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April 13, 2024

When we started life as a medical family, I knew I wanted to put my event planning skills to use to help raise awareness and funds for Mitochondrial Disease. My husband supported this idea and asked me “What kind of event are you going to plan??” At the time, I wasn’t a fan of running – so a 5K was not an option.  What did I like to do? I liked floating on the river with friends. It was a bonus that Lorelei LOVED the water.  So in 2017 I invented the “Float for a Mito Cure.” We floated together for three years and then COVID forced us to go virtual for our 4th. 

In 2022, still facing the threat of the pandemic and no longer having Lorelei Earth-Side to float with us (and having Benji who HATES water) we pivoted and camp: HOPE FULL was born!

Join us for the third annual camp: HOPE FULL. This year’s proceeds from camp will go to the Apricity Hope Project to raise money for mitochondrial disease research AND AHP programs that will directly empower and encourage medical caregivers. 

Get your MITO NEON GREEN ready! The 2024 theme is “What a Feeling!” and not only will we be spending the weekend with friends and family – we will be having a concert on Saturday night.

WHEN: April 12-14, 2024 for those who are camping all weekend. The main event is on Saturday April 13 for those who are not going to stay onsite.  

WHAT: A weekend (or day) or camping, camp fires, food, family friendly activities, silent auction, raffles, and NEW THIS YEAR on Saturday April 13 at 6PM we are having our very own HOPE FULL CONCERT.

WHERE: Holiday TRAV-L Campground in Virginia Beach, VA.

WHO: You, and you, and you and you! Everyone! RV’ers, campers, those who want to stay in cabins, and even those who want to stop just for Saturday’s festivities and concert!  

COST? Tickets  are available for weekend campers and day campers. Holiday TRAV-L is offering discounted rates for HOPE FULL guests who will be camping! Costs vary for sites depending on the type you are staying on. 

Weekend, Day and Music passes are available this year!

  • HOPE FULL Weekend Pass: $35/person until 3/1
  • HOPE FULL Day Pass: $30/person until 3/1
  • HOPE FULL Music Ticket: $25/person until 3/1
  • HOPE FULL Volunteer Ticket: $20/person until 3/1

Cost of HOPE FULL Passes will increase on 3/1 and again on April 1. For full description of what is included or to purchase your passes/tickets visit our camp: HOPE FULL GiveButter Page.

IF YOU ARE A CAREGIVER of medically complex/disabled children , this year we have an assistance program available to families who want to come but maybe it’s too tight for your budget. Please send an email to