A nostalgic night of classic camp experiences and the best local brews benefiting Camp Encourage.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

6:00 to 10:00pm

Support local, quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region at our annual camp-themed benefit.

The Lodge at Ironwoods

14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224

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! We plan to welcome you to “camp” with cocktails, local brews, a cozy campfire, music, and a wonderful array of auction items. We will come together for a fantastic camp-style meal followed by a heartwarming presentation. A live auction and s'mores- inspired dessert will cap off the night as we toast the sweet support that helps Camp Encourage continue its mission.

FEATURING

Camp themed cocktail hour and activities

Open bar and local, in-season dinner capped off by s’mores, of course!

Thoughtfully curated auction and raffle items

Live local music

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

Secure tickets for an entire table or purchase individual tickets by choosing one of the options below (and don't delay — we anticipate selling out!).

SECURE A TABLE

Want to make sure your friends, colleagues, and/or family are beside you? If so, reserve a full table and brace yourself for an enjoyable evening side-by-side. Sales will launch soon!

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Individual ticket sales will begin September 1st.

 

CAMP COUNSELOR

$65

SCOUT CAMPER

$75

HAPPY CAMPER

$125

PUP TENT

$750

GLAMP SITE

$1250

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 Busenhart

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 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.

CAMPFIRE LEADER

$500

ADVENTURER SPONSOR

$1000

WILDERNESS EXPERT

$2500

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$5000

2020 EVENT SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS

DESIGN, VIDEOGRAPHY, + PHOTOGRAPHY

Fair market value of individual tickets is $40. All tickets and sponsor packages are tax-deductible, minus fair market value of included tickets.