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A Family Affair

June 21, 2017

If you ask around, everyone has their own story and connection with Victory Junction.

Sue grew up in Salisbury, NC, but living near Victory Junction isn’t how she discovered camp. For her, it all started with family. Sue’s twin sister, Grace, was born with a rare genetic disorder. Grace attended summer camp three times before aging out and their family spent quality time at camp Family Weekends.

“Our family can never repay Victory Junction for what camp has done for Grace,”

Sue’s family enjoyed Victory Junction so much, they wanted to do more. Grace became an ambassador for camp. Then, their camp connection grew when Sue’s brother, Spencer, began working as a counselor three years ago. He continues to keep Victory Junction in his summer plans.

In fact, this summer you can find Spencer working with campers at the Catch, Kiss, and Release Dock. While he spends his summer days fishing, kayaking and on the pontoon boat, you can find another family member around camp, too. This summer Sue is joining in on the fun, only this time she’s not a family weekend camper – she’s a summer staffer. In Sue’s first year she is a program counselor, working with campers at the Adventure Tower and zip line. Sue wouldn’t want to spend her summer any other way.

At Victory Junction, everything is designed to create fun, make memories and change campers’ lives. Sue’s family knows that first-hand. They have noticed the difference camp has made in Grace’s life.

“Camp is a place where Grace feels she belongs and thrives,”

Sue and her family can’t imagine a life without Victory Junction because of how it has built Grace’s self-confidence and brought them all closer together.

No matter how our counselors and campers find their way to Victory Junction, the experience is something they can all relate too, and it is indescribable.

Sue is attending Radford University and is studying Speech Therapy. She is also a part of Tri Sigma Sorority.