LOGAN, W.Va. — Every August for three days ‘at risk children’ from Logan, Mingo and Boone Counties get a unique vacation — We Can Camp. This year marked the 24th year for the camp sponsored by Children’s Home Society’s We Can program and supported by many local agencies. The program for this year’s camp held at the Wyoming County Youth Camp included swimming, sports, crafts, karate, a carnival games, talent show and dance, a magic show, drug awareness, and an Air Evac helicopter visit.
“Our camp would not be possible without the help of so many groups in the community” Ellen Browning, We Can Coordinator and director for the camp, said.
Browning added she would like to thank the following for their continuing support: Food by Kim Tipton of Necco and the Becco Church; Logan County Schools; Jamie Darrin Christian Academy; Logan and Mingo County Child Advocacy Centers; WV DHHR; Pieces Coalition, Jeremy Farley; Necco of Logan; Mingo County Schools; Man Clothing & Jewelry Co.; Crystal and Cassie Imes, Karate; Children’s Home Society; Children’s First; New Beginnings; WV Extension Services, Dana Wright; W.Va. State Police Troop 5, Capt. Nelson, Sgts Hensley and Lively, TFC Honaker; Logan McDonalds; Air Evac; Kiwanis Club of Logan; Baisden Brothers; Pepsi Bottling Co.; Akers Stone Trophy Co. and Logan Regional Medical Center.
“They key to any camp’s success is the camp staff,” Browning said. “We are blessed with a dedicated group of young — and not so young — people who come every year and insure our kids have a great time.”
The staff includes: cabin counselors were Jeremy Tipton, Jack Tilley, Austin Taylor, Jake Nagy, Levi Davis, Tanner Shannon, Tanner Grimmett, Isaiah May, Paul Pratt, Josh Honaker, Jax Tipton, Katherine Bragg, Kayla Hudgins, Lisa Kovach, Lydia Hatfield, Holly Nagy, Katie Bobberra, Chrissy Farmer, Kailey Tiller, Brooke Whited, Kayla Vance, and Bev Salyers, and the support staff: Shandra Bishop, Josh Dingess, Aaron Dingess, Becky Farmer, Beth Cook, Brooke Honaker, Cassie Adkins, Kim Tipton, Linda Maynard, Missy Tiller, Christa Kovach, Jill Adkins, Stephanie Ryan, Tammy Morgan, Katherine Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Debbie Harless, Kaitlin Grimmett, Zeke Davis, Brady Blevins, Jimmy Porter and Cathy Deskins.