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Save the Date!
October 16, 2010
in St. Louis, MO
Mike & Kathy Jay
Founders of
Camp for All Kids

March Madness Raises More than $3,000
Thanks for the 157 people who played March Madness 2010 and the 38 who made additional contributions.
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Chicago is Running for Camp!
Our running friends in Chicago have formed an official team for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 12. Members of the team, S'more Running, commit to raising a minimum of $300 for Camp for All Kids and will receive an online fundraising page and discounted training with CARA. It's not too late to join the team and help send kids to camp. Can't do the Chicago Half Marathon/5K on September 12? You can participate in another athletic event and still join S'more Running! Contact Amy Gale for more information.

There are so many ways you can give kids the experience of camp.
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pinecone An Interview with Timberlane Directors Mike and Leslie Cohen
Camp Timberlane has been participating in Camp for All Kids for 15 years. We recently asked their directors to tell us why they got involved and why it works so well at Timberlane.

What motivated you to become involved with Camp for All Kids and host campers at Camp Timberlane?

Two things: First of all, when we decided to get involved, there was a body of evidence that clearly showed that kids from unsafe, under-served, inner-city environments benefited long-term from a well-run summer camp experience. They were far more likely to excel in school, and avoid engaging in gangs or other self-destructing behaviors. Secondly, we recognized that our campers come from privileged backgrounds, and felt this program would not only offer the campership recipients a great opportunity, but would also afford our tuition-paying campers the chance to spend time with kids they would otherwise never get the chance to meet, much less know well. We believed, and still believe, this opportunity goes a long way to break down age-old prejudices and pre-conceived notions that exist between people who don't know each other.

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pinecone Meet a  Camper!
st. louis event invitationWhat do you enjoy about being at camp?
I like being with my friends, having fun with them, and doing all the activities that we don't have at home. We get a lot of exercise at camp which is good - instead of just sitting around the house.

What kind of skills did you learn at camp?
Many! I learned how to play dodge ball, canoe, archery, riflery, basketball and especially how to swim. I even like swimming now. It was a struggle to learn at first - I didn't want to and I even asked my mom to come get me and bring me home - but I stuck with it. I feel pretty good now that I KNOW I can swim.

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pinecone Post-Camp Baby Gifts
st. louis event invitationA group of former cabin-mates from North Star Camp relive their camping days by attending post-camp each August. Last summer, some of this group chose to celebrate the coming of the next generation of campers with the gift of a full campership in honor of the birth of Elliott and Atticus May. In true camp fashion, Joe Mendes honored the gift by burning a wood plaque which will hang at North Star. Special thanks to Justin Bass, Michael Green, Eddie Leshin, Joe Mendes, Michael Moss, Paul Nathanson, Rob Porter, Chuck Shulman and Ron Shulman for a perfect baby gift idea!
Discovering Similarities. Celebrating Differences