IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Becca Sachs, Volunteer
When not at Camp I am a: Physician Assistant at Children’s Hospital Colorado and owner of Damselfly Glass Design (because, uh, who doesn’t love kiln-fired, trout-inspired glass art?).
Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013
Favorite camp activity: Making art in the Yurt and Stage Night.
Favorite meal at Camp: I can’t choose one. The kitchen staff is amazing.
Favorite Camp dance: Rather Be and Eenie Meenie
How would you describe camp in three words? Beauty, laughter, and sweetness
In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I’ve been a Medical and Cabin Volunteer
What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Everybody deserves to have a carefree week or weekend away from the city and technology every so often to reconnect with themselves, their friends, and/or their family. This is especially the case when regular medical care, medications, or medical worries add to the daily stresses of being a kid or a parent.
Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? When my patients and families see me outside of the exam room, I think it helps us all to see each other in a more relatable light. I get to know my patients and families better at camp and talk about non-medical topics. That inevitably makes our medical visits more dynamic and fun and leads to more open communication.
What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Seeing families laugh and make memories together at Family Camp fills my heart. The Roundup River Ranch campers, families, and staff remind me why I do what I do, and why we fight so hard for the best quality of life for our patients.
How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Beyond impacting my practice as a PA, it reminds me to appreciate the small, silly, joyous memories I make with my family and friends.
Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? Because I can’t put it into words, so you’ll just have to experience it yourself. Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s a really special place run by and filled with wonderful people. You won’t regret it, and you won’t be able to volunteer just once.
“Volunteers” seems like such an inadequate term. You are really our do-it-all, super-hero, mind-boggling miracle workers.
We really, truly (pinkie-swear) couldn’t do it without you.
It takes a lot of big hearts and willing hands to keep up with so many vibrant, excited, deserving campers and their families. Our amazing volunteers support Roundup River Ranch through both people-power and cost savings.
Small Investment. Huge Returns.
Since no camper ever pays a penny to attend Roundup River Ranch, our volunteers are truly what make it all possible. Did you know our volunteers save us over $160,000 per session? That is a lot of priceless life-changing experiences you’re about to make happen.
In their own words.
Read testimonials from some of our superstar volunteers on what volunteering at Camp means to them.
For additional information, please contact the Roundup River Ranch Volunteer at 970.524.CAMP(2267) or email at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org