Happy Thanksgiving!

Girls at Vega plant blueberry bushes to help the Echo Lake ecosystem

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and friends and appreciate all that we have.  We at Camp Vega remember that there are so many things to be thankful for, especially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

It can be challenging to keep that feeling of thanks as prevalent as it should be.  We hope that everyone who reads this embraces the true meaning of Thanksgiving, and that that gratitude carries over to every area of your life.  Remember that practicing thanks for meaningful and non-trivial things on a daily or weekly basis can lead to a happier life, increased health and decreased depression (see published and reviewed research)!

We are so thankful for our Vega family – without you, our summer’s would not only be extremely lonely, but our entire lives would be void of your love and and friendship!  Thank you!

In this spirit of giving thanks, we also want to recognize all of you.  Many of our Vega campers, staff and their families do so much good through philanthropy, Bat Mitzvahs, and community service.  We want to recognize one camper in particular, who has started a non-profit business to benefit research for Crohn’s Disease, Molly Roberts.   Molly is now selling her handmade jewelry online and in stores in Manhattan – a skill she learned  during her summers at Camp Vega.  Check out jewelrybymollyroberts.com and other press about her awesome goal to help find a cure for Crohn’s Disease.  We love it!

If you want to give back we found this great website to help find a charity that fits your needs.

Happy Thanksgiving Vega!  Wooo!

Much love,

Kyle, Emily, Linda and Paxton

P.S.  We would also be grateful to have you start following us on our new Facebook page, as well as Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram