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Waiting List for Out of Area Campers

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:23

We are excited to announce that our 2015 Camp Live, Laugh, Love is almost full! However, that means that we will only be accepting applications from campers in the Northern Michigan area- with priorities on Otsego, Roscommon and Crawford Counties. While we hate to turn away ANY child who needs camp, we need to make sure that our local area children are not turned away as they have no other alternatives in our area. Almost ALL of our funding comes in from the Roscommon and Otsego County area so we need to save the last few spots available for campers from these areas.

Camp Live, Laugh, Love 2015 is open for applications!

on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:06

Once again, camp is being planned for the summer of 2015!  Camp will be from Friday, July 24th through Sunday, July 26th.  Once again, it will be at the YMCA Camp Nissokone in Oscoda, MI.  If you know of a child who may benefit from attending our camp for grieving children, please contact us as soon as possible and we will see that they get an application, or have them print the application from this site.  The only thing that is different from last year is the date.  Please send your applications in as soon as you can and you will have a better chance of attending. Applications for campers

Thank you to our Donors!

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 16:43

We would like to thank all who have donated to help us to continue providing our camp free of cost to all who participate. We encourage you to take a look at our Donor list which is located on the Donors page.  Please frequent any businesses that you see on the list and thank them for helping us to keep Camp Live, Laugh, Love available free of charge.  Can you find it in your heart to donate? Without these donations (large and small) Camp Live, Laugh, Love would not be possible!  For your convenience there is a Donate button in the sidebar of every page on the website.

Teen Buddy and Adult Volunteer Spots are full!

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:37

We are excited to announce that we have enough Teens and Adult Volunteers for our 2015 Camp Live, Laugh, Love! Any applications that we receive now will be put on a waiting list. However, we do still have some camper spots open for campers from the Northern Michigan area.

A camper's story

on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 18:52

My name is Jacob. When I was 11 years old I lost my best friend and role model to suicide. He was like a dad to me and spent time doing things a dad would do with a kid. Losing him has been the hardest thing I have ever had to endure. I never got to say goodbye and tell him how important he was to me. I attended Camp Live, Laugh, Love and met my teen buddy Curtis (see photo above)who had also experienced the suicide of a close friend. It was helpful to share with him and I didn’t feel so alone or different. He helped me make a memory journal that I was able to put my thoughts in.

A week after