“After each visit to the camp, General Schwarzkopf would reminisce and share the contentment he felt of seeing children who suffered with serious childhood illnesses, laughing and smiling and realizing they weren’t alone.”
Eustis, FL (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
As a founder of Camp Boggy Creek, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, was instrumental in creating the Camp that is treasured today. He understood that, for children with serious illnesses, childhood is a precious thing that needs to be preserved and never taken for granted.
Camp Boggy Creek recently honored the Camp Founder at the annual Schwarzkopf Society Luncheon with a video tribute and remarks by longtime friend and colleague, General Jim Ellis (US Army Ret.). The more than 100 guests reflected on the magnitude of his life and the many remarkable stories of his leadership, kindness and compassion.
“I will always remember his visits to the camp and how he enjoyed interacting with the campers. Going to the lake, fishing with the campers and having fun on the dock were always favorites,” shared General Jim Ellis (US Army Ret.), former Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Camp Boggy Creek. “After each visit to the camp, General Schwarzkopf would reminisce and share the contentment he felt of seeing children who suffered with serious childhood illnesses, laughing and smiling and realizing they weren’t alone.”
Everyone at Camp Boggy Creek is greatly saddened by the passing of General Schwarzkopf and are inspired by his unwavering commitment to Camp Boggy Creek and the legacy he left. His vision to provide a place of hope and joy to children remains evident through camper smiles, that are witnessed each and every day at Camp Boggy Creek.
June Clark, President and CEO stated, "General Schwarzkopf was a great leader and an American Hero - an honorable and principled man in all aspects of his life and we were blessed to have him as part of the Camp Boggy Creek family. He was an indelible part of our history and will be missed by all that knew him."
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About Camp Boggy Creek
Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232-acre nonprofit serves children ages 7–16 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network. Learn more by visiting campboggycreek.org.