A nostalgic night of classic camp experiences and the best local brews benefiting Camp Encourage.
OCTOBER 19, 6 - 10PM
Ticket Sales begin September 1st.
Become a sponsor and show the community your support for quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region.
1221 Union Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64101
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, camp activities, and a wonderful array of auction items. We will come together for a fantastic camp style meal followed by a special announcement and first-ever viewed footage from camp. 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.
This year, Camp Encourage is honored to have three Event Chairs!
Stephanie and Henry Bond
Stephanie and Henry Bond have been married 27 years and have two adult children, Julia "Avery" and Daniel; as well as a sheltie collie, Coto. They moved to Kansas City from Atlanta (by way of Cleveland) in 2013 when Henry assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for Lockton, Inc., a global insurance brokerage. Stephanie has a background in strategic management consulting and currently serves both nonprofits and small- to mid-sized businesses; advising them on strategy development, operational effectiveness, organizational design, and marketing. Stephanie was introduced to Camp Encourage shortly after the Bonds moved to Kansas City; she was immediately drawn to Kelly's unfailing enthusiasm and the organization's commitment to encouraging self-esteem and independence in youths with autism. Julia "Avery" was also intrigued; as an individual on the autism spectrum, she was impressed by Camp Encourage's mission and programming. Stephanie and Henry would love to see Camp Encourage grow its reach in our community by expanding programming to create more year-round connection opportunities, and serving as a model for the highest quality evidence-based camp programming for our youth.
Caleb Clark is a Camp Encourage alum, having attended camp for several overnight sessions. There are so many reasons Camp Encourage means so much him. Here are his top ten!
- I am with people that care about me.
- I get to meet new people and make new friends every time.
- I get to socialize plus learn new things.
- I always have a wonderful time at camp and I look forward to it all year--it's my most fun time of the year.
- I always get to meet a close friend that likes the same activities I do.
- I come in with a smile and I walk out with a smile (my favorite).
- Sometimes I get to meet a friend that I haven't seen since elementary school.
- I think Camp Encourage is one of the most underrated things!!!
- Camp Encourage is like my second family.
- I think some of the best food I ever had comes from Camp Encourage.
YOU ARE A PART
OF THE MAGIC
Help us create a night to remember by donating an auction item, joining committee efforts, or volunteering at the event.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Become a sponsor and show your community your support for quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region!
Providing a quality overnight camp experience to this unique population is costly, and the success of Camp Encourage depends in large part on the active participation of our generous community partners. You have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of youth with autism spectrum disorder in our region through an event sponsorship. Click on a support level below or download our sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event! To create a custom sponsorship package, please contact us.
READY TO FILL A TABLE?
Perhaps you simply want to make sure your friends, colleagues, and/or family are beside you that night and don't need sponsor benefits? If so, select your table below and brace yourself for an enjoyable evening side by side. Individual ticket sales will begin September 1st.
BEVERAGE & VENDOR SPONSORS
DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY
Fair market value of individual tickets is $40. All tickets and sponsor packages are tax-deductible, minus fair market value of included tickets.