#GivingTuesday, November 27, is quickly approaching! This is a day to focus on helping others after the shopping extravaganza days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday serves as a reminder to all of us that non-profits depend on the generosity of others to survive.
Wisconsin Right to Life relies heavily on #GivingTuesday to fund our educational programs. One program that benefits from #GivingTuesday is our L!fe Camp summer teen camp.
In order to Keep Building Wisconsin for Life, the pro-life movement needs leaders for the future. With this in mind, Wisconsin Right to Life’s Joleigh Bass created what is now L!fe Camp, a five-day summer camp that teaches teens the sometimes-forgotten skills of logic, rhetoric and debate from prominent pro-life leaders, all through the lens of the life issues.
So are kids enjoying camp? The answer is a resounding YES!
“I LOVE camp!” said Michaela of La Crosse, “From the instructors to the other campers, everyone there was amazing. It was so inspiring to be around other people who share my pro-life views.”
At L!fe Camp 2018, campers learned how to effectively communicate their pro-life beliefs from Scott Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute and author of the books, Stand for Life and The Case for Life. Rose of Fredonia said, “The Scott Klusendorf sessions were amazing! There was so much important information, and it was great to learn how to defend life.”
In addition to learning about the life issues, campers enjoy such activities as boating, navigating a high ropes course, zip lining, campfires, crafts, plus other traditional camp activities. Best of all, they make lifelong friends. Camper Maggie, also of Fredonia, explained, “I loved the craft center. On Wednesday night, we had a camp-wide scavenger hunt and escape room. It was so much fun!” She added, “I met so many fun people at camp. It was great to get to know other teens I can work with to spread the truth about life to my friends.”
Campers also spend a day in Madison at the capitol. There, they learn the importance of pro-life laws and their part in the legislative process. They also learn about lobbying and meet with legislators and their staff to discuss the life issues.
“There was such a positive energy at camp. Everyone was so friendly and it was great to learn about the life issues that a lot of people just don’t talk about,” said Eve of Onalaska. “Camp is also very eye-opening. I realize now what big issues abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide are. They affect all of us!”
Join Us in 2019!
L!fe Camp 2019 will take place August 5-9 at the Green Lake Conference Center. Dave Sterrett, founder of the ministry “Disruptive Truth” as well as author of I Am Second: Real Stories, Changing Lives, Aborting Aristotle, and We Choose Life: Authentic Stories, Movements of Hope will join the team at L!fe Camp. He will be teaching on such topics as what it means to be human, natural law, and avoiding bias fallacies when discussing the life issues. More information can be found at LifeSummerCamp.com.
New speakers and sessions are being added, so be sure to check LifeSummerCamp.com often!
Help L!fe Camp Build Wisconsin for Life
L!fe Camp is not only making a difference in the lives of teens, it’s making a difference in our culture.
“At L!fe Camp, I was really inspired by the progress the pro-life movement has made. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve saved over 174,000 lives – that’s incredible!” said Michaela. She added, “Camp has definitely inspired me to keep working and keep making changes.”
Gifts to Wisconsin Right to Life’s #GivingTuesday campaign will help fund all of our education programs, including L!feCamp. You don’t have to wait until #GivingTuesday, either. You can give today! And don’t forget: your gifts to the WRTL Education Fund are fully tax-deductible.
Thank you for helping Wisconsin teens learn the truth about life!
The Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund is a 501(c)3 entity and your gifts are fully tax-deductible.