Last year was our fifth year running Mighty Events. Our events have raised over $80,000 for Charity Water, spawned countless collaborations and personal victories, and even helped inspire a few books.
So I’m sad to say that there won’t be a Camp Mighty this year.
Life List resource share wall at Camp Mighty, photo by Nicole Stevenson.
In the last five years, the landscape around blogging has changed dramatically, and our team has gone through lots of personal and professional transition as well.
Photos by Leslie Fandrich.
We thought about switching venues, making the weekend a little shorter, changing the pricing structure, all the things one considers in these situations. Unfortunately, Camp Mighty has become too difficult to swing both financially and logistically.
Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook Director of Product Design, wears her Go Mighty necklace while ticking off her goal of speaking on the TED main stage. Photo by Susie Katz.
The Life List community at Go Mighty is where I, and many of you, have housed adventures over the past couple of years.
Nicole Balch, publisher of Making it Lovely, checks off her goal of going sightseeing on a scooter at Camp Mighty.
Go Mighty member Jenny Stockton‘s first paycheck for something she wrote.
The violin Go Mighty member Caitlin Marlotte made with her hands.
Seeing everything you’re doing there is inspiring in the no-bullshit sense of the word.
Pinterest Co-Founder Ben Silberman speaking at Camp Mighty. Photo by Jennifer Davies.
On a personal note, I’ve been surprised by the deep sense of accomplishment I get from seeing all my own aspirations gathered and ticked off over time.
I look forward to having more time in that space.
Amber Marlow at Camp Mighty, photo by Leslie Fandrich.
For those of you who have found your people through our events, particularly Camp Mighty and Mighty Summit, I hope you’ll continue doing what you’ve always done.
Our first event, Broad Summit 2009, which is featured in Jenny Lawson’s New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.
Mighty Summit, 2010
Mighty Summit, 2011.
Mighty Summit, 2012.
Camp Mighty reunion in NYC, photo by Leslie Fandrich.
The Be More Awesome Summit, inspired by Mighty Summit and hosted by Go Mighty member Ruth Stine.
You support each other in person and online, share resources to help each other achieve personal victories, and do good stuff for the world.
Artist and Camp Mighty speaker Lisa Congdon‘s print “Deep,” which she sold to raise her Camp Mighty donation to Charity Water.
I hope Go Mighty can still help with that.
Lori in the pool by Jetkat Photo.
Thanks for giving us a chance to get to know you. You are good people.