Women-founded and women-led. Grief and love at the core.
Founder and President
Becky Kraemer Loy
Camp HOPE was founded by Becky Kraemer Loy in September 1989 in memory of her daughter, Sara Margaret. For 30 years, Becky ran Camp HOPE, each spring, fall and winter, serving thousands of children and families through some of the most painful times of their lives.
In July 2023 we welcomed Maria Loy as Camp HOPE's Executive Director. Maria is the oldest daughter of Becky. She has her Masters in Social Work and has spent the last 10 years working in the Madison Metropolitan School District as a social worker.
In 2019, we welcomed Vicky Wittman as Director. Vicky has her Masters in Public Administration and Bachelors in Social Work. In addition to Camp HOPE, Vicky also works in state government and is a mom to three boys.