About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camp facility for children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions. Founded by Kyle Petty and his family in honor of his son Adam, Victory Junction provides life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a medically-safe environment, always free of charge. Victory Junction’s adaptive, intentional programming includes summer camp, family weekends, day programs, and equine therapy. In addition to onsite programs, Victory Junction’s REACH team takes camp experiences to children and their families at hospitals, clinics, and in Ronald McDonald Houses throughout North and South Carolina.
Since opening in 2004, Victory Junction has delivered more than 100,000 camp experiences and has served children from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as four countries. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to children or their families.
A world where every child experiences adventure, finds belonging, and builds resilience.
Our Core Values
Victory Junction provides 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. Our core values form the foundation for our commitment to excellence. We strive to ensure our campers are #1 by creating a balance between our core values of:
We passionately care for our campers, families and team, and provide a safe haven that allows everyone the opportunity to be themselves.
We deliver extraordinary and memorable camp experiences by sustaining high quality, fully accessible facilities, a commitment to customized programming and continuous improvement on every level.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and independence which encourages individuality and fosters true possibilities.
We maintain an environment of trust, honesty and transparency by encouraging a vigorous, open flow of communication on all levels, in all directions.
We value everyone’s unique experience and insight, and we are committed to creating an environment that builds relationships, supports collaboration, and encourages openness to new ideas.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Y’all means all and all are welcome here. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than words to us. At Victory Junction, they are critical to our core values and allow us to achieve our mission of enriching the lives of children with serious illnesses.
We are committed to fostering a culture where every person that’s part of Victory Junction – campers, families, staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners – feels valued, supported, and included. This means ensuring a safe space, removing barriers, and providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of medical condition, physical ability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, and socioeconomic background.
Commitment to Excellence
Victory Junction is part of SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN), an alliance of nine camps nationally and 30 camps worldwide, that serve children dealing with complex medical conditions. 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 children’s lives.
Victory Junction also meets the rigorous safety standards of the American Camp Association. Our ACA certification gives families the confidence to know that they are entrusting their child to well trained, certified professionals.
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.
Victory Junction is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is registered and certified to raise funds in all 50 states. Learn more about our financials, ethics, and accountability.