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End of Camp Video 2015

Every year we produce a video at the end of camp, this was from 2015, enjoy!

 

Director of the Laramie River Valley Rendezvous Receives the 2015 Lamplighter Award from Team Fort Collins

Director of the Laramie River Valley Rendezvous Receives the 2015 Lamplighter Award from Team Fort Collins

10 Mar, 2015

On Friday February 13th, Bob Younger, the President and Director of the local non-profit Laramie River Valley Rendezvous was awarded the Lamplighter award at the annual Simply Red event put on by Team Fort Collins.


The Lamplighter Award is an annual award given to an individual or couple who contribute significant time, energy and resources to work with youth in Northern Colorado.
Team Fort Collins sought nominations from the public.  To be nominated the individual or couple must be a volunteer and who does not receive compensation for their work with youth. Nominees must be from the Northern Colorado community, and may not be a past recipient of the Lamplighter Award. The nominee should embody the mission of Team Fort Collins– dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through the prevention of substance abuse.

Bob Younger, a police officer in Northern Colorado, was the proud recipient.  Working as the president and director of the Laramie River Valley Rendezvous, Bob recognizes the need for full engagement in the community’s youth.  “I was honored to be nominated and surprised to receive this prestigious award.  The youth in our community deserve every opportunity to enjoy a healthy, drug-free environment, and Team Fort Collins and The Laramie River Valley Rendezvous work together to achieve that goal” said Bob Younger.

The Laramie River Valley Rendezvous is an outdoor adventure camp for at-risk youth between 13 and 16 years of age.  40 youth are selected each summer to participate in the camp at NO COST to the family or camper.  With activities like horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and biking, there is plenty of opportunities for the campers to try something new and adventurous.  “Our goal is to increase the self-esteem of youth and to decrease the likelihood they will be involved in criminal activity.  We’ve seen great success in partnering with Team Fort Collins, Colorado State’s Campus Corps Mentoring Program and local law enforcement and firefighters” said Bob.  “Our connection to the Colorado National Guard’s Counter Drug Program is essential to complete our mission.  They provide tents, cots and the staff that connect with the kids in a positive way that is amazing to watch, talk about role models!”.

The Laramie River Valley Rendezvous also just recently became an Affiliate Agency of Realities for Children.  Working with Realities for Children and other local programs serving youth, the Rendezvous hopes to increase the positive impact on kids in Larimer County.  By collaborating with other programs and community members, the Rendezvous looks to the future of Larimer County and Northern Colorado with a vision that can clearly see that impact in creating strong, healthy generations of young adults.

If you are interested in helping the Rendezvous with donations or time, please visit their website at www.LRVR.org.  The Rendezvous is currently accepting applications for this summer’s camp to be held July 6-11, 2015 AT NO COST TO THE CAMPERS!  To apply, campers must be 13-16 years of age, have minimal or no contact with law enforcement, and some from an at-risk situation (single parent homes, foster home, blended family, or other at-risk indicators).  Applications are accepted on the website electronically.