The Live Like Lou Foundation supports Hope Loves Company, an organization that provides free-of-charge support specifically designed for the children and grandchildren of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As Lou Gehrig’s Fraternity and part of our commitment to leave ALS better than we found it, Phi Delta Theta connects brothers to participate as camp counselors at regional camps throughout the year (including one virtual camp), to give these brave kids experiences they might not otherwise enjoy because of the disease in their family.
Children who have loved ones affected by ALS often must set aside their free time to help their families with caregiving. They also often face the social stigma and economic burden that is the result of ALS. Hope Loves Company programs blend structured support, customized curriculum, and all the standard fun of typical summer camps – campfires, sailing, skits, swimming, s’mores, and more!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We seek volunteers from undergraduates and alumni who can dedicate time to Hope Loves Company kids. Phi Delta Theta volunteers can be of any age. Brothers who have no direct summer camp experience but have a great work ethic and a sense of fun with kids are also welcome to apply. Those with experience in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: the creation of visual arts, dance, performing music, EMT, grief counseling or social work, yoga instruction, skit/play coordination, Boy/Girl Scouts, summer camp volunteer, direct experience with ALS.
Any Phi Delt who commits to serving Hope Loves Company will receive an ONWARD long-sleeve shirt from the Live Like Lou Foundation.
Check out this brief video to learn about the benefits and the process of being a Phi Delt volunteer for Hope Loves Company.
CAMP COUNSELOR OPTIONS:
Prepare for and attend the Hope Loves Company Camp in your region – typically a Friday-Sunday schedule. Serve campers as a buddy, activity leader, or camp counselor focused on encouraging, supporting, and guiding campers through the experience. Candidates with a great work ethic and a sense of fun with kids are encouraged to apply.
To apply to become a 2023 Hope Loves Company Camp Counselor, please identify your dates of availability and complete the application below.
2023 Hope Loves Company Volunteer Options:
- March 10-12: Virtual Camp HLC
- May 19-21: Newton, New Jersey
- June 2-4: Ingleside, Illinois
- June 18-23: Paul, Indiana
- August 11-13: Hinsdale, Massachusetts
- October 13-15: Winder, Georgia
- November 17-19: Boulder Creek, California
Please know that there is limited availability for each camp.