Friends Together camp programs were the brain child of Steve Pickett. Cathy was extremely ill in 2001, and was literally planning for her transition. Steve and Cathy brought about 25 people together in Lakeland to talk about what her legacy should be. As Cathy talked about the children she would meet in schools and the stories they would tell her about the secrets they were keeping that they shouldn’t have to keep….Steve proclaimed that they should host camps for families. These camps would be places for people to get a plan to live instead of a plan to die. 

Friends-Together hosted 32 camps for families, whatever someone’s family was…gay couples,, straight couples, single parents and grandparents raising grand babies. Our families have all grown up now. We are still in contact and continue to be Friends Together and family forever!