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Volunteer Voices

When I first came to CAP I expected to spend a year volunteering and figuring out my “next step.” I thought that when I left I would be leaving for somewhere – I would have a clear plan of what I wanted to do next. Then I got toward the end of my...

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Lesson One Poverty is not pretty. It’s not a glossy brochure where some pretty girls and boys from (what’s that place, again?) smile toothy grins or look up shyly with saucers for eyes. It’s not some noble pursuit, filmed to win an Oscar, revealing...

Volunteer Alumni Updates

This issue also available as a PDF. Children of CAP alumni follow in their footsteps Nathaniel Fouch, Kerry LeBrun and Sarah LeBrun, three children of CAP alums, served this summer at Camp AJ. Nathaniel Fouch has no doubt about that. His parents,...

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I have been tamed. Really, over the past months, these wild, delightful children have been taming me. Slowly but surely we moved closer to the middle, until we were side by side, laughing and hugging freely. But I have been tamed in a way I didn’t...

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 The great 20th Century thinker, GK Chesterton (the "Apostle of Common Sense"), once observed that "The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less...

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