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Discovery! Spring 2010 Vol. 25 Issue 1

Celebrating 82 Years of Service to Indiana Youth

Enriching the lives of Indiana youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths.

Summer Camp Coming...Discover Your Impact! Summer camp is just around the corner! Our first session begins on June 6th. All of our camps are designed to provide a fun, safe environment. Campers are given the chance to have a great time outdoors while making new friends, learning new skills and building their self confidence to take on new challenges. The Jameson Camp experience offers a wealth of activities and specialty programming designed to cater to the interests of each individual camper. The theme of summer camp this year, “Discover Your Impact,” was selected by our youth leaders. The teens will be developing and delivering programs intended to help all of our campers understand how they impact their environment, friends, community, and health. This year, we are making it easier for families to register by providing on-line registration. To find out more information about summer camp or how to register please visit our website at or call our Community Liaison, Jessica Cooney at 241-2661 x31.

See You At Camp!

Award-Winning Jameson! Jameson Wins National Award for Programming! The national American Camp Association honored us with the Eleanor Ells Award for our Tataya Mato program for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. We were one of only six selected around the country for this prestigious award.

But Wait, There’s More... Program Director, Tim Nowak, Wins Indiana Award The Indiana chapter of the American Camp Association selected our very own Tim for the “Heart and Soul” Award for his commitment to serving children.

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Jameson Camp Going Green We are very conscious of how we use our funds. We would like to provide more communication through e-mail including e-newsletters. Please let us know what email address would be the best way to reaching you. You can visit our website to provide us your address or simply send an email to Please be kind to the environment! When you are finished reading this newsletter, share with a friend, or remember to recycle!

Golf Outing to Support Jameson

New Staff + Interns + Board Members = New Energy

Jameson Camp in conjunction with the Golden Sunrise and Castleton Sertoma Clubs invites you to the Annual Golf Outing on June 15 at Ironwood Country Club. All proceeds will directly benefit camperships that will help youth attend camp.

We are delighted to announce the addition of several new members to the Jameson Family.

Reserve your team spot today! Not only will you have a great day playing golf, but will help youth have a fun summer at camp. A unique and exciting day of golf you won’t want to miss!

We have four new board members:

Your golf fun will include: - Competitive, fun golf games including putting contests, hole-in–ones, extra mulligans - Great Prizes & goodie bags - Refreshments provided throughout the course If you are interested in donating door prizes or sponsorships please contact Brad Higgins at or 317-241-2661 x16. More details coming soon! Please check our website for more information at

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Katherine Simons has joined the camp as our new Development Director! Katherine has years of experience in fundraising and both nonprofit and for profit community relations work. She is a great new addition to the team.

Bennet Ackerman, owner of The Melting Pot restaurants and Development and Marketing Committee member. Chuck Hundt, Controller at Angie’s List and long time Jameson Finance Committee member has joined the board. Karen Smith, controller at Brightpoint and Jameson volunteer. Marsha Oliver, owner of MMO and Associates. Jameson is fortunate to also have the assistance of three interns this spring. We are interested in forging closer ties with area universities to provide more internship positions. We are pleased to have Radcliffe Ganda, Tina Quintana and Cory Bates at the camp this semester.


Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Spring into Wellness a Success!

Main Phone 317.241.2661

This free, family oriented and fun event provided over two hundred participants with ideas and activities for healthy living and a chance for campers to get registered for summer camp.

If you are interested in finding out more about wellness activities at Jameson Camp this summer please contact Michael @ 241-2661 x22 or

Kudos to our Great Volunteers! We are always grateful to have the assistance of volunteers. Without the help of volunteers it would be very difficult for our small staff to manage to keep up with all that needs to be done at camp. In the past few months we have been very fortunate to have several groups out including: Target Distribution Warehouse, NuStar Energy, Beckman Coulter, FFA, Connection Point Christian Church of Brownburg, Matt Sheckel, Jeremy Van Demar, Joey Medvescek, Ashleigh Smith, Tish Whitlock, Jamal Snorden, Kathy Roush, Sarah McGardy, Laura Hendrick, Levi Andrews, Conesco, and JCPenney Logistics. People interested in volunteering at the camp should contact our Site Manager Brad Higgins to find out more information. Brad can be reached at or 241-2661 x16.


Tours of the camp were also provided. Brightpoint sponsored the event and more than 15 agencies provided information at the health fair. Our Americorps Wellness Coordinator Michael Menafee led the planning and organization of the event.

Fax Number 317.241.2760 Executive Director Dan Shepley Ext. 11 Director of Development Katherine Simons Ext. 12 Program Director Tim Nowak Ext. 14 Site Manager Brad Higgins Ext. 16 Community Liaison Jessica Cooney Ext. 31 Financial Manager Joseph Jordan Ext. 13

We also have volunteer opportunities for non-grounds work such as assisting with our marketing and special events organizing.

2010 Board of Directors Mitch Black, President Brightpoint -

Paul Lawson, Past President Delta Sigma Phi

Robbin Nunley Citizens Energy Group

Lisa Swiontek, Vice President Sigma Kappa

Katy Ruhl Baker & Daniels LLP

Marsha Oliver MMO & Associates

Karen Smith, Treasurer Brightpoint

Jim Strickland FAST Diagnostics

Chuck Hundt, Asst. Treasurer Angie’s List

Bennet Ackerman Melting Pot Restaurant

Shenia Suggs, Secretary MSD Wayne

Joseph Muldoon FAST Diagnostics

Levi Andrews, Youth Member Jessica Engle, Youth Member Tracy James, Youth Member Matt Straine, Youth Member

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Our 2009 Donors Made a Difference in the Lives of Youth! When you give to Jameson Camp, you do make a difference for all the youth who attend our camps! ou again ffor or yyour our suppor t! Every gift makes an impact no matter what the amount! Thank yyou support! $5000 & Above R. B. Annis Educational Foundation Doris Rushton Gilfoy Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Lilly Endowment, Inc. United Way Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation St. Paul Episcopal Church The Indiana AIDS Fund W.C. Griffith Foundation Trust Citizens Energy Group Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Miller Mission for Children Fund Suzanne Farmer Estate Nordstrum The Indianapolis Foundation $1000 - $4,999 Golden Sunrise Sertoma Club Indiana Sports Corporation Ryan Warren Rotary Foundation of Indianapolis Fern Roesch The Duke Energy Foundation J. Mark Howell Variety Club of Indiana The Peyback Foundation Carrier Corporation Brightpoint, Inc. William F. McConnell Madison County Community Foundation Kendall C. Crook Robbin Nunley Odyssey Healthcare Foundation W. Brooks Fortune Foundation Kent Rollison Northminster Presbyterian Church Baker & Daniels NuStar Energy Tailwynd, LLC Downtown Optimist Foundation Timothy J. DuVall John Gardner Joseph P. Muldoon Edward A. Nowak Target Distribution Center

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Jim Strickland Quemetco, Inc. Alpha Tau Latreian donated in Memory of Jinny O'Brien & son, Tom O'Brien $500 - $999 Lyn K. Berkebile Lisa Swiontek Mitch Black Youth As Resources David McDonald Robert W. Smith Derrick Marris Julie M. Grice Anonymous Carol J. Feeney Lee Ann Miller Lynda Wiley Jeanne K. Lewer Beta Sigma Phi - Xi Eta Theta Charles Thompson Trust Paul Lawson Katherine Ruhl Motorola Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Epsilon Sigma Crooked Creek Thaddeus Alper Mike S. Biggs Anne Marie Tiernon Stanley H. Byram Trust Presbyterian Women of Second Presbyterian Church Susie Nielsen Hendricks Regional Health Dianne Kostyshyn Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis-West Linda S. Cozzolino J. Andrew Concannon Constance K. Bash

$300 - $499 Winifred F. Mechem Diversified Automotive Services Kirk Hobbs Stephanie Nixon Psi Iota Xi Sorority-Gamma Pi Chapter Barbara J. Wrasman Irvington United Methodist Women Indiana Youth Institute Indianapolis Scale Co., Inc. Robin L. Johnson Ray's Trash Service Susan K. Kolbrin Bennet Ackerman Daniel Shepley Christine Thompson Duane Spisak Carolyn A. Sharp Gloria Rosenzweig Don Melloy Harvey Feigenbaum Jeffrey K. Butts Gail D. Barrett Avon United Methodist Church $150 - $299 Lisa A. Sparks Randolph G. Morgan Hollie Keys Patricia R. Villars Presbyterian Women of Clayton Presbyterian Church John Knox United Presbyterian Church Interactive Intelligence Norman L. Fogle, M.D. Monica Dill donated in Memory of Monica Ann McHugh Victor H. Gaertner donated in memory of Daniel G. Marris Brainstorm Adams Street Partners Mary Blanchet Gray Tweedy Jacqueline L. Sims Lisa M. Hamilton Ernest A. Carlson Phyllis Ackerman

JAMESON CAMP-SPRING 2010 Eric M. Woodruff Anna M. Scott Tracy Swearingen St. John United Church of Christ Amanda Meko Katherine A. Mathena Larry D. Lynch Alfred E. Kessler Gerry Hoppe Kristen C. Henke Alpha Delta Kappa Delta Jeffrey Good Rebecca R. Miller Joseph Jordan Susan L. Blevins Sylvia G. Jacobsen Greg Dale Shenia Suggs Stephanie Ruddy Cheri G. Richard Adam H. Moss Mark T. Cline Andrew Kleiman

Innovative Mold & Machine Thomas S. Hollett Diane Black Florence Barbee donated in memory of Harold Barbee Robert W. Smith donated in honor of Mr. Alfred E. Kessler Donna Lee Badger donated in honor of Lee Ann Miller Jim & Carol Killen donated in honor of Mr. & Mrs. William Hamaker Up To $149 Lisa C. Shoopman Mary Jane Lyons Edwin A. Richard

Marci Moore Tabitha McMahon Ryan Hornaday Lacey Howton Patricia Ellen Weis Wall & Associates Mary Beth Tockey donated in memory of Mari Brandt John W. Timothy, M.D. Karen Smith Schott Services Andrew Moore Max Maudlin Denise Maple Beverly K. Lenz John B. Kniesly Timothy S. Huston Chuck Hundt Brenda Heubel Stephen R. Head Larry K. Greenwalt James A. Goggan L. John Ernstes Virgene Cline Charles H. Boxman Donna Lee Badger Lori Counts State Employee's Community Campaign Brett J. Bane Robert Tharp Patrick J. Hoehne Phyllis L. Hodge Richard L. Russell Andy M. Palm Marsha Oliver Florence Maxwell Tom Langdoc Patty Gallagher Carolyn A. Cunningham donated in honor of Helen Czenkusch, MD Deborah E. Davidson Tabitha McMahon Drenda A. Martin Sarah Gould Pierre Twer Stacia Floberg Robert F. Quinn Michael Kleinman Bradley Higgins Daniel R. Harp Lynn Matchett Philip Schwanke Ginger E. Johnson

Rose M. Fultz Kerry Crowe Keith A. Chambers, Jr. Electrical Equipment Company Pamela Teter Mary Eleanor Stuart Lula M. Snorden Brian T. Shera

Karen L. Shaner Linda S. Rodebaugh Maxine Nielsen Pamela S. Moore Kevin McMahon George J. McAfee, M.D. Dorotha B. Ledman donated in memory of Dorothy White Stephen Klineman Jack Kesler Tanya Johnson Lori A. Harter Howard F. Foltz, Jr. donated in memory of Bill & Jinny O’Brien Christopher J. Everett Eagle Creek Animal Clinic Ken Dunipace Timothy Clilne Laura Carafiol Christopher W. Bungard Gabrielle M. Bovenzi Mary Lou Moriarty JP Morgan Employee Good Works Fund Trish Sergi Bruce Klineman Jeremy A. Brimm David M. Badger Nicole A. Elmore Shanee J. Katz Contuine on Next Page

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JAMESON CAMP-SPRING 2010 2009 Donors - Continued Anonymous donated in memory of Robert Jessup Judith Weddell Marlys Pedigo Robert O'Brien donated in memory of Mari Brandt Fulljahan B. Morin Christopher J. McConnell George Maley Clifford Maesaka donated in memory of Mari Brandty Greg Dorenkamp donated in memory of Mari Brandt Richard G. Lugar Louise Lieberman Richard & Andrea Fedler donated in honor of Lisa Swiontek Claudia A. Dille Mary Stuar Diana Cantrell Alpha Sigma Alpha-Indianapolis Alumnae Jeff Long Ally Hill Mike Hasanov Carol Cunningham David Cooney Ruthann Collins Wendy Taylor Robert Koscielniak William R. Hart donated in memory of Mari Brandt Aletta M. Cherry Beth R. Sumners Linda Spaulding Barb Pipher Suzanne Osborne Kate Nielsen Julie McDearmon

2009 Donors to the Julie Marsh Continuing Education Fund Electrical Equipment Company Mary Jane Lyons Lyn Berkebile Ken Dunipace Louise Lieberman Mary E. Stuart Alfred E. Kessler Bequests Doris Rushton Gilfoy Sally Reahard Suzanne Farmer Estate If your name had been omitted or listed incorrectly, please let us know by calling the camp office at 317-241-2661.

Would You Like to Help Send a Child to Camp this Summer? We work to make it possible for any child to attend camp regardless of household income. We are seeking additional sponsorships from our supporters to enable us to assist many of our low income children to attend camp. If you are interested in making a gift to the camp to help a child go to camp this summer but would like more information please contact Katherine Simons at or 317-241-2661 x12.

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JAMESON CAMP-SPRING 2010 Did you know you can rent these facilities?

For the First Time, Rental Opportunities Available in the Summer Beginning summer 2010, Jameson Camp will be providing a week during the summer to give individuals and groups the chance to rent our facilities. Please check out our website about rental information or contact Jessica Cooney at 241-2661 x31 or

Jameson Camp Creating Outdoor Lab for Nature Discovery This Spring Jameson Camp will take another step in enhancing our ability to foster a love and respect of nature among children. We are converting 18 acres of our property that had been used for farming back to forest and prairie. Jameson Camp will be hosting several school field trips throughout the year to help students learn about natural science through hands on exploration. We also received a grant from the Laura Hare Fund to assist us in the creation of the outdoor lab.

If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Dan Shepley at

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Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Jameson Jubilee! Please join us in a unique, festive evening at Jameson Camp celebrating how we have made a difference in the lives of children! September 25, 2010 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Plenty of fun activities, good music and delicious food in a beautiful setting. Tickets for the Jubilee will be $60 a person and $450 for a table of eight. This is a family event; children under 12 yrs old are admitted free and the maximum charge for families $150. If you are interested in sponsoring Jubliee or need more information please contact Katherine Simons at 317-241-2661 or

Jameson Camp 2001 Bridgeport Rd Indianapolis, IN 46231

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Indianapolis, IN

Enriching the lives of Indiana youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths!

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Jameson Camp Newsletter, Spring 2010  

Jameson Camp Newsletter, Spring 2010