For the past 14 years Rachel Phillips has been a part of the Fircom community. Over the years she has experienced the life of a camper, counsellor, and now board member. Rachel recently took the time to tell us why she became a Friend of Fircom monthly donor.

"I support Camp Fircom as a Friend of Fircom monthly donor and a volunteer Board Director, because I believe in the importance of camping experiences that are accessible and welcoming to all.

"I experienced firsthand the magic of Camp Fircom when I first came to camp as a teenager 14 years ago, attending May Retreat and spending summers volunteering as a cabin leader at summer camp. I look back on my time at camp as a life-changing experience. It was during my time at Fircom that I finally found the sense of belonging I struggled to find in high school. I found my place and my people and grew from an insecure teenager into a capable young person.

"I have Fircom to thank for the person I am today - through camp I made lasting friendships, met my partner, rediscovered my love of the outdoors, found new strengths and abilities, started on my career path, and developed confidence in myself.

"This is the reason why I continue to support Fircom, so that other young people can experience the magic of Camp Fircom and find a place where they belong. Please consider joining me as a monthly donor, so Camp Fircom can stay accessible and magical for generations to come! Become a Friend of Fircom!"

- Rachel Phillips, Friend of Fircom and Board Member


To learn more about giving to Camp Fircom, please check out our Get Involved page.

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