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Day 6: Goodbye For Now, Camp

Last night, we completed our final sharing circle. As with previous nights, athletes connected around similar experiences. Some laughed at life and most everyone cried when someone’s history struck a little too close to home. But today was different. Today was about closing the connections, wrapping up the good times, and vowing to stay close despite the distance.In a…

Leadership Camp: Day 5

What are you grateful for today?Today was the last full day of camp and we kicked off the day with the option of working on Olympic lifting skills with Coaches Chad or yoga in the park with Carla. Carla is a joy to be around, and I was lucky enough to feel that energy while she led us. She asked…

Leadership Camp: Day 4

It’s day Day 4 of Steve’s Club Leadership Camp. We woke up early at 6:30am for a 7:15am run with Coach Melody. I’m not much of a runner but some of the kids can fly! Terrell and Tray set the pace early and made for a fast first mile. They took off with Coach Melody on the last hill and…

Leadership Camp: Day 3

Day 3 started early like every day at camp with clear skies, and groggy teens and coaches. After the previous day of rain the sun was here to stay. Despite the long days of multiple workouts, writing assignments, and intense and often emotional moments as the kids share their life stories with each other, the mess hall and breakfast time…

Not Your Average Summer Camp

“Welcome to Leadership Camp… We are not your camp counselors, We are your coaches”. That’s how my morning started when asked by an athlete why everything was on a schedule. I often catch myself making odd statements like that throughout the day at Steve’s Club Leadeship Camp. As my 3rd Camp progressed I realized what my purpose was, and why…

A Knight in Shining Armor is a Man Who Has Never Had His Metal Tested

As I traveled west on the PA turnpike at 70 mph (because that’s the speed limit out here) it was shocking to see how different this region of Pennsylvania is from Philly. Don’t get me wrong I love the culture, the hustle and bustle, and the FOOD of Philly. However, the rolling hills out here that were full of greenery,…

I Support Steve’s Club: Denise Thomas – Life Does Not Give Handouts

No handouts. That is one of Denise Thomas’ favorite parts about Steve’s Club. It is a simulation of real life. Yes, it is a non-profit, but it is by no means a charity. At Steve’s Club, you get what you earn.“These kids are not just given things. Steve and Local Club leaders across the country teach that from day one.…

Aimee Lyons: I Support Steve’s Club

Physical Changes Are Easy To See: The Real Change Takes Place Below The Surface   Physical changes are easy to notice. Someone starts working out, or begins eating differently, and after a couple months, it’s very easy to see.What most people don’t notice are the internal changes as one undergoes changes mentally and emotionally. That is what drew…

Christy Phillips Adkins: I Support Steve’s Club

Which Wolf Will You Feed?      Fear of failure stops most people before they even start. Everyone has big dreams and aspirations but so few are able to act on them because of this fear.Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize it is a fear of failure that is stopping them dead in their tracks. They say it’s…

Who You Were Is Not Who You Have To Be

                        Rebecca Brown is no stranger to a troubled past.Growing up in a family that was struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse, she would alternate between retreating from the world and acting out. Trying to balance the desire for affection with need for self-preservation, she entered into adulthood…