Yes, it’s an Epic Experience

Jay Campers

My name is Kim and I am a two time breast cancer survivor, both cases within the last four years. The first time I had a bilateral mastectomy and the second time (yes, even with no breast you can get breast cancer) I had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation at Callaway Young Cancer Center. I am a strong woman whose motto all …

Putting Your Life Back Together

Jay Campers

In July of 2012, I heard those 3 loathsome words that have impacted so many lives through the years, “You have cancer”. I was 28 and had gotten married just 3 months earlier. I felt completely unprepared for this fight. More than that, I felt it was completely unfair that I was so young, lived a clean lifestyle, had no …

Finding the Unexpected in Colorado

Jay Campers

I heard about Epic Experience from two previous campers. Both kept telling me I needed to go; that 7W Guest Ranch was beautiful, that the activities were awesome, that I would find a new Epic family, that I would laugh till my sides hurt—which all sounds incredible, right? But I kept dragging my feet. It’s a free week of outdoor …

Hosting a Fundraiser is like Riding a Roller Coaster

Jay Campers, Volunteers

As I settle down after this incredible epic weekend, I’ve decided that hosting a fundraiser is much like riding a roller coaster. Imagine a new coaster at Elitches, with bigger, faster, stomach-tightening rides…That’s the one we choose! The committee plans diligently as the coaster heads up for the first drop. Smiles, gleeful cheers, encouraging fist pumps rally us to the …

Something EPIC

Jay Campers

When Nancy asked me to write a blog post about my week with Epic I was honored, and a little nervous to be honest. I am not a writer, but I wanted to be able to truly express the experience I had at camp. So, here goes….. Upon arrival at the airport I was greeted by friendly staff (some of …

MY ‘EPIC EXPERIENCE’…

Jay Campers

The older i get the more it takes me to step out of my comfort zone. it’s hard enough to step out for an hour or two, an evening or even a day..but for a WEEK? it seemed impossible. but, i do like to push myself into that uncomfortable zone from time to time and it has always payed off …