Thank you staff, volunteers and partner organizations for your life-changing support this summer!

Thank you to everyone who supported Next Step’s 2019 Summer Campference Season and Health Fair this summer! We could not do this work without your hearts, knowledge and passionate support of our mission to shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of teens and young adults living with chronic life-threatening illnesses! We had a wonderful summer working with you! Our young participants say it best when it comes to the tremendous impact each of you have on our summer programs:

“My favorite part about Summer Campference is the people you meet and the bonds we formed during the week. The volunteers and staff are all so wonderful and awesome to all of the participants. My time at Summer Campference helped instill a sense of worth I’d never felt before. The atmosphere at Next Step, everything in general, is life-changing.”

A special shout out to the following individuals and organizations:

2019 Summer Campferences

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • PHACs
  • Dimmock Center
  • MassCARE
  • Face2Face Survivor’s Panel: Steve, Giselle, Catherine, Brian, and Janaelle
  • FaceForward Advocacy Workshop: Steve Slowinski
  • Music & Art therapy team: Kimberly, Lorrie, Marisabelle, Nicole, Channing, David, and Laura
  • Summer Campference Directors: Sharde, Jodie, and Justin
  • Summer Staff & Volunteers: Arielle, Amy, Chris, Honora, Julie B., Julie L. Lawrence, Remi, Bill, Casey, Catherine, Dawn, Haley, Juan, Justin, Melanie, Sophia, Surya, Kepler, Kimberly, and Quita
  • Our three Youth Task Force’s for helping us plan another successful Summer Campference!
  • 2019 Summer Campference venue: Warren Conference Center & Inn, Ashland, MA


2019 Health Fair


(Photo credit: Kyle Klein Photography)

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