Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Conversation with Karen Gerstenberger

I've been meaning to share this video for a long time. I made this so that the staff at Camp Goodtimes could have the opportunity to listen to a parent's perspective on sending their kids to camp. I have shared the video with our camp staff that last couple of summers and people have been very moved by Karen's sincerity and honesty. It was very emotional for her to open up like this and I so appreciate her willingness to share her story. It's about 20 minutes long so grab a cup of coffee and maybe a Kleenex or two and I think you will enjoy this.

We will continue to celebrate her daughter Katie's life every summer at camp.


Katie, June 2007


  1. I never got the honor of meeting Katie, and I have yet to "meet in person" Karen and her family, but I love them all the same. :) I loved seeing this at my camp training!

  2. You're welcome Karen but it the thanks go to you for being so willing to open up and share such a personal story. Your video has already helped so many people (like Neon!). I learned so much that day at your house and had so much fun (and we didn't even have any wine that day...what's up with that?). So again, thank you and David too!