Time to get your ticket!

S’mores and Pours, the very popular annual fundraiser for Camp Encourage, will be in full swing on Oct. 19th at the Foundation Event Space. This is no ordinary fundraiser- this is an experience of a lifetime, a chance to immerse yourself in a camp-like setting and feel the joy that Camp Encourage brings to it’s campers.

Funds raised at the event allow Camp Encourage to continue the four overnight camps the organization brings to individuals with autism. There is no other offering of this nature in KC. The organization has found that it has been very valuable to see the campers more than once in the summer. New campers are provided with a shorter, first time experience, and additional mini camps in March and October are allowing deeper connections and growth within each camper. This year, one of the Event Co-Chair is Caleb, a long time camper of Camp Encourage. He expressed his gratitude for the camp:

There are so many reasons Camp Encourage means so much to me. Here are my top ten!

I am with people that care for/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 as 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.”

So put your flannel and camp gear on for a night of pure magic- a fantastic camp-themed meal, generous pours #local craft beers, and a delicious s’more-inspired dessert! A silent auction will include many local favorites and all proceeds will help Camp Encourage grow in 2019. In fact, they be announcing just how Camp Encourage will be expanding at the event—thus guests present will be the first to hear the exciting details! Get your tickets today! This event will sell out! For more information and purchase tickets, visit https://campencourage.org/smoresandpours/

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