Volunteer Testimonials

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A VOLUNTEER AT CAMP DAYBREAK?

Camp Daybreak has shaped me into the person I am today. It provided me the opportunity in high-school to find my passion of working with kids. Starting as a volunteer Big Sister, I never knew I would become the Camp Nurse. I have learned that as you become part of Daybreak, it becomes a part of you and what you give comes back tenfold.

Janet ``Pickle`` MacDonald

2004 - Present | RN, WEMT, MPIC

Participating in Camp Daybreak for many summers gave me the confidence to follow my dreams and become a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. By experiencing the joy of these special kiddos at Daybreak, and working closely with a passionate team of counselors and head staff, I knew I would find happiness in a career geared toward helping children with differences...Camp Daybreak solidified my career path, and further developed my focus in finding a career that is absolutely fulfilling.

Melissa Schofield

Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston, MA

Camp Daybreak expanded my perspective of teaching and gave me insight as to the needs of certain children. I minored in Special Education in college and went on to become the Director of Camp Daybreak for nine years. Those summers were busy with preparations as well as raising my own children, but I would not be who I am today without the experiences I had through Daybreak and the people I was privileged to work with and for!

Carolyn Ricker

Former Director Camp Daybreak | 5th Grade Teacher

For me, Camp Daybreak is a place where we can all go for one week a year, and the rest of the world disappears. The only thing that matters is having fun and helping others, and everyone can be the best version of themselves. `{`E`}`veryone is friendly, there is no judgement, we all get the support we need, and we have a great time...Camp Daybreak means that for that one week, I can make a difference in the lives of others, and they can make a difference in mine.

Jessica Colbourne

2000 - 2013 | Chemistry Teacher, Harwood High School

The bonds and memories created in my 10 years as a Daybreak volunteer are many of my strongest. This experience taught me to be a positive, uplifting influence in the lives of young people while doing just the same for me. Daybreak not only changes the lives of the campers it services; it changes the lives of its volunteers as well.

Kim Blasie

1999 - 2010 | 5th Grade Teacher, Stafford, VA

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100 State Street, Suite 352
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263
campdaybreak@pear-vt.org

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