The Colorado Lions Camp is celebrating 50 years of service to the special needs community. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support our adaptive camping programs for individuals with disabilities age 8 to senior adult.
In honor of this momentous celebration, the Colorado Lions Camp is launching its “50,000 for 50 Years Giving Tree Challenge”. Our goal is to raise $50,000 through contributions from our Lions Clubs, camp families and friends who support our inclusive camping programs throughout the year. This event will launch on November 15, 2019 and run through March 15, 2020. Donations can be made from the on-line event link OR sent directly to our camp office.
The Colorado Lions Camp began its journey in 1968, when a vote was passed at the Lions State Convention to purchase 40 acres to build a camp for individuals who were blind and/or visually impaired. Upon purchase of the property, the work quickly began to bring the vision into a reality. The majority of the work that went into the project was lead and completed by numerous Colorado Lions members and volunteers. Through their focus, hardwork and love for those in need, the Colorado Lions Camp welcomed its first group of campers in the summer of 1969. Over the past 50 years, the program has evolved to include services for individuals of ALL abilities to enjoy. Today, the program is thriving, as we continue to provide life changing experiences to close to 400 campers each year who attend our summer and weekend respite programs. None of this would be possible without the ongoing commitment, generosity and support from our Lions members, donors, campers, staff, Board of Trustees and volunteers who continue to be involved year after year!
The Colorado Lions Camp continues to be a vital local and state resource for the special needs community. Our adaptive camping programs have provided thousands of life-changing experiences to our campers with disabilities age 8 to senior adult, while providing much needed respite services to their caregivers. Camp greatly impacts our participant’s emotional, physical and social well-being, as we focus to challenge their abilities and embrace their individual differences.
The Colorado Lions Camp provides a supportive environment where campers are celebrated for their differences and varying ability levels. Our campers are individuals age 8 to senior adult who have the following: Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Delays, Intellectual Challenges, Blind or Visual Impairments, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Physical Disabilities and Mental Disorders.
When you contribute at the Giving Tree Challenge Level, you (or your Lions Club) will receive a personalized leaf that will be placed on our “50 Giving Tree” located on the wall of the main lodge where it will remain for eternity. Most importantly, you will be investing in the lives of our special needs communities and their families. Your gift will go directly to support our program and equipment needs to better serve our campers who have varying disabilities. We will contact you directly for details on your customized engraving.
As a thank you for your generosity, the Colorado Lions Camp will be hosting a celebratory luncheon on Saturday, May 2, 2020 to unveil the completed “Giving Tree” and to recognize all of our wonderful contributors and Lions Clubs. This event coincides with our Annual Work Day at camp. Your support for our powerful mission is what makes this all possible for the incredible campers and families we serve.
Thank you for your support as we drive towards
our campaign goal! Together, anything is possible!
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