Torri Derks has experienced Victory Junction from a lot of different perspectives: camper, summer counselor, volunteer, intern, and now as a full time staff member! Read on to learn more about Torri and her incredible Camp journey.
A Hug in a Mug
May 17, 2021
Former Victory Junction camper Gabi opened her own coffee shop whose mission is to empower the special abilities community, find their place in the world, and enjoy fulfillment in everything they do.
Partner Spotlight: NOTA
April 7, 2021
Victory Junction has been partnering with the Network of Tyrosinemia Advocates (NOTA) since 2018, allowing families living with Tyrosinemia to meet at Camp to have some fun and to build and maintain a support network for this rare disease.
Success In a Year Full of Challenges
March 11, 2021
Victory Junction president & CEO Chad Coltrane explains how Camp navigated the challenges of 2020 to serve campers and their families in new ways and emerge from the pandemic as an even stronger organization.
Camp Wherever You Are
January 29, 2021
Whether onsite or through the internet, Victory Junction’s partnership with UNC Health brings camp magic to pediatric patients and their families wherever they are.
Planning for the Future
June 9, 2020
When it comes to planning for your future, many individuals feel uncertain of where to begin. Planning is important, and a few simple steps can provide peace of mind for you and your family.
IRAs + DAFs + Stock = BFFs!
October 10, 2019
Thanks to friends like you, every year Victory Junction is changing the world…one friend at a time. October is a great time to think about the different ways you can make a difference for camp.
Run to Victory: Team Dixon
September 5, 2019
Participating in the Run to Victory 5K, 10K or fun run is a great way to support Victory Junction while having some fun, but the Dixon family also finds motivation from their personal connections to this magical place.
Time to Fuel Up
August 9, 2019
Campers come to Victory Junction with their dietary restrictions already in the minds of the staff. No allergy will keep a child from having the most memorable week ever at Victory Junction.
July 24, 2019
Children growing up with a chronic medical condition or serious illness face many challenges in their development. Victory Junction helps these kids to build self-confidence, inspire courage, and give them hope.
July 19, 2019
Getting the chance to be with your best friend in a cabin during an awesome week of camp sounds too good to be true. However, campers Brett and Brandon got their wishes when they were assigned to the same cabin for their week at Victory Junction and made memories that will last a lifetime.
July 5, 2019
Victory Junction not only brings joy to children living with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, but it also gives the families of these children comfort in knowing that their child is in a safe and supportive community.
June 28, 2019
Being a volunteer at Victory Junction is more than just a behind the scenes job. Getting the chance to hang out with awesome campers makes for an amazing week, and keeps volunteers coming back year after year.
Horsin’ Around at Victory Junction
June 21, 2019
For kids living with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions, Victory Junction is a place to overcome fears, discover new abilities, and have fun! The program activities available here at camp encourage them to just be themselves and leave their worries at the gate.
June 17, 2019
Rachel Dempster attended camp at Victory Junction this summer for the very first time! Her passion for the activities she encountered brought smiles to everyone around her throughout the entire week of camp.
October 3, 2018
Daily life can be challenging for families living with Tyrosinemia. Victory Junction gives these families a place where their children can meet kids like them and play together in a safe environment.
September 20, 2018
Weekend camps gives children with serious illnesses the chance to relax and have fun; providing their families a much-needed respite from their daily routines and struggles.
The People Behind Camp’s Heartbeat
August 4, 2018
Volunteers like Ralph and Janice keep the heartbeat of Victory Junction strong! Together they volunteer at least five per year for summer camps and family weekends.
Grace’s Final Lap
July 27, 2018
Having the opportunity to attend Victory Junction for multiple years is a true gift for campers, but their last year can be hard. Leaving a place that provides a sense of acceptance makes for an emotional departure.