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Kamp Keystone Opening for 3rd Straight Year

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June 16, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamp Keystone campers

2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamp Keystone campers

For the third straight year, Keystone RV Co. will again welcome Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County to a weekend of RV camping at Twin Mills Camping Resort, June 20-22.  The Kamp Keystone event will offer children (‘Littles’) and their mentors (‘Bigs’) the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in comfort through the use of six Keystone and Dutchmen campers.

According to a press release, Kamp Keystone was started in 2007 as a way for Keystone employees to actually use and enjoy the RVs they manufacture, while providing valuable product feedback to the company. The six RVs in the program are booked solid during the camping season which runs April through October.

Keystone RV President Matt Zimmerman said Kamp Keystone is another way for the company to give back to the community. “Response from our employees and the community to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters camp out has been overwhelmingly positive,” he noted.  “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.”

“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,” noted Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Stephanie Patka. “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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