Roy and Ellen Brigman founded Camp Roy-El in 1952. Over 40 years they welcomed 795 campers with physical disabilities.
After the camp closed, the passion of the Brigmans and Camp-Roy El continued through the Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment, created in 1992.
Looking back 25 years, 100 scholarships have been awarded to college students dedicated to helping those with disabilities. And, through the power of endowment, Roy and Ellen Brigman, and all of those who loved and were impacted by Camp Roy-El, are giving it forward, forever.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Pine Rest Children’s Mental Health Endowment ensures that Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Traverse City Clinic can continue and enhance its service to children and families. Comprehensive assessment and treatment options for behavioral health issues in children mean better outcomes for them and a healthier Grand Traverse region for generations to come.
In 2002, this endowment was initiated by the leadership and supporters of the Child Guidance Clinic of Northwest Michigan on behalf of the children of the Grand Traverse region. The goal and interest at that time was to create a permanent resource to support children's mental health services and programs. Beginning in 2005, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Traverse City Clinic has provided high-quality behavioral health care - informed by best practices and delivered with compassion – to the residents of the Grand Traverse region.
In a given year, this Endowment may provide access to care for families with financial hardship through the Patient Assistance Fund, specialty services not typically found in the region, or activities and research that promote clinician excellence and positive outcomes in the treatment of children. Pine Rest’s well-trained, professional staff use a multi-disciplinary approach in their focus toward prevention, assessment, and treatment of behavioral health issues.
Building the Pine Rest Children’s Mental Health Endowment will ensure that area children continue to receive these quality services. Working with families to resolve complex emotional difficulties will allow today’s children to grow into tomorrow’s adults, who find success in their work, family, and personal relationships. This equates to a healthier population and a richer culture in the Grand Traverse region for generations to come.
Learn more about Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services' Traverse City Clinic HERE.