Non Profit of the YEAR!

Do you KNOW Confidence Learning Center Was Named the 2017 Non-Profit of the year in the Brainerd Lakes Area?

What a tremendous honor Camp received this fall being named Non-Profit of the Year – the staff, board members and volunteers are proud and humbled by this recognition! What makes Camp the Non-Profit of the year?

An excerpt of the nomination letter reads:

The “dedicated staff” and “Unwavering support from community partners” is second to none when looking at the foundational relationships with the Brainerd Jaycees, Sertoma, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary, Eagles and so many more businesses in the Brainerd Lakes Area and across the state of MN.

The leadership, integrity and management skills to keep Camp Confidence thriving for nearly 50 years not only comes from the Executive Director, but every board member, staff person, user group, volunteer and business associate with Camp.

No one can better describe Confidence Learning Center than our users; as written by Brenda Goble, Program Director at Achieving Independence, Inc.

I have worked in the residential setting for 21 years caring for people with developmental disabilities.  Throughout those 21 years, I have had countless interactions with the staff and programs at Camp Confidence. The people who work there are amazing and genuinely care for the people they serve and the work that they do!  Every month our group attends an activity at Camp.

Camp has provided our ladies with experiences and memories beyond belief.  A few summers ago, while camping, I saw a woman in her 50’s catch the first fish of her life.  She was so excited!  I’ve seen every one of our ladies drive the pontoon. I’ve seen people slightly afraid of adventure go tubing, people test their limits and pass the lifejacket or the swimming challenge, and have even seen some climb a tree.  I could go on and on about the experiences offered at Camp.  Probably my favorite thing about camp is that none of the campers even mention missing the television!

The staff at Camp have extraordinary abilities to help people to overcome their disabilities and to accept the campers as they are.  The staff are friendly, helpful and encouraging!  I truly feel that anyone who enters the Camp Confidence grounds is welcomed and celebrated.

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