Medical Care and Facilities
Abercrombie & Fitch
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Abercrombie & Fitch,
Describe camp in three words: Home, happiness, and life-changing
Our organization has volunteered at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013
Tell us about your organization: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a global retail leader comprised of three lifestyle brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie (kids), and Hollister Co. We market to the most aspirational customers by offering the highest quality, All-American, casual clothing. Our mission across all three of our brands is to enrich the lives of children and teens through health and wellness programs and contributing to our communities both locally and globally.
In what volunteer role does your organization serve at Roundup River Ranch? In 2016, we announced our five year, $15 million commitment to SeriousFun. We have been linked to SeriousFun since 2011 when we began a relationship with member camp Flying Horse Farms, which is located outside of Columbus, Ohio, near our headquarters. Driven by a groundswell of associate enthusiasm, this partnership with Flying Horse Farms has expanded into one with the entire SeriousFun Children’s Network.
This commitment includes our Camp Counselor program, established in 2015, which creates the opportunity for our
associates to support campers firsthand, while learning valuable leadership and mentoring skills. At least one hundred
associates this year will be selected and placed in SeriousFun camps around the world. We are thrilled to be able to send a handful of those picked to Roundup River Ranch for the third year in a row!
Why do you think it is important to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Roundup River Ranch perfectly aligns with our core philanthropic mission of supporting the health and wellness of children and teens. We think it is an unbelievable opportunity to be able to change kids’ lives at camp!
How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your organization? Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch has made a lasting impression on a multitude of our associates. We have been sending volunteers to camp for the past couple of years and continue to hear such positive feedback, we had to share some of it below!
“My experience with Roundup River Ranch has been nothing short of extraordinary. In my week at Roundup River Ranch, I actually felt like I was making a difference in the lives of the kids--it was tangible how thrilled they were to be at camp and how much the week away meant to them. I am very proud of the work that I do on a day to day basis at A&F, but the week at Roundup River Ranch gave me great perspective on how much one person can impact the life of another. It was so special. I am so grateful to Abercrombie for the opportunity, and to Roundup for welcoming me to camp.”
What motivates the employees of your organization to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Our associates are truly
motivated to give back! We think that every A&F employee would benefit from the perspective that camp provides. We are thankful to be able to give the opportunity to live in the moment and see the world through the eyes of children.
Some of the most renowned medical professionals in the Rocky Mountain region are here. (Although they may be wearing a tutu or superhero cape when you meet them.)
Roundup River Ranch offers a unique combination of awesome camp fun and pediatric, specialty-specific medical care. We know it takes a lot of trust for parents and guardians to feel good about their kids coming to camp and we want to make sure families and campers have the utmost peace of mind about the care we offer.
We provide comprehensive, individualized medical care for each of our campers. We recruit physician and nurse volunteers with experience caring for children who have the medical conditions we serve. These professionals leave their lab coats and scrubs behind and join our medical team at camp. And while they may not “look” like doctors or nurses when they’re swinging from a zip line, the truth is they are constantly focused on the needs and well-being of every camper.
Amazing medical facilities just steps from all the fun.
Our medical facility, called The Depot, is a state-of-the-art facility stocked with all the medical equipment and supplies needed to provide urgent, emergent and routine pediatric care. We work closely with families to ensure that every aspect of their child’s care is done exactly the same way at camp that is done at home. This includes accessing central lines, providing IV therapy, and even overnight peritoneal dialysis. We have nurses and doctors available and on call 24 hours a day while campers are on site.
The best of the best for our campers.
We know physicians and nurses are incredibly busy in their professions. But that doesn’t stop them from volunteering their precious free time to join us at camp and make the experience all the more memorable for our campers. Many of these amazing, compassionate people are the same world-class physicians, surgeons, and medical professionals who care for our campers in clinics and hospitals back home.
For physicians and nurses interested in joining us as a medical volunteer, pediatric clinical experience is preferred and eligibility to volunteer is determined following a personal interview. Preference is given to medical volunteers with experience and training in the diagnoses being served each session.
“I want every kid to be able to keep a little bit of camp inside them all year. Kids need medicine to heal their illnesses but they need camp to heal their soul.” - Dr. Lia Gore