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Doctor in the House

By Hannah O’Briant

August 2, 2019

Many volunteers have been coming to camp since the beginning, bringing their own talents and specialties to help in any way they can. 


Dr. Christopher Clapp, also referred to as Dr. Chris by campers and counselors, has been volunteering at Victory Junction almost every year since 2006 and he attends camp during the summer as well as during family camps when he is needed. He found out about Victory Junction through being a huge NASCAR fan. He saw several commercials about the organization and figured that he might be a good fit to volunteer. Dr. Chris grew up in High Point, North Carolina and attended Appalachian State University for his undergraduate program. He then went straight into Medical School at Wake Forest University, previously known as “Bowman-Gray School of Medicine”.  

Dr. Chris always thought he was going to be a surgeon until his last year of Medical School when his motivation shifted. “I realized that I always came home with a smile on my face on days that I was learning about pediatrics and working with children,” he explained. 

Dr. Chris’s favorite part about coming to camp all this time has been reconnecting with other volunteers, counselors, and campers who have consistently attended camp along with him. He has recruited several friends to come to camp and give their time as a counselor or a volunteer as well. 

“My favorite thing to do at camp is to help kids catch fish and hang out with Mr. Larry (the volunteer archery instructor) at the archery center,” Dr. Chris said. His day-to-day job working with children is no different than volunteering at camp. Dr. Chris can perform most of the same tasks as a doctor and assist any medical needs when he is at Victory Junction just as he would do in his practice. 

Volunteers like Dr. Chris make the camp experience possible for kids who come to Victory Junction. We appreciate his dedication to help our campers, and we are grateful that he is a cherished member of the Victory Junction family.


The support and care Dr. Clapp provides at camp every year helps Victory Junction give children the greatest week of their lives, and we couldn’t ask for more.