Polar Bear Plunge 2021 - Polar Bear Everywhere   ○   Kuchel Dwellers

Joe Wolnik

January 1, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Help Make a Difference, One Step at a Time

Supporting kids with the opportunity to go to summer camp gives them the chance to grow in ways they have never imagined and make friends and memories that will last forever.

Why I Plunge

 

Camp Fitch is my home. Here, I have the opportunity to learn, grow, experiment, and (most importantly) fail. The mission of Camp Fitch is to make kids better forever. While this may seem like an insurmountable endeavor, the true impact of Fitch is even greater. Camp Fitch is a community, a family. A family that offers a safe space for all that walk across its doorstep. It’s a place for anyone to truly better themselves. 

When I started as a counselor in 2016, I just thought camp would be a fun experience that would give me funny stories to tell at the office. Once I felt the impact one can make here, I knew I wanted my office to be the trees, the lake, the smiles on everyones’ faces as they pass through here. I have lived at Fitch for almost three years now, and there hasn’t been a day that I doubt the change in my life’s path.

As the Summer Program Director I see the true reach of Camp Fitch. I see kids cry at the end of the week because they don’t want their time here to ever end. I meet parents that are eternally grateful that their child is growing up to be great young adults. I get to watch kids that I had as campers grow up into young staff and have their own campers that look up to them. I connect with alumni of all ages that still hold the memories of campfires and worn down shoes dearly in their hearts after all this time.  

I’m jumping into the icy waters of Lake Erie so that more kids get to call this place home, and grow up in a community that supports them and pushes them to be better than they thought they could.

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My Supporters

  • Grant Cohoe April 2021
  • Diane Cluxton April 2021
  • Michael Neal April 2021 710.00$
  • Carolynn Ziance April 2021 100.00$
  • Kristen Leskovec April 2021 103.00$
  • Meghan Gross March 2021 25.00$
  • Christian's Bubba and Grandma Pavolko March 2021
  • Jazmin Bandera To all the unforgettable memories at Camp Fitch and the ones to make! February 2021 30.00$
  • Diana Bandera February 2021 20.00$
  • Amy Reyes I had the best time visiting Camp Fitch this fall, and it was one of the most memorable trips ever. February 2021 103.00$
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  • Michael Neal April 2021 710.00$
  • Kristen Leskovec April 2021 103.00$
  • Amy Reyes I had the best time visiting Camp Fitch this fall, and it was one of the most memorable trips ever. February 2021 103.00$
  • Carolynn Ziance April 2021 100.00$
  • Jazmin Bandera To all the unforgettable memories at Camp Fitch and the ones to make! February 2021 30.00$
  • Meghan Gross March 2021 25.00$
  • Diana Bandera February 2021 20.00$
  • John Mohr February 2021 5.15$
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