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We Are SeriousFun – Changing the World, One Camp Story at a Time

Share Your Story and Make a Difference (In Less Than 3 Minutes!)

In honor of what would’ve been SeriousFun founder Paul Newman’s 94th birthday on Saturday, January 26, we’re inviting camper alumni, family members, volunteers, donors and our extended camp family to share a story about the power of camp. It takes only minutes and you’ll join others around the world celebrating Paul’s legacy and raising awareness for the life-changing impact of camp.

Below, we detail the steps for submitting your story.

1. Go to the SeriousFun Mosaic Site & Select Add Your Camp Story

Go to the SeriousFun Mosaic homepage: http://bit.ly/shareyourcampstory

Select the Add Your Camp Story button to get started. (Note: Each tile in the Mosaic represents a story; the screenshot below was taken shortly after the site launched–the tiles will get smaller, and the image of Paul clearer, as more stories are added.) 

2. Enter Your Name, Email Address, and Camp Name

We will use the email address you provide to contact you once your story has been reviewed and submitted to the Mosaic, so please enter an active email address.

3. Upload Your Photo

Landscape images work best. Portraits will display the center of the image. You will be able to preview your photo — and change it, if you like — before you submit.

4. Type Your Story & Select a Theme

Enter your story in the space provided (note: posts are limited to 500 characters–roughly a short paragraph). Then select a SeriousFun theme by clicking on the dropbox and selecting from the list of choices.

Be sure to select the “I am 18 years or age or older” checkbox. For campers younger than 18 who wish to share stories, please ask your parents to submit on your behalf. Select Preview to review your post.

5. Preview Your Story & Submit

If you don’t like the way your photo displays, return to the Upload a Photo screen and select a new image. You can also make changes to your copy by selecting the Back button.

6. Congratulations! You’ve Added Your Story!

Before your story is published to the Mosaic, our team will review for approval. You will recieve an email once it’s live. Thank you for sharing your experience in celebration of Paul’s legacy and helping to raise awareness for the life-changing impact of camp at North Star Reach–and SeriousFun camps around the world.

How to View Other North Star Reach Stories

The Search functionality to find North Star Reach stories is still under construction. For the meantime, you can hover over the thumbnail images on the Mosaic to visually locate stories by people you know. Below we feature a couple early North Star Reach contributor posts, by Sydney and Al, both of whom have been fabulous program volunteers.

 

Thank You, GivingMooseDay Supporters

We’re beyond grateful to everyone who helped us raise $18,000+ during GivingMooseDay yesterday. On average, it costs $2,500 for one child to experience a week of transformative fun at our medically-supported camp. Together, in a single day of giving, we raised enough to send seven kids to camp next summer. Thank you to everyone who participated by sharing your GivingMooseDay profile photos, hosting Facebook fundraisers, donating on our website, and sharing the magic of camp.

Be sure to check out our Facebook album featuring 200+ GivingMooseDay supporters who moose-ified their profile picture, raising $25 for camp with each share. If you are one of the lucky T-shirt winners for making an online donation, we will notify you soon. In the meantime, we hope you’ll take a moment to hear a few words of heartfelt thanks from our camp family.

 

GivingMooseDay Facebook Gallery