GET READY FOR CAMP!

We are VERY much looking forward to each camp session and are delighted that your camper will be joining us! It is our hope that you find this page helpful while also getting you and your camper excited for Camp Encourage.

NOTE: This page is for those campers and peer model campers that have already been notified by Camp Encourage that a potential slot has been offered to him or her. If interested in attending as a camper with ASD or as a peer model camper and you have not already submitted an application, please do so. The application and further details can be found HERE
 

Here, you'll find informative details as well as documents which need to be returned. In advance, we thank you for returning all required documents by the listed due dates. The sooner we know about your camper's unique abilities and needs, the sooner we can begin to prepare for a successful, memorable experience. As you know, it is our mission to encourage social growth, independence, and self-esteem in youth with autism spectrum disorder through a quality, overnight camp experience. How thrilled we are to have you join our mission and journey!

Tell your camper to be prepared to feel accepted, welcomed, and celebrated!

DOWNLOAD FORMS & INFO

Due dates and are listed in the Camper Packet, but are also below for your reference. 


CAMPER PACKET

Please download and read through this packet in its entirety in advance to prepare you and your camper, as well as those that will be supporting him or her. Read this entire packet as details are crucial.


SUBMIT A PHOTO

If you have not already, please return and log in to our online registration system to include a recent photo of your camper. Should you need any assistance, please contact Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org or 816.830.7171.


TALL OAKS LIABILITY AND HEALTH FORM

This is a form that the campgrounds we rent, Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center, require that all participants submit. When completing it, please follow the directions (also found in the above helpful packet) and please print as legibly as feasible.

All participants must complete this form and bring it upon arrival to Camp Encourage. You will give it to a member of our staff when checking in with medical staff prior to departing the campgrounds the morning of arrival. You no longer need to email this form prior to camp. Please note: We will have copies available for those who need them, but please expedite the process by having your form completed prior to arrival.  If someone other than a parent or guardian is dropping off the camper, the form MUST be filled out AND signed by a parent or guardian prior to arrival.


TOUR THE CAMPGROUNDS

We offer a few opportunities each year for campers and potential campers to tour the campgrounds.  This is an EXCELLENT opportunity for first-time campers to peek at his or her cabin, get a glimpse into where the magic will take place, receive answers to questions, and decrease worries and uncertainties about the new experience. 

Touring prior to the summer sessions: We will be providing a tour of our campgrounds, Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center, on Saturday, June 1st at 2:00p.m. If you and your camper are interested in joining the tour, please complete THIS QUICK ONLINE FORM. Should you have any questions, please email our Program Coordinator, Aimee Gorrow at agorrow@campencourage.org or call 816.830.7171. Upon arrival that day, please park in the gravel lot located on the right side of the road, just past the main office. A staff member will be there to greet and direct you. Once all families have arrived, the tour will commence.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

PREPARATION STORY


 PAY TUITION

Payments can be safely processed online. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Camp Encourage and mail it to Camp Encourage, 4025 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Tuition is due on the following dates unless payment arrangements have been made. NEW IN 2019: Payments will now be processed through our new online registration system, CampBrain. If your family has been awarded a scholarship, that amount will be shown. Click below to log in and process your payment. Should you need helpful visual instructions on how to process an online payment, CLICK HERE.

MARCH SESSION
Tuition Due March 3

JUNE & JULY SESSIONS
Tuition Due May 5

OCTOBER SESSION
Tuition Due October 10

PAY TUITION


COUNTDOWN TO CAMP

Each year we ask campers and volunteers to help us count down the days until summer camp. We LOVE seeing the photos roll in, and get more and more excited to return to camp as the number of days and weeks decreases! Join in the fun by sharing your countdown photos on social media or email them to info@campencourage.org and we’ll share them for you. Be sure to tag them as described below so that we can see your wonderful photos! After each camp session, we’ll do a drawing for some fun Camp Encourage goodies, and in August will draw the name of one lucky individual to receive two tickets to our exciting camp-themed fundraising event, S’Mores & Pours!

Download the COUNTDOWN FORM HERE or create your own then grab your camera and help us count down the days to the Camp Encourage magic! To share on Facebook, simply post on our page. On Instagram and/or Twitter, tag us as @campencourage.


STAY CONNECTED

In addition to watching your email inbox for updates, be sure to check out upcoming CONNECTIONS outings, visit our CAMP STORE, and follow us on social media (all links are at the bottom of this webpage)!

We are VERY much looking forward to each camp session and are delighted that YOUR peer model camper will be joining us! It is our hope that you find this page helpful while also getting you and your camper excited for Camp Encourage.

Here, you'll find informative details as well as documents which need to be returned. In advance, we thank you for returning all required documents by the listed due dates. We look forward to a successful, memorable experience this summer!

DOWNLOAD FORMS & INFO

Form Submission due dates are listed in the Peer Model Camper Packet, but are also below for your reference. Medical form and menu requirements are to be brought to camp upon arrival (unless otherwise noted on the form).


PEER MODEL INFORMATION PACKET

Please download and read through this packet in its entirety in advance to prepare you and your peer model, as well as those that will be supporting him or her. Read this entire packet as details are crucial.


SUBMIT A PHOTO

If you have not already, please return and log in to our online registration system to include a recent photo of your camper. Should you need any assistance, please contact Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org or 816.830.7171.


TALL OAKS LIABILITY AND HEALTH FORM

This is a form that the campgrounds we rent, Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center, require that all participants submit. When completing it, please follow the directions (also found in the above helpful packet) and please print as legibly as feasible.

All participants must complete this form and bring it upon arrival to Camp Encourage. You will give it to a member of our staff when checking in with medical staff prior to departing the campgrounds the morning of arrival. You no longer need to email this form prior to camp. Please note: We will have copies available for those who need them, but please expedite the process by having your form completed prior to arrival.  If someone other than a parent or guardian is dropping off the camper, the form MUST be filled out AND signed by a parent or guardian prior to arrival.


TOUR THE CAMPGROUNDS

We offer a few opportunities each year for campers and potential campers to tour the campgrounds.  This is an EXCELLENT opportunity for first-time campers to peek at his or her cabin, get a glimpse into where the magic will take place, receive answers to questions, and decrease worries and uncertainties about the new experience. 

Touring prior to the summer sessions: We will be providing a tour of our campgrounds, Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center, on Saturday, June 1st at 2:00p.m. If you and your camper are interested in joining the tour, please complete THIS QUICK ONLINE FORM. Should you have any questions, please email our Program Coordinator, Aimee Gorrow at agorrow@campencourage.org or call 816.830.7171. Upon arrival that day, please park in the gravel lot located on the right side of the road, just past the main office. A staff member will be there to greet and direct you. Once all families have arrived, the tour will commence.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

PREPARATION STORY


 PAY TUITION

Payments can be safely processed online. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Camp Encourage and mail it to Camp Encourage, 4025 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Tuition is due on the following dates unless payment arrangements have been made. NEW IN 2019: Payments will now be processed through our new online registration system, CampBrain. If your family has been awarded a scholarship, that amount will be shown. Click below to log in and process your payment. Should you need helpful visual instructions on how to process an online payment, CLICK HERE.

MARCH SESSION
Tuition Due March 3

JUNE & JULY SESSIONS
Tuition Due May 5

OCTOBER SESSION
Tuition Due October 10

PAY TUITION


COUNTDOWN TO CAMP

Each year we ask campers and volunteers to help us count down the days until summer camp. We LOVE seeing the photos roll in, and get more and more excited to return to camp as the number of days and weeks decreases! Join in the fun by sharing your countdown photos on social media or email them to info@campencourage.org and we’ll share them for you. Be sure to tag them as described below so that we can see your wonderful photos! After each camp session, we’ll do a drawing for some fun Camp Encourage goodies, and in August will draw the name of one lucky individual to receive two tickets to our exciting camp-themed fundraising event, S’Mores & Pours!

Download the COUNTDOWN FORM HERE or create your own then grab your camera and help us count down the days to the Camp Encourage magic! To share on Facebook, simply post on our page. On Instagram and/or Twitter, tag us as @campencourage.


STAY CONNECTED

In addition to watching your email inbox for updates, be sure to check out upcoming CONNECTIONS outings, visit our CAMP STORE, and follow us on social media (all links are at the bottom of this webpage)!