It is a yearly tradition at Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp that we host a boot camp on Thanksgiving Day. It is for men, women, and children ages 12 and up. Normally it costs $15 for the whole family to attend. That way families can come out and enjoy some exercise and fun together before destroying their bodies with food. It's what the Pilgrims would have wanted. I was all set to have business as usual when two things happened at about the same time and changed how I wanted to do things this year. The first thing that happened was the horrific situation at Penn State. I have a huge place in my heart for kids and I have a 6-year-old son of my own. I'm not a violent person, but when people hurt kids it makes me want to hurt someone. If you are a parent, you're probably like me and you picture what you would do if that was your child. So I wanted to do something to help. I have a friend who is a social worker and I was asking about a good way to go about helping abused kids. That is when the second thing happened. I found out that the Dekalb County Children's Advocacy Center recently had their funding cut. I don't believe in coincidences. If you do not know, children's advocacy centers are where children go after abuse occurs. Before advocacy centers, they would have to tell their painful stories over and over to different people at office buildings all over town. Police, lawyers, social workers. The Advocacy Center is located in an actual house where they can play, watch TV, color, etc... Plus they only have to tell their story one time. This is where these broken children begin to have the pieces put back together. So this year, there will be no charge to come to the camp. I am just asking for whatever donations you can spare for the DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center. The camp will be on Thanksgiving Day, 8:30-9:30 AM at Weatherly Elementary School. If you have any questions, please send them to If you can't make it to camp, I would strongly encourage you to donate to a local charity for abused children. The holidays are especially tough on them as you can imagine.