CAMP 2024 Spring Newsletter

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Spring 2024 Edition

A message from Susan This Issue:

2023 Program Year in Review page 2

Spring 2024 Volunteers Needed page 3

Summer CAMP Applications Open page 4

Summer CAMP Volunteers Needed page 5

Summer CAMP Staff Opportunities page 6

Party at the Park! page 7

Total Eclipse at CAMP page 8

Welcome to the Team! page 9

Tributes pages 10-11

Fly Through the Air! page 12

On behalf of the Board of Directors and year-round staff at CAMP, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for your support in 2023!

It was an incredible year for CAMP with summer camper enrollment exceeding that of the past three years Behind this achievement are the incredible efforts of hundreds of volunteers who collectively donated an impressive 140,634 service hours

Your support sustains this year-round programming for campers, provides teens and young adults with valuable leadership development, empowers healthcare professionals through handson training, and offers much-needed respite for parents and caregivers.

Looking ahead to 2024, we are thrilled about the adventures promised by another new year! The theme for this summer will be "Vivre le CAMP!” Olympic Games, and our team is busy planning the best opportunities for those we serve.

Thank you for your belief in our mission! Because of you, our campers are experiencing life without being defined by their disabilities

803 Campers attended Summer CAMP!

140,634

Hours donated throughout the year by 998 teen and young adult volunteers and 108 Healthcare Volunteers!

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Respite events hosted throughout the school year. Parents and caregivers got

much needed rest!

94%

of families graded Summer CAMP with an “A”!

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Review

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential 2023 Program Year in

Since 1979, CAMP has strengthened and inspired individuals with disabilities - and those who care for themthrough Recreation, Respite, and Education.

www.campcamp.org

Continuing Education Units earned by Healthcare volunteers throughout the summer!

Recruitment Events attended to spread the word about our programs and volunteer opporutnities!

97.1%

of volunteers agreed their time at CAMP helped them become a better leader.

671

108

Summer Health Care Volunteers administered

28,260

doses of scheduled camper medications!

97.2%

of families agreed they were able to relax and recharge while their camper was at CAMP.

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SPRING BREAK CAMP SPRING BREAK CAMP

March 13-16

TEEN & ADULT DAY ADVENTURES TEEN & ADULT DAY ADVENTURES

March 23

April 6

RESPITE WEEKEND RETREATS RESPITE WEEKEND RETREATS

April 13-14

May 11-12

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

March 23

April 6

FAMILY WEEKEND RETREATS FAMILY WEEKEND RETREATS

April 26-28

OTHER DATES TO CONSIDER: OTHER DATES TO CONSIDER:

March 22, 2024 CAMP Gala

April 8, 2024 Total Eclipse at CAMP

Spring enrollments are open now for volunteers!
SSPRING PRING 22024 024 VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NEEDED
CLICK HERE TO APPLY PAGE 03

Summ OPEN!

Session 1: (May 19-24) Adult

Lead Staff Training: May 26-31

Pre-Camp Training: June 2-6

Session 2: (June 9-14) General

Session 3: (June 16-21) Autism

Session 4: (June 23-28) Medical

Mini Pre-Camp Training: June 30-July 1

Session 5: (July 7-12) Autism

Session 6: (July 14-19) General

Session 7: (July 21-26) Medical

Session 8: (July 28-Aug 2) General

Session 9: (August 4-9) General

Join
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us for Olympic-gold fun! Apply here!
Summer Camp applications for Apply Today! VOLUNTEERS NOW OPEN! PAGE 05

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

CAMP is looking for awesome people like you to fill several key positions this summer.

Positions available in:

Activities, Housekeeping, Leadership, Cabins, Maintenance, Kitchen, Support, and Healthcare Staff.

All training, summer housing, and leadership development are provided.

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PartyPark $2,500 Visa Gift Card atthe 1 6 T H A N N U A L C A M P G A L A P R E S E N T E D B Y S E G U I N R V Join us for 6 P M - 1 0 P M March 22, 2024 AGGIE PARK 6205 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78213 Come dressed in your best party attire! Winners will be drawn live at the Gala on March 22, 2024 Winners do not need to be present to win 3 Exciting Prizes to be Won! Only 400 tickets will be sold! CAMP GALA Raffle! $5,000 Visa Gift Card Americus Diamond Circle of Support Pendant Click here to WIN BIG! $100 per ticket Click to secure your tickets or sponsorship F R I D A Y PAGE 07

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing directly over Camp CAMP, located in Center Point, Texas This is the last total solar eclipse that will be viewable from North America this century. CAMP will experience one of the longest periods of total darkness in the state and we are excited to share it with the public!

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. This is a once-in-ageneration opportunity not to be missed.

The last eclipse across America occurred in 2017 affecting a number of communities along the path of totality. These towns experienced a massive visitor surge with some communities welcoming up to 100,000 people.

A limited number of day passes will be sold to the CAMP family and public. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children (12 and younger) and include entrance onto CAMP's property, glasses to safely view the event, access to planned activities throughout the day, and more. Please note that CAMP will sell optional breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the event. Don't miss the 2024 Total Eclipse at CAMP!

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David Perez Hospitality Manager

David began his journey with CAMP as a cook in the summer of 2019 Over the years he took on the roles of Special Diet Chef, Tractor Driver, and Program Coordinator Now, as our Hospitality Manager, David contributes his diverse skills and commitment to ensure memorable experiences for all our guests

Outside of work, David finds joy in spending time with his beloved dog, Kiwi, exploring nature trails and parks He's also passionate about honing his culinary skills in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes and flavors in his downtime

KeYontai Lewis, MS, MA Marketing and Social Media Manager

KeYontai Lewis is a San Antonio native. She holds two Masters degrees in Strategic Communications: Digital Communications and Social Media Management from Liberty University with an undergraduate degree from University of Texas at San Antonio in Communications.

Ms Lewis is a dog mom to an adorable 3year old pug named Marley Jay and a lover of all things music, dance, and food. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute her expertise in marketing and social media to spread awareness about CAMP and the wonderful work they are doing in the community.

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tributes in honor of...

Tributes are from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

Jeanne and Don Albrecht

Collins Allen and Anthony Pennekamp

by Paul and Pam Rohlfs

Paige Bloxsom

by Chris and Audra Bloxsom

Emily Bolner

by Jeff and Kathleen Bolner

Brandon Briery by Paula Loring by Charlotte Caples Tafaro

Oliver Broner

by Kelly Epstein

Nancy Clark

by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Larry Dyke

by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Dee, Matt, and Trent Evans

by Janice Meier

Trent Evans

by Rebecca Darling

Nancy Smith

Shayla M. Forster by Shauwiishi White

Helen Graham

by Catherine Graham

Eric Greer

by William Rooney

Michael Hawkins

by Hill Family Charitable Fund

Belinda and Nerva Hercule

by Claire and Toby Jackson

Joshua and Nicole Kuroiwa

by Margaret Brunk

Danny and Christy McDonald

by James McDonald

Susan Osborne by Kimberly Hinze

Dr. Robert De Lemos, Dr. Fred McCurdy, Dr. Chris Johnson, and all those who made the FIRST Camp CAMP experience possible. by Willis and Marsha Lipham

Nathan and Nakia Powell

by Claire and Toby Jackson

Matt and Sonnette Powell

by Claire and Toby Jackson

Mindy Stoddart

by Sharon Hall

Brandy and John Williams

by Claire and Toby Jackson

Jess Winslett

by Anne Woodson

Jevon Wood

by Claire and Toby Jackson

Paige and Steve by Jeri Winslett

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tributes in memory of...

Tributes are from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

Scarlett Ancelotti

Jintang Han

by Hongmei Han and Xianzhi Liu

Meghan Hill by General (R) Tom and Dr Toni Hill

Ian Hinkle

by Hannah Cruz by Martha Hinnenkamp

Clay Howard

by Paul and Laurie Howard by Robert Reed

Matthew Kreger by Doc and Kathie Kreger

Angela Tabaracci's Mother

by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Jo Ann Mack's Mother by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Deborah Mueller, M.D.

by Dr John L Doski

Sam Van Neste

Deborah Brothers

by Dixie McLeod

Nelda Schell by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Romie Shattuck by Kris DeArmon

Rod Smith by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Jeff and Justin Strickland by Karen Strickland

Zachary Thurmond by Donna Allan by Neathery Falchuk by Leslie Gorman by Gertraud Moore

Sylvia Todd-Hamersley by Larry and Kathy McClaugherty

Rhett Urban

by Paul and Jaydean Urban

Samuel Willoughby

by Jannifer Elliott

by Phil and Cindy Pennell

Joshua Winter

by Dr. James Bowman, III

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Fly Through the Air! Click here to unlock a summer of fun! Summer applications are now open! Join us for an incredible summer of canoeing, archery, swimming, nature, outdoor cooking, giant swing, singing, dancing, and so much more! PAGE 12
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