July 22, 2016
Dear Camp Aldersgate Friends and Family,
It is bittersweet to say “goodbye.” After 21 years of being a part of the Camp Aldersgate family, I am leaving this amazing place. My husband has accepted a job in Charleston, South Carolina, and while I never dreamed that we would move out of state or that I would not be a part of the staff at Camp Aldersgate, this is a great opportunity for my family.
I can’t emphasize enough what an incredible team Camp has and their daily demonstration of passion and love for our participants and programs is undeniable. Our Board leadership is strong, dedicated and exhibits a deep understanding of our programs, as well as Camp’s significance in this community. While change is tough and brings with it so many unknowns, this Camp will remain as strong as ever.
One thing I know, God is in this place. He has guided the work of so many dear volunteers – from our original founders in 1947; to the doctors, volunteers and staff who had a vision for beginning Camp’s programs for children with disabilities and medical conditions, to the growth in our facilities and programming of today.
Camp has a solid strategic and master plan, and, more importantly, a vision for its future. These things will all continue to move forward with success. With this said, we will be seeking new leadership. Camp’s Board of Directors hope to have someone in place in October. However, I will stay as Camp’s CEO until we find that perfect fit and to ensure a smooth transition.
If you know of someone who would be great for Camp Aldersgate, resumes can be sent to Camp Aldersgate c/o Search Committee, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, AR, 72205, or via email to [email protected] by August 12th. A job summary and minimum qualifications can be found on our website at campaldersgate.net.
I ask that each of you continue your love and support of Camp Aldersgate’s programs and staff. While we always strive to provide the highest quality of programming possible, we need financial support to continue to grow and strengthen our programming no matter who is leading the organization.
From the moment I stepped onto the grounds at Camp Aldersgate, I knew this place was my home. Over the years, I have been a part of a phenomenal family as well. I have met the most caring people ever who have helped me grow personally and professionally. I appreciate the support that has been shown to me over these years. For that I will be forever grateful.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~ A.A. Milne