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Big Brothers Big Sisters Off to ‘Kamp Keystone’

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June 13, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamp Keystone campers

Building off of a successful first year, Keystone RV Co. again welcomes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County to a weekend of RV camping at Twin Mills Camping Resort on June 14-16.

According to a press release, the Kamp Keystone event will offer children (‘Littles’) and their mentors (‘Bigs’) the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in comfort through the use of Keystone campers.

Kamp Keystone was started in 2007 as a way for employees to actually use and enjoy the RVs they manufacture, while providing valuable product feedback to the company. Last year Keystone decided to take it a step further by inviting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Keystone President Matt Zimmerman says Kamp Keystone is another way for the company to give back to the community. “Response from our employees and the community to last summer’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters camp out was overwhelmingly positive,” he said. “Throwing the doors open again this year enables us to do even more. As the father of two young boys, I personally believe camping with your family is one of the best investments you can make. Through Kamp Keystone we expect to make a positive contribution in these young people’s lives.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Stephanie Patka noted, “The strength of the BBBS program lies within the opportunities where ‘Bigs’ can be a positive example to their ‘Littles.’ These experiences are enhanced when ‘Littles’ are exposed to things that they never even knew existed.

“For many of our ‘Littles,’ Kamp Keystone will be their first exposure to camping with activities like hiking, fishing, swimming and roasting marshmallows. We are thrilled to partner with Keystone and believe this weekend will result in a tremendous experience for our ‘Littles’ that will last a lifetime.”

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