After hearing a news story about Camp Cougar, a program at Northview Middle School in Kodak, a group of Knoxville women quickly enrolled as volunteer counselors. “We should’ve paid more attention to the news story,” explains Samantha Joy. “But it was hard to hear all the details in the bar.”

Apparently, Samantha and a few of her friends were enjoying a Girls Night Out at Ray’s E.S.G. when they overheard a portion of the story on WBIR. “This seemed like a place where we could really help, we just misunderstood.” added Joy. “When we go there, they were climbing rock walls and learning things, it was just weird.”