Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee

Holiday Potluck & Camp Encourage “Family” Gathering

Mark your calendar today, follow the Facebook Event Page and plan on gathering during this special season on Sunday, December 9 for our annual Holiday Potluck & Camp “Family” Gathering! Campers, families, volunteers, and supporters are invited to gather with us at HJ’s Youth and Community Center at 6425 Wornall Road in Kansas City, MO 641113. It […]
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Giving Tuesday 2018

Save the date for #GivingTuesday this year! What is #GivingTuesday, you ask? Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the […]
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Honorary Encourage Leader

This year at S’Mores and Pours, we will be honoring someone special in our community that exemplifies that which we believe is essential when supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. It was easy to select this year’s Honorary Encourage Leader. Our community is tremendously fortunate to have Mary Anne Hammond. She is sincere, is encouraging, understands the […]
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S’MORES AND POURS 2018 AUCTION SNEAK PEEK

We are fortunate to have the generous support of our community, allowing us to offer a wide variety of quality auction packages again this year. There’s a little bit of something for everyone — goods and services for sports fans, proud Kansas Citians, parents, families, the avid traveler, businesses, those who enjoy an occasional adult beverage, […]
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A BACK-TO-SCHOOL WISH

May your experiences at Camp Encourage stay with you as you return to school Activity around our office has slowed as we bid goodbye to our summer staff and the special days of summer. While there is plenty of year-round work to keep us busy in the coming days (including preparing for our October camp session […]
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Welcome, Bekah!

After recently announcing an opening for our Events Coordinator position, we received a flood of amazing applicants, interviewed several strong candidates, and in a “like-it-was-meant-to-be” moment, joyfully made a decision to add Bekah Schwimmer Zitron to our staff. Join us in welcoming her to our #magical team! Bekah is a native of the Washington, DC suburbs […]
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Hello, summer!

Summer days have started. School is out, the days are warming, days at the pool are increasing in number, and vacations are planned. Summer can be a joyous time yet also a stressful time of unstructured moments and a longing for routines that only a school year can provide. We, at Camp Encourage wait for […]
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Coming in April: Two Exciting New Events

When individuals involved in Camp Encourage gather, you always hear people say, “This feels like family!” We love that OH so much! This April, we’ll be gathering for that family-like feeling while supporting the scholarship needs of our campers! WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH from 4-9pm : CAMPERS, COOKIES, AND CRAFTS [BEER!]  What goes together better than Campers, Cookies […]
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#thankfulthursday

I am finding myself especially thankful this morning. We are preparing for a mini camp session this weekend after having a board meeting last week, hosting 400 guests this past Friday at ‘Rents, and planning for our upcoming board retreat. Days have been busy and nights have been long but our cause is OH so […]
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