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June 2017 Newsletter

posted Jun 14, 2017, 3:03 PM by Rob Dailey
Camp starts...NOW

The first week off camp kicks of June 25. Most camps are getting full, so if you haven’t signed up yet, we recommend taking action! We don’t want anyone to miss out on an awesome year of camp. If you have signed up, look for your Pre-Arrival Packet in the mail (and email) a week or two before your camp starts. It will have everything you need to know for a smooth summer camp experience. For now, you can check to be sure all your registration tasks are completed early by logging into your account here.

B.U.L.L. Session is there for us. Can you help?

Gales Creek Camp is very fortunate to be one of six amazing charities supported by the annual Business, Union, and Labor Leaders fundraising events. Because ALL our campers are subsidized, the funds raised and shared at the BULL Session are critical to making Gales Creek Camp possible.

Held September 11th and 12th this year, the BULL Session includes an elegant dinner and auction at the Oregon Convention Center, followed the next day by a spectacular golf tournament at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.

At Gales Creek Camp, we can help in several ways. First, we need great items for the auction. We’re looking for fun items and experiences you can’t just go out and easily purchase. Trips, stays, sporting event tickets, insider tours or tastings, and special experiences are big sellers at the auction. We’re also looking for great items valued at $300 or more to make the bidding electric.

If you have a connection into anything that might be appealing to bidders who want to support Gales Creek Camp and other children’s charities, please let us know!

Second, if you’re interested in bidding yourself, or your company wants to be a part of a powerful charity event, check out the tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for Parent Panelists

We’re looking for alumni parents to participate in a panel on Friday, June 23, as part of our current camp staff training week. The panel is designed to give our staff a sharper understanding of the power of camp to change kids and improve family health. If you have a point of view to share that will help inspire our camp counselors, nurses, and nutrition staff, please let us know. The panel will be held AT CAMP Friday morning and will be no longer than one hour. The panel is limited in size, so please contact Rob Dailey if you’d like to be a part of it.

Meet Our New Operations Manager

There is a new face at the Gales Creek Camp administration office. Our new Operations Manager is Ashley McAllister.

Ashley is excited to be at Gales Creek Camp. She is a type 1 diabetic with a background in nonprofit program administration and education. Ashley didn't know any other type 1 kids growing up, so she's especially passionate about helping to give type 1 kids an opportunity to just be kids together at Gales Creek Camp every summer. When she's not working in the Gales Creek Camp office, you can find Ashley on walks with her dog, hiking in the beautiful Columbia Gorge, or growing roses in her garden.