Where tragedy turns to hope, and hope becomes a plan.Welcome to the 92-acre, worldwide headquarters of because I said I would! Located 45 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, we provide resiliency skills and character development camps for 12-17 year-olds from all backgrounds. Our camper scholarships focus on students who have been affected by suicidal ideation, bereavement or child abuse. In the resort cabin division of our property, we host retreats for families in bereavement. Programs at Camp because I said I would are funded by fees generated from corporate retreats and weddings, along with the incredible generosity of our donors.
+50% IncreaseThere has been a more than 50% rise in emergency room visits or suicide attempts among girls aged 12-17.
1 in 11 kidsBefore reaching the age of 18, one out of every eleven children will suffer the loss of a sibling or parent. Compared to non-bereaved youngsters, those who have experienced such loss face significantly higher incidences of PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
1 in 9 girlsBefore the age of 18, approximately one out of every nine girls will encounter sexual abuse or assault. Those who have been subjected to sexual abuse or assault are four times more likely to display indications of substance abuse.
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Camp Because I Said I Would | 3483 McCament Rd, Walhonding, OH 43843