Victory Junction will always hold a special place in the hearts of the McKissick family.
Together We Are Camp
December 19, 2022
2022 was a year for Victory Junction that truly exemplified how together, we are Camp.
Partnership Spotlight: Fabry
October 27, 2022
The National Fabry Disease Foundation returned to Victory Junction in 2022 for their 11th annual Fabry family weekend.
Running Back Home
September 9, 2022
Haleigh, one of Victory Junction’s very first campers, shares why she participates in Run to Victory.
Campers to Counselors
August 9, 2022
Sarah and Claire first met at VJ in 2018 as campers. They reunited at Camp in 2022 as summer counselors and quickly became good friends.
Platinum Seal of Transparency
July 29, 2022
Victory Junction recently achieved GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, its highest rated level of transparency and accountability for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
A Day Packed with Summer Camp Fun
July 8, 2022
Summer day camp sessions condense the activities of a summer camp week into a short session that still delivers a lot of fun and excitement!
From Camper to Camp Staff
June 23, 2022
Meet DJ, a former VJ camper and counselor, who is now part of the year-round staff as the Program Area Manager.
Camp Beyond Our Gates
May 26, 2022
Victory Junction’s REACH program takes Camp magic to children at hospitals and clinics, as well as their families at Ronald McDonald Houses across the Carolinas.
Volunteers Make Our Heart Race!
April 15, 2022
Victory Junction volunteers use their time, talent, and energy in many ways to make the magic of Camp possible for the children and families we serve.
Home Away From Home
March 16, 2022
People who know Julie Silva might say she is a great listener and has a side hug that can warm any heart. But if you ask Julie, she says that she wouldn’t have those qualities without VJ.
Love Is In The Air
February 11, 2022
People make friendships and connections through Camp. For Amber and Trey White those connections led to love!
More Than a Job, More Than a Camp
January 19, 2022
Working as summer staff or volunteering at Victory Junction is a great way to make a difference in the lives of campers.
A Chat With Our CEO
December 16, 2021
Victory Junction president and CEO Chad Coltrane shares his thoughts on Camp’s success in 2021 and a look at what’s ahead for the new year.
A Season For Thankfulness
November 18, 2021
November is a season for gratitude, and in that spirit we would like to share some what we are thankful for at Victory Junction.
Partnership Spotlight: Horizons Residential Care
October 21, 2021
Victory Junction’s partnership with Horizons Residential Care gives long-term care residents opportunities to have some camp fun.
Adaptability at VJ
October 4, 2021
Special adaptations and accessibility features make Victory Junction a barrier-free experience for every child who comes to Camp.
A “Beary” Happy Story
August 30, 2021
Kids who come to Victory Junction love the bears and blankets they get to take home, but they’re much more than mementos of Camp. They can bring comfort, and sometimes, even purpose to our campers.
Partner Spotlight: Trillium
July 8, 2021
Since 2019, Trillium Health Resources has been partnering with Victory Junction to serve families from eastern North Carolina through Spring, Fall, and most recently Summer family retreat programs.
Camp Has a Way of Teaching
June 28, 2021
Lauren is a camper-turned-counselor, who calls Victory Junction her favorite place in the world. She now uses lessons she learned at Camp to help teach a new generation of kids.
Torri’s Camp Journey
May 25, 2021
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.
Fueling the Future
March 9, 2021
Former VJ Nutrition Team member Jessica Pastuf talks about her journey from Camp to the Super Bowl!
Campy Ever After
February 12, 2021
Love is always in the air at Victory Junction, especially for those who met their soulmates at camp!
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.
The CARES Act + Victory Junction
April 3, 2020
The CARES Act includes three incentives to encourage charitable giving.
A Gift That Keeps Giving
February 11, 2020
Planned gifts to Victory Junction make a lasting impact for the children we serve.
January 9, 2020
Adam, a camper with a big heart and big dreams, reveals why Victory Junction is such a special place.
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.
Where Are They Now: Hartley
September 18, 2019
Former camper Hartley Plyler and her parents describe how Victory Junction has helped her to thrive.
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.
45 Club Member Spotlight
August 13, 2019
Meet Jordan Washburn, a long-time Victory Junction supporter and a 45 Club member.
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.
Doctor in the House
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.
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.
Reaching New Heights
July 12, 2019
Each program area at Victory Junction provides challenges for campers to overcome to help build their self-confidence.
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.
Cake for Breakfast
November 19, 2018
Victory Junction is filled with many traditions that make camp an unforgettable experience. One such tradition is the Cake for Breakfast Club,
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.
A Look Into Our Year-Round Staff
August 8, 2018
Some year-round camp staff talk about their Victory Junction journeys and share their favorite camp memories.
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.