Camper Stories: Seasons of Happiness

  Our son Shamus was born in 2006.  Shortly after his birth we began to notice that he wasn’t meeting his “motor milestones”, such as sitting unsupported, crawling, rolling, etc.  He was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  My wife Nichole and I immediately decided that although Shamus’ diagnosis may limit him physically, we did not… Read More

Volunteer of the Year and Emerging Leader of the Year

volunteer of the year recipients with max

Each year, the Double H Ranch selects an individual, organization, or group that exemplifies the art of giving back in its purest form, volunteerism. New in 2018 is the Emerging Leader of the Year award category for volunteers ages 30 and under. These prestigious awards have been established in honor of Ron and Kathy Phelps for their exceptional dedication… Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Former Counselors to Camp Doctors

This summer came full circle for a group of Alumni Counselors and Campers when they volunteered as camp doctors across the SeriousFun Children’s Network.  During the same week, Dr. Chris Woll, Dr. Keith Weisz, Dr. Mike Kent, and Dr. Heather Minto represented Double H Ranch across half of the SeriousFun camps within the United States…. Read More

2018 Volunteer and Emerging Leader of the Year Award Nominations

“Every set of hands make the work lighter and the applause louder. We place a high value on volunteerism and community partnerships. Our pursuit of the greatest, safest camper experience will always include recruitment and retention of caring and qualified volunteers.”  The Double H Ranch is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Volunteer of the… Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jess Calderone

counselor jess with camper

  In the first of a series of Alumni Spotlights, we are sharing the recent research study done by Jess Calderone, a second year medical student at Albany Medical College. Jess (Barn Staff, 2015) decided to come back to camp this summer to complete her service/research requirements. Her study, “Empowerment of Children with Chronic Illness:… Read More