We believe that every child, no matter their illness or diagnosis, should enjoy normal childhood experiences. Victory Junction is where children, whose lives are filled with limitations and boundaries, face fun challenges and discover just how resilient they are. The camp experience is not just about playing games, it is about helping children learn more about their abilities and what they can do.

Our Purpose

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-safe environment at no cost to the camper or their family.

Located in the hills of Randleman, North Carolina, Victory Junction is spread across 84 acres, allowing children to do what they do best— be kids, play, imagine, make friends and enjoy the adventures and experiences of camp life.

Who We Serve

Camp is available to children ages six to 16. Our campers have come from all 50 states and around the world. The Victory Junction experience is a welcome break for children who spend most of their year receiving medical treatments or attending countless hospital visits. Since opening our gates in 2004, we have served more than 23,000 campers and their family members during summer and family weekend camps. The magic of camp is also taken beyond the gates of Victory Junction through the Reach program. Victory Junction’s Reach team works with pediatric hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses to enhance and support existing patient and family-centered care with specialized camp-style programming year-round in North and South Carolina and has served more than 8,000 children since the program began in 2011.

Some illnesses and medical conditions served:

Children served during summer camp 2004-2015:

-Bleeding Disorders
-Burn Survivors
-Cerebral Palsy
-Craniofacial Anomalies
-Gastrointestinal Disorders
-Genetic Disorders
-Heart Disease

-Immunologic Disorders
-Kidney Disease
-Lung Disease
-Neurological Disorders
-Rheumatologic Disorders
-Sickle Cell Anemia
-Skin Disease
-Spina Bifida
-Physical Disabilities

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Our Impact

Creating permanent, measurable, life-changing impact is precisely our goal at Victory Junction. Children and adolescents living with serious medical conditions (our campers) experience challenges related to illness and treatment that can lead to serious stress and psychosocial difficulties.


Over the last five years the Yale Child Study Center has partnered with SeriousFun Children’s Network (the affiliation group of 9 camps including Victory Junction) to study long term impacts of the residential camp experience on children who attend. Results from both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 surveys revealed that after attending a SeriousFun camp, parents and caregivers reported changes in a number of positive attributes in their children, including confidence, independence, self-esteem, and increased interest in social activities. The recently completely 2014-2015 survey of campers and their families saw 66% of parents reporting their child demonstrated an increased interest in social activities following camp, 79% reported noticing increased confidence levels, 77% reported increased self-esteem, and 64% reported an increased sense of belonging.

“You took a little girl who felt like she was alone and made her part of a community… and made her feel special in doing so.”

-Greg, Camper Parent

Our Inspiration

In 1999, a lanky, wide-smiling teenager visited Camp Boggy Creek, a SeriousFun camp in Florida, with his dad and knew it was his calling to bring a similar camp to the hills of North Carolina where he grew up. This young man was up and coming racecar driver Adam Petty, son of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, grandson of racing legend Richard Petty and great grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty. This fourth generation driver was just starting his own racing career while still sleeping under his parents’ roof— but Adam was wise beyond his years. Passion drove him both on the track and in his desire to help others. Between races, Adam was often found in pediatric hospitals visiting children with challenging medical conditions. He also began saving money and developing the plans for the children’s camp of his dreams. One year after his touching experience visiting children at Florida’s Camp Boggy Creek, Adam Petty tragically lost his life in a racing accident at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He was only 19 years old.

To honor Adam’s memory, the Petty family gathered their strength and challenged themselves, their friends and the NASCAR community to build his inspired dream— a place where children with serious illness would be able to experience the joys of childhood and forget about being sick for a while. With land donated by Richard and Lynda Petty, the Petty family spearheaded a capital campaign in 2002 and dollar by dollar received donations from corporations, individuals and foundations to build what would become Victory Junction, a NASCAR-themed camp located in Randleman, N.C. Adam’s legacy of love was realized when we opened our gates to our first campers in June of 2004.

Our Commitment

Our commitment at Victory Junction is to provide the best care possible to all the children we serve so experiences here are not only fun and exhilarating, but safe for the kids and worry free for their parents. Excellence is the goal of the programs we create, the medical care we provide and our financial governance.


Our primary goal at Victory Junction is providing empowering experiences that nurture confidence, self-esteem and strength. Since the children we serve are dealing with a variety of serious medical conditions, to meet that goal Victory Junction must be a safe place. Victory Junction meets the rigorous safety standards of the American Camp Association and we are ACA certified. This gives families the confidence to know that they are entrusting their child to well trained, certified professionals.


Every successful not for profit charity starts with a dedicated group of leaders. At Victory Junction our board is a mix of founders, including key members of the Petty family, community leaders and volunteers who help us deliver the quality care and amazing experience that Victory Junction is known for.

Meet our Leaders


Victory Junction is part of SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN), an alliance of 9 camps nationally and 30 camps worldwide that serve children dealing with serious medical condition and chronic illnesses. Our camp is certified by SeriousFun which provides strict guidelines on camper care, financial competency and program innovations. By networking with other similar camps in SFCN, Victory Junction remains at the forefront of best practices and cutting edge research in to the impact of camp on a child’s life.


Care is key to all we do at Victory Junction. We provide the highest quality care to the children and families who come through our gates and we also show care in how we manage and steward the financial support we receive. Transparency is key. Our financial statements are open to all.

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