SUMMER CAMP RESULTS 2017

Once again it was an amazing summer with our summer camp program.  We supported 75 students (from 49 different families) at 37 different area camps!  Lots of soccer, basketball, swimming, cooking, and drawing was enjoyed this summer.  We paid over $13,600 to support 62 of the kids, and 13 received scholarships to some camps.   

We send a special thanks to the following camps for offering great scholarships, valuing over $3300:
Sky High Basketball
TEYSA
Center on Central
Tredyffrin Township
Future Stars
Home Cooked (discount)

Thanks again to the Tyler Hedges grant for helping with $4450 towards the funding of this program, the Beaumont Elementary PTO for hosting a fund raiser covering $1350 of the cost, and to a $250 donation from the Paoli Village Shoppes.  We have always VERY MUCH appreciated all this support.  And a HUGE thanks to Charu Gandhi, Allyson Hotz, Kristen Becket, Story Picard, and Mary Saylor for all their efforts coordinating the camp payments and scholarships with the families.  What a great crew!  And last but never least – thanks to Cindy Gilroy for organizing the drivers for the few kids that needed this assistance – and to Stacy Stone, Toni Linder, Bill Bellew, and John Novak for their willingness to drive!  Giving up days to offer this support is the most amazing donation of all!


SUMMER CAMP RESULTS 2016

It was an amazing summer with our summer camp program.  We supported 94 students (from 54 different families) at 42 different area camps!  Lots of soccer, basketball, swimming, cooking, and drawing was enjoyed this summer.  We paid over $17,600 to support 84 of the kids, and 14 received scholarships to some camps.  The value of those scholarships was over $3400!   

We thank the following camps for helping with their fantastic willingness to offer scholarships:
Sky High Basketball
TEYSA
Center on Central
Tredyffrin Township
Future Stars
Pro Martial Arts
Home Cooked (discount)

Thanks again to the Tyler Hedges grant for helping with $2720 towards the funding of this program.  We have always VERY MUCH appreciated this support.  And a HUGE thanks to Charu Gandhi, Allyson Hotz, Kristen Becket, Story Picard, and Jennie Boschi for all their efforts coordinating the camp payments and scholarships with the families.  What a great crew!  And last but never least – thanks to Cindy Gilroy for organizing the drivers for the few kids that needed this assistance – and to Stacy Stone, Toni Linder, and Fred Stevens for their willingness to drive!  Giving up days to offer this support is the most amazing donation of all!


Summer Camps 2015 – Another year with lots of fun

Once again we had a record number of kids participate in camps this year, thanks to T&E Care support.  Ninty-four kids went to summer camp thanks to your donations, the special funding from the McNichols family and the Tyler Hedges 5K held in the fall of 2014, and those camps that offered scholarships.  The value of these scholarships is around $3000!  Combined with almost $17,000 in T&E Care funds – that’s a lot of camp tuition!  Special thanks to Allyson Hotz, Story Picard, Charu Gandhi, and Kristin Becket for organizing all the camp payments, and to Cindy Gilroy for once again arranging the drivers for the kids needing that help.  Hats off especially to those drivers – Lisa McNichol, Toni Linder, and Fred Stevens.
The camps that offered scholarships and were used were:
TEYSA
Sky High Basketball Camp
Tredyffrin Township Camps
The Center on Central
Home Cooked
Future Stars
Great Valley Nature Center
Herb McGee Basketball

Summer Camps 2014 – Lots of fun for everyone!

Special thanks once again to the local camps that donated scholarships for this year’s campers!  We had a record number of kids participate this year – Eighty-one kids went to summer camp thanks to your donations, the special funding from the Tyler Hedges 5K held in the fall of 2013, and those camps that offered scholarships.  The value of these scholarships is over $3300!  Combined with over $14,300 in T&E Care funds – that’s a lot of camp tuition!  Special thanks to Allyson Hotz, Charu Gandhi, and Kristin Becket for organizing all the camp payments, and to Cindy Gilroy for once again arranging the drivers for the kids needing that help.  Hats off especially to those drivers – Lori Whiteman, Toni Linder, Barb Zonino, and Bill Bellew.

The camps that offered scholarships and were used were:
TEYSA
Sky High Basketball Camp
Tredyffrin Township Camps
David Broida Tennis Camps
The Center on Central
Home Cooked

Some of the families have sent in emails of thanks – and we post them on our Words of Care page.  A couple of those notes included:

Thank you very much (and the TE Cares program) for making camp possible for my daughters. They really enjoyed their camp experience, got to spend time with friends and got out of the house and into the sun! They were showing off some new skills to me that they learned in soccer and field hockey. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you very much!

Dear Friends and Staff at T/E Care, We wanted to thank you for providing scholarships to our family again this summer.  My kids attended the “Adrenaline Junkies” camp at the Great Valley Nature Center.  They did things such as whitewater rafting and paintball as well as rock climbing and mountain biking, some of which they have never gotten to do before!  They had an amazing experience and we are so thankful!  The stuff you do changes lives…


Summer Camps 2013 – Another Great Year

Many thanks again to the local camps that donated scholarships for this year’s campers!  Fifty-eight kids went to summer camp thanks to your donations, the special funding from the Tyler Hedges 5K held in the fall of 2012, and those camps that offered scholarships.  The value of these scholarships is over $4,500!  Combined with almost $7,000 in T&E Care funds – that’s a lot of camp tuition!  Special thanks to Kristin Becket and Charu Gandhi for organizing all the camp payments, and to Cindy Gilroy for arranging the drivers for the kids needing that help.  Hats off especially to those drivers – Pat Clark, Lori Whiteman, Toni Linder, Barb Zonino, Anne Miller, and Fred Stevens.

The camps that we need to thank are:
The Kitchen Workshop
Club La Maison
TEYSA

Sky High Basketball Camp
Herb Magee Basketball Camp
Tredyffrin Township Camps
David Broida Tennis Camps
The Center on Central
Dewey Burke Sky High Basketball Camp
1st and Goal Football Camp

Special notes of thanks have been received including:

  • September, 2013 – from a mom whose kids were supported through our camp assistance program:  The Girl Scout camp for my 11year old went great. She loved being with the horses and getting a riding lesson everyday, and this, by far, was her favorite camp ever. The Eastown township camp was good,too, and perfect for a half day camp. My younger daughter did a dance camp at the YMCA and that also went very well. She enjoyed the dancing and going swimming and meeting other little girls her age.  Thanks again for what T&E Care helps with, it was a very fun summer!
  • September 2013 – from a mom whose son went to summer camp with our support:  My son went to the Ultimate Frisbee camp held by the township & was very happy with the caliber of the teacher/counselor.  Despite the 90+ degree heat all that week, he went everyday with no complaints & is still so excited that he is joining the Ultimate Frisbee club at Conestoga.  Thank you again for making opportunities available for our kids.
  • September 2013 – from a mom whose 2 boys went to summer camp: My two boys attended Sky High Basketball camp and they had a Wonderful time!! Hats off to the Awesome staff!! Thanks T&E Cares for arranging the scholarships for us!
  • August 2013 – from a grandma whose granddaughter went to camp:  Club La Maison was a terrific camp – my granddaughter truly enjoyed herself.  I often asked her questions and she had nothing bad to say at all, she looked forward to going the next day.  
  • Aug 2013 – from a mom whose 2 kids went to camp (and got rides from volunteers):  Thank you so much for the opportunity to send my kids to summer camp. It really mean al lot to us that all pitched in so that my kids have wonderful time.  Thanks a bunch to all the volunteers who offer their time to transport our kids to the camp each day. We are so blessed and thankful to have you all as family and friends in our life .
  • August 2013 – from a mom whose kids received tution support for summer camp:  My daughter went to the Tredyffrin township park camp and she loved it. She is 4 and this was her first camp experience. She enjoyed the activities and the staff were great. It helped prepare her for preschool. Her first day at preschool she saw one of her counselors who works at her school. So it was a very good camp experience.  My youngest son went to a week long soccer camp. It was his first time at the sport and he enjoyed it and wanted to play this fall. So it started him on a new sport that he may have never tried.  Thanks TECAres for the opportunities.

Summer Camps 2012 – What Fun!

Once again we can’t say thanks enough to the local camps that offer scholarships for our camp assistance program.  With a budget of $6000 – these scholarships really help us stretch out our donation dollars so more kids are reached!

The Kitchen Workshop
TEYSA
Sky High Basketball Camp
Herb Magee Basketball Camp
Tredyffrin Township Camps
The Center on Central
Dewey Burke Sky High Basketball Camp
1st and Goal Football Camp

Here are some of the notes we received from families who received this help.  It’s clear that these experiences do make a difference!

  • My kids did really enjoy the soccer camp.  Both went for a week.  My son enjoy every minute of his camp very happy.  My daughter was so excited to go every day. To be honest the help and the soccer camp was above my expectations, specially with the lady she took them every day and bring them from the camp. I WISH I DID THANK HER ENOUGH.  THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUR KIDS.
  • We were blessed to have te cares help our girls with summer camp.  Two of them did tennis spring camp at the library for 8 lessons. they have never had tennis instruction and this was a great intro to tnnis and the coaches were enthusiastic and encouraging! our other daughter did field hockey for a week in wilson park she loved it and the coaches were helpful and lots of fun. she also attended basketball for a week at teegarten super fun and also a good intro to the sport. we cant thank you enough for this chance to keep them active and learn a new sport this summer.
  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, The kids LOVED the summer camps. My son went to the baseball camp and absolutely loved it and everyone was so nice. He has said he would love to go next year. My daughters also loved the field hockey camp and the coaches were very nice. They would like to do it again too.
  • I really appreciate everything u have done for us throughout this difficult time. I still am not working but I am sending out my resume every week and am filling out aps.  I just dont want my kids to suffer for my mistakes. Well, again thank you very much for the kids going to summer camp and for everything u do.
  • My son attended one week of basket ball camp this summer. He had a great time.  He wished it was longer.  He is really looking forward to going again next summer. I want to take this opportunity to thank your group for all the assistance you give to my children and would like you to know that we appreciate it very much.  I also want to thank you for assisting my son even after we missed the deadline.  I want to apologize for missing the deadline.  It is overwhelming for me as a single immigrant parent and a lot of times I forget things due to long hours at work and being father and mother at the same time.  But with groups like yours, you make my son feel like he is not missing out on what other kids his age are doing. From the bottom of my heart thank you very much.

Summer Camp Program 2011 – another great success!

Over 40 children were offered the chance to go to camp for a week or more thanks to the generosity of the community fund raising efforts, and the scholarships offered by some very special local camps.  These camps include:

Picket Post Tennis Camp
The Kitchen Workshop
TEYSA
Sky High Basketball Camp
Herb Magee Basketball Camp
Tredyffrin Township Camps

At the conclusion of the season we receive notes from many of the families.  One sample thank you note from a mom read:
I went to the store and i did got the racquet tennis for my son.  AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR AWESOME HELP AND THANK THE STORE HELP BY PROVIDING  THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR SON TO PLAY TENNIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.  Also the young man from the store he did such a great job by taking all the time to look for the right racquet for exact inches for a boy my son’s age. And then my son got to play in the tennis camp.  It was just right for him.  Thank you so much, we really appreciate all the effort and your time you provide for our kids.THESE  ACTS will be unforgettable.


Summer Camp program 2010 – what a huge success!

Although a few camps are still going on – the bulk of the summer camp season is over. We are excited to report that over 35 local kids were able to attend at least one week of camp (some up to 5 weeks) – many thanks to the generosity of the T&E Care community and some local camp directors.  We got scholarships for camps from many of the popular camps around the area including those listed below.  Many thanks to all those community members who drove kids to/from camp as well.  It’s not always about the money – sometimes the kids just couldn’t get to the camp!  It was a great team effort for sure!
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Sky High Basketball Camp
Herb Magee Basketball Camp
The Kitchen Workshop Cooking Camp
Picket Post Tennis Camp
TEYSA Soccer Camp
The Center on Central Art Camp
Tredyffrin Township Day and Basketball Camps
United Methodist Church of Paoli – Innabah Program Center

Many parents sent in thanks notes after the camps had finished. Below are 3 of those notes.  You can tell the impact the camps had on these kids:

If our finances are this bad again next year, I would definitely love to have this program available to us again.  It was great to have the kids do something over the summer and not have to worry about the cost and have them enjoying themselves and seeing smiles on their faces!  It’s hard enough to decide whether or not to pay this bill or buy milk, so this program was definitely a God Send to us and my boys had a great time and I loved watching them and seeing them happy!!  It was worth a few minutes of not worrying about money (for me)!!  I can’t thank you enough for this program.

This is a wonderful program that TE cares has available to the community.  It gives our children an opportunity to have some activities that they otherwise would not be able to attend.  I would just like to thank everyone that was involved in putting the program together and helping with the transportation needs.  Thank you TE Cares.

If it was not for T.E Cares my son would never of had this wonderful experience.  He didn’t even mind getting up early ever day. In fact he jumped out if bed.  I definitely think this is something that T.E. Cares should be proud to sponsor!  Thank you all for this great opportunity for my son. I know this was a great esteem building summer for him an he made many new friends.

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