Wholehearted thanks to our 2017 sponsors and supporters!

The success of Camp Encourage depends — in large part — on the active support and participation of the community. Without the support of our donors, Camp Encourage would not be available to many of our families — especially to those facing financial hardships. Thank you for believing that EVERY child deserves a chance to attend a quality summer overnight camp! Every dollar donated significantly impacts the lives of those we serve.

Sponsors and Supporters

(Donors over $250 for the period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017)

21 Museum Hotel Oklahoma City

A Real Home Away From Home

Brad and Anitra Addis

Alma E. Morelock Trust

Tracy Anderson

Paul and Sonya Andrews

B Bop Comics

Brett and Wendy Becker

Donna Bennett

Beth Spiva Timmons Foundation

Jeff Blackwood

Bob Sight Ford

Kristi Bond

Henry and Stephanie Bond

Teresa Boos

Elizabeth Boresow

Trisha Brauer

Graham and Staci Brown

Chris Busenhart

Mike Byars

Jimmy and Amy Cain

Camps For Kids

Crane Brewing Co.

Robert and Elise Chapline


Darrell and Kristie Condon

Annette Cundith

Deco Catering

Rick and Lisa Earles

Jeana Eaves

Eden Alley

Jeffrey and Amy Ellington

Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation

Express Appraisals, LLC

Thomas Fallon

Family Tree Nursery

Mike and Susan Feuerborn

Matthew and Judith Flynn

Halley French


Lisa Gioia

Aimee Gorrow

Great Plains Laboratory

Shawn and Leigh Gruber

Tonya Guinn

Sarah Guthrie

Wendy Ham

Graison Harms

Heart of America Tractor Club

Dr. Heidi Harmon and H2O Orthodontics

Kay Hendricks

Lisa Henoch

Trueman and Alberta Hight

John and Maida Hulston

Hulston Family Foundation

JB and Anne Hodgdon Charitable Foundation

J. Reiger

Dan and Angela Janssen

John and Maribeth Joyce

Carri Kassick, LLC

David and Amy Kempfe

Robert Kerschen


Knights of Columbus

Jim and Teri Koger

Kyle's Gift

The LAB Beverage Life

Law Offices of John D. Tongier, LLC

Paulette Lee

Ryan and Kelly Lee

Thomas and Anita Linsin

The Living Room

Marriott Kansas City Overland Park Hotel

Karl and Erika Martens

Jason and Kristin McElwee

Mike and Julie McGinley

Joe Harmon and Cherie Meyer

Missouri Health Professionals Consortium OTA Students

New Balloon Therapy Services

Brian and Ellen Nies

Aaron and Sarah North

James North

North Kansas City Beverage Co

Drs Orth and Rosemergey

Arnie Otten

Kaye Otten

Pathfinder Health Innovations

Paunya, Inc.

Rimann Liquor

Larry and Yumiko Robinson

Royals Charities

Wendy Shaull

Justin and Meg Shaw

David and Karla Shepard

Zachary and Ashley Sight

Southwest Airlines

Spectrum Health Foundation

Standford and Feuerborn Appraisals

St. Teresa's Academy Students

Kelsey Stegner

Summit Behavioral Services

Summit Litho Incorporated

Swoon Cookie Crafters

Taking Bids Benefits Auction

Ron and Joyce Tebbenkamp

Ryan and Alicia Tebbenkamp

Chandler Thayer

Joi Tillman

John and Lisa Tongier

VML Foundation

Waldo Pizza

Walt Disney World Co.

Walters and Mason Retail

Bradley and Shannon Warden

Bill Waters

Leo and Pauline Watson

Randy and April Weber

Kendall and Starla West

Cynthia Wiles

Nancy Wilson

Tyler Wirken

Wirken Photography

Woodside Health and Tennis Club

Brian Henke and Gabe York


With every gift, you have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of youth with autism spectrum disorder in our region. Thank you for helping us continue to provide this important service!  


Each year, volunteers generously give an estimated 20,000 hours to Camp Encourage. Without these volunteers and their gifts of time and talent, Camp Encourage would not be able to offer our campers the quality experience they deserve. Consider joining the volunteer efforts of Camp Encourage. Many roles are available year round as well as during each camp session.


The success of Camp Encourage depends on the active support and participation of the community. As a Sponsor, you will give youth with autism in Kansas and Missouri the opportunity to attend a quality, overnight camp tailored specifically to their needs. We proudly offer sponsorship opportunities for our annual events, S’Mores & Pours and Evening With the ‘Rents, in addition to customizable sponsorship packages based on individual preferences.