“Get Outside! Because Camp Matters” – an event that YOU can get involved with

Join us and participate in JACF’s exciting new fundraising event…

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

THROUGH APRIL 24

What is all the excitement about?

Envision the fun and joy of getting together with friends, family and co-workers this May and participating in your favorite outdoor summer camp activities to help the John Austin Cheley Foundation advance underserved youth through the summer camp experience.

Enjoying nature is one of the primary outcomes and benefits of the camp experience.  JACF is providing a great reason to immerse yourself in nature and hike, walk, canoe, ride a horse, or mountain bike—really the sky is the limit—by  registering for GET OUTSIDE!  Because Camp Matters” to raise money to fund the cost of Camperships. And, if that weren’t enough, we will provide a one of a kind event t-shirt for everyone to wear proudly on your chosen the day of your activity!


How do I join the fun?

It’s easy; here’s all you need to do:

step 1 button  PLAN Your Activity…invite others to join you, or venture outside on your own – (for a list of activity ideas check out the Activity Tool  Kit section toward the bottom of the page).

step 2 button  REGISTER Your Activity:

1. sign the Waiver Form below

2. click here to complete Registration, donate and receive event t-shirt.

Registration is open from April 1 until April 22 so don’t delay!

step 3 button  INVITE people to sponsor your activity…if you want to maximize the impact of your participation to increase donations and awareness of JACF (check out our Activity Tool Kit below for example invitations).

step 4 button  GET OUTSIDE! enjoy nature, and support a GREAT cause…share photos, videos, and comments to social media or send them to us and we will post the fun.


How can I support this exciting event if I cannot GET OUTSIDE!?

1. Purchase a shirt and/ or donate here.

2. Sponsor an individual or a team by submitting a Pledge Form once the event has been completed.


I love getting out into nature and supporting a wonderful cause, but how about some extrinsic motivation?

Post comments via the comments section on this page or upload your event photos and comments to our event page on Facebook to show us and others what you are doing to GET OUTSIDE!

We have prizes for:

  1. Largest group
  2. Most miles traveled during your activity
  3. Most $$ raised
  4. Most inspiring activity
  5. Most fun activity
  6. Most impressive / fun photo

 Are there any tools to help me get started?

Yes, we have an Activity Tool Kit with ideas for activities, invitations to friends to join your team, a pledge form for friends to sponsor you, and a corporate sponsorship packet to gain support from the business community.


Can anyone help me if I have questions?

Yes, we are happy to help you “Get Outside!” Contact us via email or phone at 1(720) 981-2532 ext 100

Activity Tool Kit

Ideas for Individual / Group Activities

Ideas for GET OUTSIDE! Activities:

  • Take a hike, walk or bike ride with friends and family.
  • Saddle up your horse and hit the trail or outdoor arena.
  • Invite a group of friends and family to clean up trash in a neighborhood park.
  • Climb a mountain.
  • Meet a group of friends and family at the local botanic gardens to view the spring blooms.
  • Get your canoe or kayak out and paddle the lakes and rivers.
  • Plant 100 new bulbs in your garden either yourself or with friends and family.
  • Invite friends and family to join you for a picnic in a local or national park.
  • Take a group of children out to view the stars.
  • Schedule a fishing trip.

Post more ideas for others in the comments section at the bottom of the page, and on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Email / Social Media Invitation to Join My Activity

Email message for copying and pasting into email as invitation to friends, family and co-workers to join your activity (feel free to edit as appropriate):

 

I invite you to GET OUTSIDE! and join me on (Date/Time) to (Description of Event: activity, location, meeting area) to benefit the John Austin Cheley Foundation (JACF).

Not only am I enthusiastic about getting outside, I am passionate about the great work of JACF whose purpose is to advance underserved youth towards a successful future through the transformative power of residential, nature-based summer camp programs. JACF serves approximately 100 youth annually by funding the full cost of tuition, travel and equipment to attend a multi-week, overnight summer camp. JACF’s campers have the wonderful opportunity of spending their summer outdoors, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, biking, riding horses and more, learning critical life-long lessons about friendships, problem-solving, affinity for nature, teamwork, responsibility and independence. JACF’s fundraising event, “GET OUTSIDE! Because Camp Matters” is a call to engage together and participate in activities that nourish us and at the same time make an important difference in the lives of youth who face significant barriers to success.

To learn more, register and join my cause, please go to www.cheleyfoundation.org/fundraising/get-outside between April 1 and April 22. Please also send me an email at (insert preferred email address) to confirm your participation. I will send you the final details of our activity by May 1.

Thank you for your support and let’s all GET Outside! Because Camp Matters!

Email / Social Media Follow Up Reminder to Join My Activity

Email reminder from activity organizer to activity participants to be sent 1 week prior to activity:

Thanks again for joining me on (activity date) to GET OUTSIDE! and supporting the John Austin Cheley Foundation. I wanted to remind you about the details of our activity:

Day/Time: (Insert)

Location to meet: (Insert)

Items to bring: (Insert lunch, equipment, etc.)

And, remember to wear your event t-shirt!

All participants must be registered to participate at www.cheleyfoundation.org/fundraising/get-outside. If you haven’t already done so, please kindly do so today.

Thank you for your support and let’s all GET Outside! Because Camp Matters!

Email / Social Media Request for Pledges

Email message for copying and pasting into email to request pledges from friends, family and co-workers (please feel free to edit as necessary):

I am going to GET OUTSIDE! Because Camp Matters on (Date) and (name of activity) to benefit the John Austin Cheley Foundation. I would love for you to sponsor me as I complete my activity.

Not only am I enthusiastic about getting outside, I am passionate about the great work of JACF whose purpose is to advance underserved youth towards a successful future through the transformative power of residential, nature-based summer camp programs.

JACF serves approximately 100 youth annually by funding the full cost of tuition, travel and equipment to attend a multi-week, overnight summer camp.  JACF’s campers have the wonderful opportunity of spending their summer outdoors hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing, biking, riding horses and more.  They learn critical life-long lessons about friendships, problem-solving, affinity for nature, teamwork, responsibility and independence.  JACF’s fundraising event, “GET OUTSIDE! Because Camp Matters” is a call to engage together and participate in activities that nourish us and at the same time make an important difference in the lives of youth who face significant barriers to success.

Please visit www.cheleyfoundation.org/fundraising/get-outside to learn more about this great event and support me by filling out a pledge form. I will be in touch with you about how many miles/units I have accomplished immediately following my activity so you can complete the Pledge Form. Pledge forms and donations can be returned directly to the John Austin Cheley Foundation.

Thank you for your support and let’s all GET Outside! Because Camp Matters!

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Download a copy of our logo to help promote your activity:


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Corporate Sponsorship Packet

6 Responses to “Get Outside! Because Camp Matters” – an event that YOU can get involved with

  1. Kimm March 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    What a fun idea – and for a GREAT cause. I think I will work on putting a team of friends and their kids together for a group bike ride!

  2. Elizabeth March 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    This is a great idea for JACF! I love the flexibility and the tie to outcomes of the camp experience. I am sending out my invitation to friends and family today.

    • Tim Lucas March 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

      Wonderful Elizabeth. Thank you for supporting us and enjoy your activity – we hope that you get a lot of people to join you.

      P.S – let us know how you like the t-shirts!

  3. Debbie Leibold April 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Just registered and I plan on taking a hike with family and friends over Mother’s Day weekend! Looking forward to it!

    • Tim Lucas April 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      What a great family activity idea Debbie. Send in some photos of your hike if you want and we will add them to the others that we receive

  4. Amy B May 23, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    We took a beautiful hike (the waves were small and the weather rainy, so we didn’t surf, as planned today) this afternoon from our “backyard”! The trailhead is one block from our house, and our go-to for de-stressing and gorgeous vistas of Mount Tam and San Francisco. It is in the Marin Open Space region, and we are so thankful it is here for our use and pleasure.

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