Wholehearted thanks to our 2016 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, 2016 and December 31, 2016)

John and April Adicks

Airstream Lounge KC

Alan Henderson Memorial

Alpacas for Autism

An Evening with the 'Rents

Aquinas Home Health

Assurant Foundation

Bass Pro Shops

Bell Prairie Elementary

Dr. Brendon and Merritt Benz

Russell and Katie Bloodworth

Henry and Stephanie Bond

Loren and Teresa Boos

Elizabeth Boresow

Graham and Staci Brown

April Bryan

Bur Oak Brewery

Burgundy Circus Hardgoods

Camps For Kids

Capitol Federal

Centerfire Shooting Sports

Robert and Elise Chapline

Chop Chop BBQ

Darrell and Kristie Condon

Door to Door Organics

Eden Alley

Jeffrey and Amy Ellington

Gregg and Sarah Enger

Express Appraisals, LLC

Hailey French

John and Erica Gascon

GE Foundation

Lisa Gioia

Aimee Gorrow


Great Plains Laboratory

Sean and Leigh Gruber

Kim and Jamie Hamm

Heart of America Tractor Club

Highpointe Financial

Trueman and Alberta Hight

Tim and Jenny Hines

Hines Family Real Estate

Danny and Julie Holland

JB and Anne Hodgdon Charitable Foundation

John and Maida Hulston

Angela and Dan Janssen

John and Maribeth Joyce

David and Amy Kempfe

Jeremiah and Jessica Kidwell

Kinections: Occupational Therapy for Children

Teri and Jim Kroger

The LAB Beverage Life

Tom and Janet Latendresse

Paulette Lee

Ryan and Kelly Lee

Valerie Linenberger

Little Freshie

The Living Room

Jennifer McGreal

Joe Harmon and Cherie Meyer

Missouri Health Professionals Consortium OTA Students

National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at Missouri State University

Jeff and Sarah Nessel

New Balloon Therapy Services

Brian and Ellen Nies

Aaron and Sarah North

North Kansas City Beverage Co

Drs Orth and Rosemergey

Parsimony Behavior Solutions, LLC

Pathfinder Health Innovations


Kassie Popper

Michael and Jess Robinette

Royals Charities

Corey Scholes

Dan and Kacy Seitz

Wendy Shaull

Zachary and Ashley Sight


Daniel and Katie Stangler

Kelsey Stegner

Garett and Courtney Sullivan

Summit Behavioral

Swoon Cookie Crafters

Ron and Joyce Tebbenkamp

Ryan and Alicia Tebbenkamp

Tikitum Sensory Science Lab

John and Lisa Tongier

Elizabeth Turnage

Lance and Amy Turpin

The Upper Crust Bakery

Waldo Pizza

Bradley and Shannon Warden

Bill Waters

Leo and Pauline Watson

Josh and Katy Weber

Randy Weber

Welch and Associates

Ethan and Heidi Whitehill

Wicket & Peg

Craig and Alissa Workman

Richard and Deanna Young


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.