Archive | Impact

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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JACF ‘to the nines’

Summer 2018 was a landmark year for JACF as it funded 104 young people to attend our NINE associate camps. In this post, we are introduced to NINE of these incredible young people and learn a little about how their time at camp is helping to shape them 'to the nines'. We are incredibly proud [...]
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Gathering Evidence for the Impact of Camp

We are convinced that kids need camp: Today, like never before, teens and pre-teens are under tremendous pressure. Self-doubt, peer pressure, and a host of other harmful influences nag at kids every day.  Even kids who enjoy a strong support structure face hurdles. Camp provides opportunities for children and young adults to pull away and catch their breath – catch a vision [...]
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A Letter From A Grateful Mother

To The John Austin Cheley Foundation, I am writing this letter on behalf of my 17-year-old son Devin M, whom received a scholarship from the Cheley Foundation, to attend the Sanborn Camp in Colorado for the Summers of 2015 and 2016. I can honestly state that my son’s acceptance and the scholarship program has changed my […]

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5 Reasons Why Every Child Should Go To Summer Camp: #3 – Take Safe Risks and Create Challenge

Teens thrive on risk. Thanks to recent findings* about the unique attributes of the teen brain, we now understand the reason for the “mortality bump” for 17-year-old boys. They do stupid, daring things not because they aren’t aware of the dangers, but because—to them—the reward of leaping from a rocky cliff or speeding along a […]

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The Power of the Camp Experience

We are convinced that kids need camp. Today, like never before, teens and pre-teens are under tremendous pressure. Self-doubt, peer pressure, and a host of other harmful influences nag at kids every day.  Even kids who enjoy a strong support structure face hurdles. Camp provides opportunities for children and young adults to pull away and catch their breath – catch a […]

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