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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Minnesota couple shares the healing power of nature, offering free stays at their vacation property

Camp Christopher, located near Cotton, is named in honor of Dave Endicott’s brother, Chris, who died by suicide. Dave and his wife, Esther, decided to offer the 11-acre wooded property as a place where others in similar circumstances could commune with nature and deal with loss. (Contributed photo)
Sometimes you just need to get away. Dave and Esther Endicott understand this, and that’s why they’ve offered use of their new vacation property to others – free of charge. The couple long had desired a camping spot to call their own, so Dave purchased the 11-acre St. Louis County tract (near Cotton) in March to surprise his wife on her birthday. On his drive home to Jenkins, in Crow Wing County, he said he realized the couple wouldn’t be able to use the property to its fullest due to life’s circumstances. It occurred to him that it should be shared. “I had lost a brother to suicide. I thought, you know, maybe we could offer this space to folks that have been impacted by suicide, mental illness, mental health issues, either themselves or a loved one,” Dave said.
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