Author Archive | Cheley Foundation

If You Go – You WILL Grow!

Central to our belief about summer camp is that if you go – you WILL grow! And what’s more, we believe the MORE you go – the MORE you will grow. One of the more unique aspects of the John Austin Cheley Foundation’s Campership Program is that it provides funding to a camper for ‘their […]

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The ‘A to Z’ of Why I Send My Child To Camp

Millions of children attend thousands of overnight camps throughout the United States each summer.  If this was ever your experience, or is one that you lovingly provided to your children or grandchildren, then you know in your heart that camp is good, GREAT even. But is it ESSENTIAL? Believing it to be a critical component […]

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What Camp Means To Me – Elle’s Story

In 2018 the Foundation funded 104 month-long high-quality summer camp experiences for kids whose families cannot afford such an impactful opportunity. These kids each have a story to tell. A life-shaping story about personal growth, achievement, and new opportunity. The John Austin Cheley Foundation is changing kids' lives through transformative summer camp experiences. Here is Elle's story.
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What Camp Means To Me – Joshua’s Story

In 2018 the Foundation funded 104 month-long high-quality summer camp experiences for kids whose families cannot afford such an impactful opportunity. These kids each have a story to tell. A life-shaping story about personal growth, achievement, and new opportunity. The John Austin Cheley Foundation is changing kids’ lives through transformative summer camp experiences. Here is Joshua’s story. […]

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How Campers Become Leaders

Camp gives kids the chance to immerse themselves in nature and get away from the technology that often occupies them. The benefits are numerous, including personal growth, teamwork, physical exercise, and, of course, friendship. However, there is one tremendous benefit that is often overlooked – Leadership Development. “Leaders are likely to have had developmental experiences [...]
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Wishing Everyone A Happy Thankgiving!

Our campers are giving thanks for the gift of camp, reflecting upon the generosity of our donors and the impact that camp had upon them this past summer. 1st Summer Camper, Ollie shares his message of thanks. https://www.cheleyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Camper-Oliver-M-Thanksgiving-2018-Message.mp4   Phyllis from Denver, CO wishes everyone connected with JACF a Happy Thanksgiving! https://www.cheleyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Camper-Phyllis-B-Thanksgiving-2018-Message.mp4 We are so [...]
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