A Summer In Walton Woods
AGBlue, Aperian Global’s corporate social responsibility program, is named in appreciation of the BLUE movement, which encourages going beyond green environmental practices to making a difference through people and products. Aperian Global’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are carried out either by individual employees, by groups of employees, or the whole organization.
During the month of June, our Managing Director of Global Talent Management, Birgit Hüglin-Wood, volunteered in the Walton Woods Camp as she has done for the past 15 years, while AG Blue sponsored one of the participants in the camp.
Walton Woods camp is a week-long summer camp for children between the ages of 6 and 12. The annual camp is operated by Trinity Fellowship Inc., a California non-profit Corporation. The camp is dedicated to providing a simple, old-fashioned, wholesome outdoor experience to young children, funded through registration fees or donations. It is located in northern Mendocino County, situated on 60 acres of private land in a redwood forest, about 10 miles from the ocean.
Birgit says about her involvement: “My family has volunteered in running the camp for the past 15 years. My husband and I are camp ‘parents,’ cooks, storytellers and dishwashers. Our 21-year-old son Philip has attended camp all these years and has now become the camp medic because he is a trained wilderness first responder. The special thing about this year’s camp was that we had two campers from Nigeria, a brother, and sister who were severely burnt in a school bus accident three years ago. Part of the year, they reside at Schriners Hospital in Boston where they have to undergo continuous skin grafting surgery as their little bodies grow. Aperian Global sponsored the tuition for one of the siblings, 8-year-old Fellah.”
Thank you to Birgit Hüglin-Wood and her family for their active involvement in this wonderful organization.