CHAMP Camp's Wheelchair Accessible Treehouse

by CHAMP Camp, Inc. - CHAMP Camp Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

Funders

128

Funded

$16,004

Goal

$25,000

Days Left

0

About

CHAMP Camp's Wheelchair Accessible Treehouse

by CHAMP Camp, Inc. - Click here to visit FUNdraiser's site

Help take our campers #ToNewHeights!

For one week each summer at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana, we provide a summer camp experience for children and adolescents who have tracheostomies and require respiratory assistance, such as the use of a ventilator. Our campers get to enjoy outdoor summer camp activities including swimming, canoeing, and climbing, just like every child should! They get to experience the thrill of zip lining and the adventure of horseback riding while increasing their independence and creating memories that last a lifetime.

We always let our imaginations run wild when trying to find ways to create new experiences and memories for our campers. We're proud to say that in partnership with the Finish Line Youth Foundation, we recently constructed a 140' and 375' accessible zip line for our campers to enjoy! Since many of our campers have wheelchairs and ventilators, getting the chance to zip line through the trees was an amazing new reality and experience!

Now, we're ready to once again take our campers #ToNewHeights! Our next adventurous goal is to construct a wheelchair accessible treehouse where our campers can independently climb up into the trees, spend time with others, and experience the wonder and beauty of the outdoor wilderness! The treehouse will also serve as our staging and launching area for our two zip lines!

The best part about this treehouse and zip line project? It's about so much more than just CHAMP Camp. Nearly 800 kids with chronic illnesses and disabilities from camps like Riley Hospital for Children, Little Red Door, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Easter Seals will have the opportunity to enjoy an amazing new experience they simply can't anywhere else.

Our campers can't wait to climb a treehouse and glide through the woods, but WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our goal is to raise $25,000 to bring us one step closer to taking our campers #ToNewHeights!

FUNders (127)

Anonymous

Gift $70

Heather Mandel

Gift $222

Anonymous

Gift $61

Anonymous

Gift $169

Dustin Eads

Gift $148

Anonymous

Gift $209

Anonymous

Gift $62

Anonymous

Gift $56

karen mellen

Gift $43

Anonymous

Gift $57

Jeff McFarland

Gift $202

Anonymous

Gift $223

Melissa Wall

Gift $32

Emily Miller

Gift $42

Riley smith

Gift $40

Michelle hardwick

Gift $75

Angela Martin Gottlieb

Gift $31

Brian Brunner

Gift $250

Anonymous

Gift $107

Anonymous

Gift $215

Anonymous

Gift $124

Anonymous

Gift $227

Anonymous

Gift $500

Robert White

Gift $104

Nancy breedlove

Gift $199

Anonymous

Gift $29

Anonymous

Gift $229

Anonymous

Gift $232

Anonymous

Gift $234

Anonymous

Gift $235

Anonymous

Gift $231

Anonymous

Gift $236

Anonymous

Gift $218

Anonymous

Gift $177

Anonymous

Gift $181

Anonymous

Gift $100

Courtney Kleber

Gift $205

The Christensens

Gift $28

Patty Williams

Gift $54

Carol foell

Gift $100

Rachel Buckland Cramer

Gift $250

Roberta Kwasniewski

Gift $25

Kerry Bundy

Gift $50

Abby Higgs

Gift $25

Anonymous

Gift $53

William Payne

Gift $100

Kristi Dorman

Gift $250

Jeff Macke

Gift $500

Susan Fay

Gift $35

Indianapolis General Contractors

Gift $230

Vanessa L Frederick

Gift $103

Patricia Sturrock

Gift $46

Ryan Nell

Gift $100

Faye Gibson

Gift $20

Michael Engledow

Gift $240

John Owens

Gift $500

Fred Baldwin

Gift $243

Kara Thompson

Gift $41

Anonymous

Gift $25

Mike Becher

Gift $160

Anonymous

Gift $47

Guy R Driggers

Gift $200

Joyce Collins

Gift $59

Carrie Butler

Gift $17

Joel Vander Molen

Gift $25

Leslie Deitchman

Gift $250

BOBBY COOPER SALON

Gift $145

Anonymous

Gift $5

Scot Brown

Gift $11

Scot Brown

Gift $25

Rachel Moon

Gift $10

Kris Monaghan

Gift $149

Karen Holman

Gift $25

Jacki Petersson

Gift $16

Jenny Grover

Gift $60

Tracy Wheeler

Gift $48

Nancy Barkley

Gift $27

Linda Nelson Buckland

Gift $113

Deborah Lee

Gift $350

Scott Black

Gift $105

Kyle Deitchman

Gift $244

Carly Pugliese

Gift $5

Erica Wilson

Gift $14

Pam Martin

Gift $126

Susan McCoy

Gift $52

Shelly hardwick

Gift $125

Toby Hahn

Gift $117

LB Wong

Gift $73

Lavon Teep

Gift $30

Julie Comella

Gift $58

Anonymous

Gift $45

Tessa Stombaugh

Gift $25

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

Gift $68

Mary Jo Engle

Gift $33

Gerald A Weber

Gift $245

Jamie Mitchell

Gift $250

Dan Koch

Gift $40

Robert and Marjean Beck

Gift $250

Luke ladendorf

Gift $226

David Homeier

Gift $110

Shawn G Gibbs

Gift $248

Cherie Bagadiong

Gift $99

Kathy Osborn

Gift $250

Lucy Dollens

Gift $76

Anonymous

Gift $20

Cindy Boothby

Gift $233

Noah Ryan

Gift $8

Darin Lawson Wickliff Auctioneers

Gift $241

Carol Reel

Gift $102

Jamie silva

Gift $15

Katrina Kelly

Gift $250

Cara Russo

Gift $10

Rick Adams

Gift $210

Mark and zan sawyer-dailey

Gift $65

Kelly Stahly

Gift $84

Robin Seifert

Gift $51

Patti and Bob Shinn

Gift $100

Anonymous

Gift $77

Anonymous

Gift $26

Mary Jane Cookson

Gift $55

Kara Baldwin

Gift $128

Paul Beck

Gift $101

Patricia Smith

Gift $201

Anonymous

Gift $50

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

Gift $10

Anonymous

Gift $6

Anonymous

Gift $12

Comments

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Anonymous said:

I have an amazing friend that works here and seeing her love these kids is incredible.

Dec. 31, 2016, 9:55 p.m.

Dustin Eads said:

Because this camp gave our son an adventure we never thought he would be able to have. Camp will never understand the impact that it had on him and families they provide this opportunity too.

Dec. 31, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Melissa Wall said:

I've been following this campaign and would love to see this treehouse happen!

Dec. 29, 2016, 9:54 p.m.

Emily Miller said:

I love being a part of CHAMP Camp, and helping these incredible kids enjoy a typical summer camp experience. Already counting down the days until June :)

Dec. 29, 2016, 7:01 p.m.

Riley smith said:

I want to donate money to champ camp because I think it is a lot of fun. This treehouse will make it more fun!

Dec. 29, 2016, 6:38 p.m.

Angela Martin Gottlieb said:

We love Champ Camp, our daughter is a graduate!

Dec. 29, 2016, 3:09 p.m.

Anonymous said:

I chose the number 29 because it is the number

Dec. 27, 2016, 9:59 a.m.

The Christensens said:

Evan is our neighbor!!

Dec. 24, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Carol foell said:

I wanted to give to this camp because I've heard how much your camp has impacted our friend, Paxton Eads, who attends each summer.

Dec. 18, 2016, 3:54 p.m.

Anonymous said:

The service and joy you bring to these kids is amazing!

Dec. 15, 2016, 10:25 a.m.

Jeff Macke said:

Live in the trees...reach for the stars!

Dec. 13, 2016, 3:05 p.m.

Susan Fay said:

As a former CHAMP Camp counselor, I know it is a great cause and want to support it!

Dec. 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.

Indianapolis General Contractors said:

I'm familiar With Champ Camp through Donna Guider and I know the money goes for a great cause and I'm proud to be involved with such a great organization!

Dec. 13, 2016, 1:05 p.m.

Patricia Sturrock said:

Just want to help such a great cause. Good luck.

Dec. 11, 2016, 5:48 p.m.

Faye Gibson said:

In honor of Kaden! Because he should have every chance for access to fun!

Dec. 9, 2016, 11:13 p.m.

John Owens said:

I've seen how great this camp is for the kids that get to attend. The smiles on the kids and their families are truly heartwarming.

Dec. 8, 2016, 9:59 p.m.

Scot Brown said:

I wanted to push you up over $5,800!!

Dec. 6, 2016, 12:31 a.m.

Tracy Wheeler said:

I love being a part of champ camp and being a part of these amazing kids lives for a week of their year. It's a light in my life!

Dec. 5, 2016, 5:36 p.m.

Nancy Barkley said:

Great cause for great kids!!!

Dec. 5, 2016, 10:26 a.m.

Linda Nelson Buckland said:

Our granddaughter, Claire, attended CHAMP Camp last year and loved it. What a special place. Claire turned 13 this year so we added a little more to that number.

Dec. 2, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

Deborah Lee said:

This is for Rodney and John Radalia, Beth Wilhite, Tammie Buckner, Cheryl Craig, Susan Sager, Anna Kanis, Laura Mercurio, Tom Shaw, Hiriam McReader, Joe and Debbie Leister and anyone I've forgotten who gave me food, clothes, money and general aid during my poverty years.

Dec. 1, 2016, 7:07 p.m.

Kyle Deitchman said:

My company (Tendercare) and family have always been involved with Champ Camp, but I never really understood how awesome it is until I saw the video. I have a daughter and a son on the way and I can't imagine them having some of these limitations, but if they did, I would be very grateful for a place like this. I hope I can support this cause into the future. Keep it up!

Nov. 30, 2016, 3:16 p.m.

Erica Wilson said:

My daughter has CMT and goes to the MDA camp at Bradford Woods! This would be an amazing addition and enrich so many kids lives!

Nov. 30, 2016, 11:06 a.m.

Shelly hardwick said:

I have been a counselor at CHAMP camp for 15 years. It is my favorite week of the year. These kids are amazing. There is no other place like CHAMP camp

Nov. 30, 2016, 7:18 a.m.

Lavon Teep said:

I am friends with Jennifer Kobylarz and she told me about this organization, how it gives hope to these kids and encoragement to their families. I love and respect her..so wanted to take part in the fulfilmemt of this vital project.

Nov. 30, 2016, 2:18 a.m.

Julie Comella said:

I think that it is a great program for the children! The number of volunteers to provide the camp for the children is overwhelming and impressive. Thank you to each of them!

I was born in 58 and will be 58 this year

Nov. 30, 2016, 12:37 a.m.

Anonymous said:

CHAMP Camp is my favorite time of the year! These kids are amazing and make my life richer for knowing them.

Nov. 29, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

CHAMP Camp, Inc. said:

68 represents the number of months that i have worked for this amazing organization!! I love it! The volunteer camp staff and counselors continue to amaze and inspire me, and the campers have changed my perspective on life. I am grateful!

Nov. 29, 2016, 10:59 p.m.

Luke ladendorf said:

I am a former Champ Camper and loved everything about Camp. I chose 226 as this is my age..26 not 226!😀

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Kathy Osborn said:

Champ Camp is a great cause and Katrina Gossett Kelly is a excellent ambassador for the cause.

Nov. 29, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

Noah Ryan said:

I'm a counselor at CHAMP Camp and the cause means the world to me

Nov. 29, 2016, 12:22 p.m.

Darin Lawson Wickliff Auctioneers said:

add 2, 4 and 1 together, and that equals 7; a scripturally-significant number ;-) , often representing a forgiveness and renewal; Champ Camp sure embodies renewal, of hope!

Nov. 29, 2016, 12:05 p.m.

Katrina Kelly said:

I started at the camper when I was nine years old. CHAMP Camp taught me the value of independence and helped me to overcome barriers. I am now an attorney and on the board for camp and I couldn't be prouder of the organization.

Nov. 29, 2016, 10:47 a.m.

Robin Seifert said:

My sister Stephanie Murray has been an RN volunteer at CHAMP Camp for 20 years!

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:53 a.m.

Patti and Bob Shinn said:

My BFF's son went to Champ Camp. I went with her once to take Jason, and I was hooked on the need to help this organization put such smiles on faces.

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:44 a.m.

Anonymous said:

We've (CA) have worked with this wonderful organization for eight years! I love what they do and stand for, but even more...I love the campers! God Bless!!

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:31 a.m.

Anonymous said:

CHAMP Camp has, and always will be, near and dear to my heart!

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

Mary Jane Cookson said:

My son has been going to Champ Camp for 4 years now. Being able to do all the things kids without special needs can do is amazing. He has been on a hot air balloon, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, ZIP LINING, climbed a tower, and so much more. But the friendships and bonds that are created are, as a parent, priceless. What this camp does for these kids no words can describe.

Nov. 29, 2016, 9 a.m.

CHAMP Camp, Inc.

CHAMP Camp, Inc. said:

Thank you CHAMP Camp for all you do for others! Wishing you the best of luck during this campaign!

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:22 a.m.

Anonymous said:

It was 2012 When I first learned of the work of Champ Camp, so I chose 12 in honor of a great organization.

Nov. 28, 2016, 11:43 p.m.