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ENCOURAGING POSITIVE GROWTH

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PROVIDING SELF-ESTEEM

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DEVELOPING CHILDREN

Bear Hug provides summer camp experiences for underprivileged special needs and at-risk children

Summer Camp

We bring children of all ages, races, creeds and economic incomes levels together to experience life in a natural environment.

Partnership

We partner with schools and youth-serving organizations to design camping programs that supplement activities learned in the classroom.

Positive Growth

Bear Hug focuses on developing the whole child. Our goal is to encourage positive growth and build self-esteem in children and adolescents.

Reach

Since its inception, Bear Hug has given over 3,500 children the opportunity to attend a residential, summer camp program.

Enriching Lives Through Summer Camp

The Bear Hug Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides summer camp programs for underprivileged, special needs and at-risk children from Detroit and the surrounding areas.

Our mission is to provide self-esteem and skill building experiential programming for children through an outdoor summer camping experience. Everything Bear Hug does helps compliment the efforts made by its partnering organizations to help develop the whole child. The ultimate goal of Bear Hug is to encourage positive growth in children and adolescents.

Qualify

If you know of a group of underprivileged, special needs or at-risk children that would benefit from a camp experience, please contact Jenny at jen@thebearhugfoundation.org for more information.

Board Members

The Bear Hug Foundation Board is comprised of members who are passionate about helping children.

Jennifer Kellman Fritz
Executive Director
Carrie Kovan
Development Director
Mark Coden
Secretary/Treasurer

David Chernow
Eric Clark
Lauren Kaczander
Lauren Katkowsky
Betsy Kellman
Julie Marx
Marie McDonald
Rachel Schostak
Jodi Trivax
Matt Usher
Daniel Victor
Todd Wagenberg
Amanda Wolfe
Erica Yaker
Sarah Wagenberg

Contact

248.594.7000
jen@thebearhugfoundation.org
139 W. Maple Road, Suite F, Birmingham, MI 48009

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