For Alison Feigh, going to camp is something every child should experience.
“Magic happens by the campfire. I started going to camp when I was 5, and it shaped the person I am,” she says. “So when my friend told me about One Heartland, I was drawn to the mission.”
Today, she demonstrates that dedication by bringing groups from her youth ministry and music group to camp, helping with service projects that range from building, to painting to leveling the pool area. Her group has volunteered since 2002, and their help and commitment has been essential to maintaining the 97-acre facility in Willow River, Minn.
It turns out it means a lot to her group of volunteers, too. re facility in Willow River, MN.
“There’s a ripple effect of rolling up your sleeves and doing something for someone else,” she says, adding that members of her Episcopal volunteers have gone on to help in other ways at camp.
Alison is the program coordinator of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, where she has worked since 2001. It’s just another extension of her calling to help others, but part of her heart is always at camp.
“Camp gives us a chance to figure out who we are, what we stand for and who will support us. It’s a place to be recognized for the gifts you bring.”