Be a Parent Advocate and help us connect with new camper families.
You can be a Parent Advocate.
Parent Advocates help us connect, and build trust with, new camper families. You can provide comfort for fellow camper parents by sharing your personal camp experiences, answering questions, or simply listening.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved as a Parent Advocate to support our mission to provide magical, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses.
Become a parent speaker
(1 hour commitment throughout the year)
We have multiple opportunities for you to share your family’s experiences with other parents. You can participate by telling your story through the local media for an article or on-air segment, speak during a parent panel at camp, or share your camp experience at a Flying Horse Farms event.
Answer questions for new camper families
(15 minute phone and/or email conversations throughout the year)
We understand that sometimes the best way to be reassured is to talk with someone who has gone through the same process. Your camper has been to Flying Horse Farms, so now you’re a pro at how it all works. There are new camper families who aren’t so sure about the process and would love to talk with you about their questions and concerns. If you are willing to speak with other families about your experience, we will pass along your email or telephone number for them to contact you.
Join our arrival team to welcome new camper families
(1-5pm on check-in day during the summer)
For most parents, signing your camper up is the easy part, but arrival day can bring last minute anxiety and questions. You can help reassure new families by joining us on an arrival day of summer camp to speak with parents and campers as they check-in.
Spread the word about camp
We are always looking for new campers to welcome home. If you know a family who could benefit from camp, please have them contact our Admissions Coordinator, Olivia Miller, for more information. If you know of a larger group that could benefit from hearing about camp, Olivia would love to come speak to your network of potential camper families.
For more information about becoming a Parent Advocate, please contact:
Olivia Miller | Hero of Happy Campers
Camper Family Liaison
2017 Camp Schedule
SPRING WEEKEND FAMILY CAMPS
April 7 to 9
April 21 to 23
May 12 to 14
Cardiology Camp: June 17 to 22
Pulmonary & Facial Anomalies Camp: June 26 to July 1
Hematology & Oncology Camp A: July 9 to 14
Hematology & Oncology Camp B: July 18 to 23
Rheumatology & GI Camp: July 31 to August 5
Siblings Camp: August 8 to 13
July 9 to 14
July 18 to 23
July 31 to August 5
FALL WEEKEND FAMILY CAMPS
Neuro-Oncology Family Camp: September 15 to 17
September 29 to October 1
October 13 to 15
October 20 to 22
November 3 to 5