Victory Junction – Making it Possible for Kids to Experience Camp Like No Other
When I was a kid, I had the opportunity to go to Girl Scout Camp every year. I loved it because it gave me the chance to sleep in a tent or teepee, learn about horses, experience the outdoors and make new friends. Camp is an experience that every child should have if possible. I recently learned about Victory Junction – a camp located in North Carolina that enriches the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
At camp, kids ages 6-16 have the opportunity to enjoy normal childhood experiences once thought impossible – such as swimming, horseback riding and zip-lining – all in a medically-sound environment. The best part? As a non-profit, campers attend camp at absolutely no cost to their families.
About Victory Junction
At Victory Junction, they believe that every child, no matter their illness or diagnosis, should enjoy normal childhood experiences. Located in Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction provides life-changing camp experiences that help enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illness, all in a safe and medically-sound environment. The Victory Junction camp experience is available to children ages six to 16, always at no cost to campers or their families. The goal is allow children to do what they do best – be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.
Fun is what we are about and what we do best. At Victory Junction we help foster independence, confidence and growth in every child we meet. How? Through fun! At camp fun looks like the joy of laughter after being soaked by a refreshing bucket of water at the water park, or the smiles of accomplishment after conquering the 55 foot adventure tower and the zipline, or the happiness of making friends through horseback riding, bowling and dance parties. It’s always safe and it is always fun! We create moments that will stay with our campers forever.
Who Does Victory Junction Serve?
Camp at Victory Junction is available to children ages six to 16. The Victory Junction experience is a welcome break for children who spend most of their year receiving medical treatments and attending countless hospital visits.
Some of the illnesses served:
- Bleeding Disorders
- Burn Survivors
- Cerebral Palsy
- Craniofacial Anomalies
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Genetic Disorders
- Heart Disease
- Immunologic Disorders
- Kidney Disorders
- Lung Disease
- Neurological Disorders
- Physical Disabilities
- Rheumatologic Disorders
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Skin Disorders
Want to learn more about Victory Junction? Check out these interesting facts and figures.
- Victory Junction was founded by the Petty family in honor of Adam Petty in 2004
- Since 2004, Victory Junction has served more than 22,000 campers
- Victory Junction sits on 84 acres
- Victory Junction is accredited by the American Camping Association and a member of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman
- Victory Junction provides week-long summer sessions for children ages six to 16, weekend sessions for children and their families in the fall and spring during Family Weekends and all year round through our Outreach Program
- Victory Junction serves children with chronic medical conditions and serious illness
- Victory Junction is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charity supported through the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donations
What Do Campers Think of Victory Junction?
- “I was diagnosed a few months ago and this was the first time I was able to forget about my illness.” -Emma, 16
- “If I could change one thing about the world, I would make Victory Junction bigger so more people could come to camp.” – Zoe, 10
- “It makes me the happiest when I get the chance to come to this camp.” -Chloe, 9
- “Victory junction means a lot to me…I have more fun than I’ve ever had in my life.” – Delton, 15
- “Victory Junction is like a place where you can actually be a real kid. You get the chance to do a bunch of fun activities for a lot of days. It really encouraged my life.” – Elijah, 7
Victory Junction seems like such an awesome camp! I love that it gives children going through a hard life with illnesses the opportunity to have, enjoy the outdoors and be a kid! As I said earlier, every child should have the opportunity to experience camp and thanks to Victory Junction, these kids can experience camp like no other.
What do you like about Victory Junction?