Category: Impact Stories

SeriousFun’s Nursing Advisor, Emo Castle, Talks Career & Life at Camp
When you think of medical professionals, you probably picture white coats and clinical settings. But being a medical professional looks, well, a little bit different at our favorite place on earth.
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Family Camp for Mothers and their Children living with HIV
Campfire Chat with Mary Silvia, Associate Director, Programs and Growth. Join us Around the Campfire for a monthly sampling of inspiration, impact, camp-inspired recipes, activities and crafts, and more! Through my…
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Research On The Impact and Benefits of SeriousFun Camps and Programs
Participating in a SeriousFun camp or program, even for just one week, can profoundly change the life and future of a child living with a serious medical condition. As members of the…
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Redefining What’s Possible: Lessons From My Dad Paul Newman
On what would have been his 98th birthday, Paul Newman's daughter, Clea Newman-Soderlund reflects upon her dad's vision of camp as a special idea that could change lives. More than 30 years later, through SeriousFun Children's Network, his dream continues to dramatically change not only the lives of kids with serious illness, but also their families, the clinicians who care for them, and the supporters who make it all happen.
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The Promise of Camp
For children with HIV/AIDS, the free camp experience offered through SeriousFun fosters adherence to medications, promotes hope, resilience and confidence.
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Sibling Bonding at the Stable
Meet siblings Kaden, Henry, and Lainey who found their love of horseback riding at Victory Junction, the SeriousFun camp in North Carolina.
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Paul Newman Inspires Joy, Hope & Generosity
Reflections from SeriousFun CEO Blake Maher
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Camp Changed the Way I View Life & Nursing
Meet Lauren, a volunteer who found her appreciation for life – and the nursing career she loves – through camp.
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Camp Made Me the Teacher I Am Today
Former camp staffer and current volunteer, Gidget, shares how camp shapes her teaching career, and what this means for her students in the classroom.
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Camp Will Surprise You, Impress You, Ground You
What brings people back to camp each year? Hear it straight from Dottie, a long-time volunteer at Over the Wall, the SeriousFun camp in the United Kingdom.
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