by CHAMP Camp, Inc. - CHAMP Camp Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
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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!
I have an amazing friend that works here and seeing her love these kids is incredible.
Dec. 31, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
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.
I've been following this campaign and would love to see this treehouse happen!
Dec. 29, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
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.
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.
We love Champ Camp, our daughter is a graduate!
Dec. 29, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
I chose the number 29 because it is the number
Dec. 27, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
In honor of Kaden! Because he should have every chance for access to fun!
Dec. 9, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
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.
I wanted to push you up over $5,800!!
Dec. 6, 2016, 12:31 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Champ Camp is a great cause and Katrina Gossett Kelly is a excellent ambassador for the cause.
Nov. 29, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
I'm a counselor at CHAMP Camp and the cause means the world to me
Nov. 29, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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.
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.
My sister Stephanie Murray has been an RN volunteer at CHAMP Camp for 20 years!
Nov. 29, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
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.
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.
CHAMP Camp has, and always will be, near and dear to my heart!
Nov. 29, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
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.
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.
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.