A nostalgic night of classic camp experiences benefiting Camp Encourage (now in the comfort of your home!).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020
Support local, quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region at our annual camp-themed benefit.
THE EVENT IS NOW VIRTUAL
LOCATION: the comfort of your home
We look forward to welcoming you once again to S’Mores & Pours, as we celebrate all that is good about camp and of course, our campers! While we truly wish we could gather in person, we're keeping our treasured "camp family" safe and shifting to a virtual event. Although this year has proven to and continues to be unordinary, the love and encouragement that surrounds our S’Mores and Pours guests each year will absolutely still be felt. We will offer a heartwarming virtual presentation and auction and for those interested, will deliver items to your home so that together, we can toast the sweet support that helps Camp Encourage continue its meaningful mission.
Donate an item to the auction! Examples might include gift cards, sports memorabilia, services, etc. Complete a helpful form or simply purchase an item from our Amazon wish that we've selected to be included (items that we hope to complete packages).
Heartwarming and encouraging program
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
This will be a year you won't want to miss!
JOIN US! SECURE AT-HOME BENEFITS OR ATTEND FOR FREE
Guests can attend for free to view the special programming or can opt to host a small group safely in the comfort of one's home or patio. For those that select the hosting option, benefits will be delivered to your door and include a party in a box (think themed tableware for ten, photo props, and more!), s'mores kits, and/or dinner for ten. Please return in the near future for options and to secure your spot!
2020 EVENT CHAIRS
Justin and Jennie Davis
Justin and Jennie Davis have been married for 14 years and have four unique and talented children, Emma, James, Matthew, and Henry. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center and is now a practicing neurosurgeon at KU. Jennie earned her Masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and hopes to use her degree this school year.
Jennie and Justin’s son James has autism. He was diagnosed at the age of 2 1/2 and since then they have been fully immersed in the autism world. Jennie and Justin are always looking for ways to connect to and contribute to the autism community. They know the struggles of a first time diagnosis and they want to do what they can to help and support others. James is the most hilarious kid and because of him Jennie gathered up the courage to be a comedian for An Evening with the ‘Rents in March 2019 to benefit Camp Encourage. It ended up being a great way to share stories about James and find the humor in what were quite frustrating moments at the time. James also was able to attend Camp Encourage for the first time last summer and he had an amazing time! Both Jennie and Justin are comedians in this year's An Evening with the ‘Rents and are excited to share more stories about James!
The Davises are honored to have been asked by Camp Encourage to be the honorary co-chairs for S’mores and Pours. They are happy to help Camp Encourage continue to provide a place of acceptance and fun for those children on the autism spectrum.
Oliver is 13 years old and is in 8th grade at Cure of Ars Catholic School. He lives happily with his parents and one sibling.
Oliver has attended Camp Encourage for five years. Some of his favorite things about camp are zip-lining, horseback riding, swimming, and tie-dying. He loves being with the other campers and counselors at camp, and enjoys seeing the heartfelt messages on signs as he enters the campgrounds. His favorite color is purple!
BECOME A SPONSOR
Become a sponsor and show your community your support for quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region! Click on a support level below or download our sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event.
Fair market value of individual (purchased) tickets is $55. All tickets and sponsor packages are tax-deductible, minus fair market value of included tickets.