"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Camp ReCreation....

Elizabeth just returned from her fourth year as a counselor at Camp ReCreation in Richardton, ND. Camp Rec is a summer camp experience for teens and adults with disabilities. This year was especially challenging yet rewarding one for Elizabeth.

Besides trying to make it a fun, memorable experience for her camper/s, she learned how to change Depends, make transfers, and so on. During her first week she had two campers--one teen and another in her 20's--both with autism. The second week she was paired with a young adult with cerebral palsy whom she totally loved!

Elizabeth with one of her campers....

Elizabeth with her best friend Alyssa (she was a counselor during the first week) at one of the dances....

I am so proud of her dedication to this wonderful camp! And I know she was blessed, too, by her interactions with the campers and other counselors.

AND....Elizabeth can't wait to introduce Grace to camp next year. Watch out, Camp, Grace is coming!!


  1. My mom had an older brother who had DS, and she worked at Project New Hope (founded by her parents) in Alexandria, MN often helping with the "kids" with DS and other special needs. I know it helped shape who she was. What an amazing camp and an amazing daughter you have!

  2. Way to go, Elizabeth! What a wonderful niece I have! :-)