Camper Updates

Our Campership Awardees work hard and play hard at camp developing those critical 21st-century skills that will help to propel them toward a successful future. But it is not just during those precious summer weeks that they strive to better themselves. Check out these camper updates to see what some of our kids are doing during the rest of the year.

Guido D, Miami Beach FL

Guido D from Miami Beach, FL is proud and well he should be.  Following five successful summers filled with personal growth and development as a JACF camper at Colvig Silver Camps, Guido graduated from Miami beach High School this fall and received a full ride to Pomona College, Claremont CA to pursue a double major in Physics and Political Science.

We congratulate Guido and wish him every success at Pomona College.

Izabel A, Chicago IL

Izabel A from Chicago, IL is beaming.  Following a rigorous process of the scholarship application, interviews and visits to various schools, she has accepted admission to Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.

She is on cloud nine anticipating her confirmation followed by her class trip and graduation in the spring. When she returns from Cheley Colorado Camps in July she will participate in the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Funds high school introductory classes for High School borders. Immediately following that she will pack up her belongings and along with her mother taking the six-hour drive to Hudson.

Izabel’s mom reflects, “I’m confident Izabel has made a sound choice for herself and that her next four years will be marked with tremendous memories. I know this wouldn’t have been possible without her stepping outside of her comfort zone and embracing the Cheley experience last year. That set the course for her desire to embark on attending a boarding school and challenging herself academically. This wouldn’t have been possible without your tremendous contributions and desire to see her excel. I can honestly say the Cheley “experience” was the springboard Izabel needed.”

Izabel is looking forward to another wonderful camp experience this year, challenging herself to new heights in all of her activities.

We congratulate Izabel and wish her every success at Western Reserve Academy.

Roger D-J, Dallas TX

Roger is loving his freshman year in high school and he’s accomplishing big things:

·        Academically ranked 3 out of 603 students in his freshman class

·        Awarded “All Naaman Forest” at the Regalia awards night

·        1st Place – Greek HistoryTexas State Junior Classical League

·        National Forensics League – Degree of Merit unnamed (1)

·        Football Leadership Council

·        Principal’s Leadership Council 

·        DECA – top 10 test taker award at the regional level competition

·        Participated in the Ivy League Model UN conference in Philadelphia

·        Football A-team, starting offensive line – left tackle, powerlifting

·        Plays defenseman for the Allen Eagle’s hockey team

But, most importantly, he’s still setting a great example, standing up for the underdog, mentoring younger scouts and volunteering a great deal.

Please know we think about you guys all the time; and, we will be forever grateful for his scholarship! We’re counting down the days until the best part of his year – summer camp!  This experience at Cheley has been a gift that will last his whole life!

(Amy D-J)