Our Purpose

It's for the Kids!

The purpose of the Bridewell Foundation is to raise money to fund Camp Esperanza which is free of charge to all campers. The cost of providing a one week camping experience for each camper is $500.00 which means we must raise $70,000.00 to operate camp each year. The Foundation is a tax-exempt Section 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization.

2014 Bridewell Board of Directors

Lisa Langrehr (President)

Doreen Bruner (Executive Director)

Thresa Belcher (2015 Camp Co-Director)

Linda Booth

Matthew Dumas (2015 Camp Co-Director)

Caitlin Creasey

Cecilia Gladbach (CMC Appointee)

Christopher Gleason

Cheryl Kelley (Treasurer)

Doug O’Brien

Matt Orlie (Vice President)

Dr. Tamra Slone

Why is camp so important?

Camp provides kids with cancer the opportunity to enjoy a summer camping experience, with the benefit of medical supervision. Camp is a break during which young patients can share in the best medicine of all – HOPE! The Bridewell Foundation makes this happen for 140 kids each summer. We also fund teen retreats which campers can attend when they graduate from summer camp at age 15. Camp Esperanza allows kids to just be kids.

Camp Esperanza provides kids with cancer a week of fun and friendship while building confidence and inspiring hope.