Indian Summer Camp is a camp for children with cancer and their families located in Louisville. These types of camps are close to my heart, because I’ve spent a week as a counselor down at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL and know first-hand the impact that they have on the lives of children struggling with a life-threatening disease. The camps provide an opportunity for kids to meet other kids who are also sick, just like them. Also, they are able to have fun and do activities that they normally aren’t able to do without a medical staff around.
In the video above, you can see that Josh Harrellson recently visited kids at the camp in Louisville. Harrellson could be doing a lot of different things in his limited time back at Kentucky, but it’s great to see him putting smiles on the faces of children who need it. While at Kentucky, athletes are involved in a lot of service leadership opportunities, but it’s good to see that Harrellson is continuing it beyond his years at UK. In the interview, Harrellson talks about how rewarding it is to spend time with the kids and simply make them smile. Not only did Harrellson put in his time to help give kids a good experience at camp, but his presence also raises awareness for the camp and ways that Big Blue Nation can help.
Check out the Indian Summer Camp website and find out ways in which you can help. Besides monetarily, you can also donate your time to spend with the kids or donate any items on the camp wish list. An especially fun way to help is for any insured boat owners to volunteer their time driving their boat at the annual “Boat Day” at Taylorsville Lake.
Good work Josh, you’re making BBN proud.