Liz Logan Sterett
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Liz Logan Sterett, Volunteer
When not at Camp I am a: lifestyle design coach, which means I inspire people to design a life they love. I love what I do because like camp, I get to bring out the best in people and help them live with intention and
Otherwise, I enjoy connecting with nature…a dirt path, a walk on the ocean, riding my bike up mountain passes, feeling the fresh air on my face. I love living for simple things. I love being in love with my beautiful family, and new husband.
Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2016
Favorite Camp Activity: Singing and spending time with campers
Favorite Meal at Camp: No-hands Spaghetti Dinner
Favorite Camp Dance: The A Grateful Harvest performance dance, whatever that happens to be.
How would you describe camp in three words? Magical, Impactful, Powerful
In what volunteer role do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I was the A Grateful Harvest Event Committee Chair in 2016 and 2017.
Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? Everyone needs camp, but when you have a serious illness, camp especially reminds you all of the power you have inside, gives you courage, and connects you to nature by being in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.
How do you think you’ve made a difference as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? I know the campers have forever made a difference in my life. That’s the magic of Roundup River Ranch, no matter who you are, camp is a guiding star shining down, reminding us all that we are in this life together.
What is your favorite memory from volunteering? Probably learning the dance for A Grateful Harvest with all the campers. I will never forget the energy in that room and the smiles on all their faces. The campers souls shine so brightly, it’s beyond words.
How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? It has reminded me to slow down, take deep breaths, and live in the moment. Roundup River Ranch has brought me back to my childhood camp days and volunteering at Children’s Hospital in Denver.
What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Is this a trick question? Just kidding. Everything Roundup River Ranch represents, the beauty of camp itself, the campers, the passion of all the people who have made camp possible. It’s a winning combination, and one I’m humbled to be a part of.
Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? I think we live in a self-involved world these days. Volunteering at camp is an opportunity to get out of your head, and focus on amazing kids that need your help. It’s a chance to drop into the present moment and open your heart to a greater good. I love Roundup River Ranch and am forever changed by my experience as a volunteer.
Know what’s most extraordinary about camp? How it makes kids with serious illnesses feel like “ordinary” kids.
Our campers are giggling, laughing, conspiring, art-making, arrow-shooting, horseback-riding, canoe-paddling kids. That is both exhilarating and healing. Eye-opening and inspiring. Ordinary and extraordinary.
The truth is, our campers are sick and tired of being labeled as “sick.” They’re just kids who want to be kids. And that is precisely what every day (and s’more-roasting night) is all about. (And of course, it’s all always free of charge!)
Not only are we nestled in one of the most beautiful places in the Colorado mountains (see awe-inspiring photos right here), but we’re also a place that has a real honest-to-goodness magical quality about it. Campers discover that they are more courageous than they thought, more capable than they imagined, and more blissfully “ordinary” than they had realized.
More than 1,000 campers experience Roundup River Ranch each year and we welcome campers from across Colorado and an 11-state region. That makes for a huge number of potential new BFFs!
Our intentional programming philosophy means campers choose what they want to tackle, push themselves to try new things, and celebrate with all of camp for their accomplishments. Read more of the feel-great details here.
Here’s just a sampling of the things that make Roundup River Ranch so much more than simply camp:
• A crazy-fun zip line.
• The awesome climbing wall.
• A special seat that helps all kids zip line. (Yay for everyone getting to zip!)
• Canoes, beautiful canoes.
• A fishing lake. (Catch, wish, and release please)
• Big, beautiful, ride-me-today horses.
• Archery (How’s your aim?)
• An Art Yurt. (You have to see it to believe it.)
Songs, dancing, Stage Night, ridiculous costumes, star-gazing, cabin mates, fantastic counselors, and so, so, so much more.