Support Adam’s Camp Colorado
With your partnership, Adam’s Camp can continue to ensure that every family is able to access our services, regardless of their financial or insurance status. Each year, Adam’s Camp Colorado:
subsidizes nearly 50% of all program costs, reducing fees for families
Provides over $60,000 annually in scholarships to camp families
Relies on nearly 20,000 volunteer hours in support for our programs, saving $200,000+
Show your support for the abilities of individuals with special needs and their families through a financial contribution and/or by sponsoring and attending our special events.
Ways to Donate to Adam’s Camp Colorado
Adam’s Camp has been serving children and families since 1986, has received an average of 5 out of 5 stars in reviews on Guidestar and has received the Guidestar Exchange “Partners in Trust” designation for financial transparency. Adam’s Camp is a 501(c)(3) organization, and so your contributions are tax deductible.
Call us at 303-563-8290, or send a check by mail to:
Adam’s Camp Colorado
6767 South Spruce St., Ste. 102
Centennial, CO 80112
Know that your support will be used where most needed.
Make it possible for children with special needs and their families to attend camp
- $2,500 helps send a family to camp
- $800 helps send an adventure camper to camp
- donate to the scholarship fund in any amount
Designate Adam’s Camp as the recipient of your gifts using the United Way online form. Enter our official name, “Colorado Institute of Developmental Pediatrics, Inc.” and search under the national 501(c)3 database. Does your employer offer to match your gifts? We can provide receipts or assist with completing any required documents.
Make a special gift to Adam’s Camp with your year end giving.
Make a gift to Adam’s Camp in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone to let them know how special they are to you.
Ensure that children with special needs and their families can attend Adam’s Camp for years to come by contributing to our endowment.
Remember Adam’s Camp in your will or estate trust. Contact us at 303-563-8290 for more information about how to arrange for Planned Giving, which is an easy and generous way to help our children.
Get a Kroger gift card from Adam’s Camp, then re-load it to purchase your groceries and gas from Kroger stores (King Soopers, City Market, Ralph’s and more) and 5% comes straight to Adam’s Camp! No cost to you! Call 303-563-8290 to get started.
Adam’s Camp lost a champion and friend in July, 2016. Veronica, shown here at Adam’s Camp with husband Jim and children, Ian and Isabella, was a pillar for her family, her community and for Adam’s Camp. Our days are a little darker because she is gone, but those of us who knew “V” are grateful for the time we had with her, however brief, and for how she enriched our days and made the world a better place.
With her brilliant smile and twinkling blue eyes, Meredith’s joyful spirit shined through. She shared her sense of humor, curiosity and enjoyment of music with fellow campers before her sudden passing in 2015. We are pleased to honor and remember Meredith with this scholarship fund.
Sean Dwyer attended Adam’s Camp with his family for many years. He became well known to the Adam’s Camp family, and his father served on the Board of Directors. It seemed natural to honor Sean and his family with a scholarship fund which was created in his honor when he passed away in 2008.
Josh Hart was aptly named. He had a heart for kids with special needs that is uncommon and as a counselor Josh brought great joy to many of our campers over the years. A scholarship fund was created to remember Josh, who passed away suddenly in 2011.
The Johnson family joined the Adam’s Camp family when their son Erik, who has Down syndrome, was less than a year old and attended our first Early Start session. His mother Laura became Adam’s Camp’s first Executive Director, and his father Bob was often a part of the work that went into supporting this fledgling organization. In 2010, Bob passed away but for all who loved him, wonderful memories of Bob lead to support for this scholarship fund created in his name.
Three year old Kerry passed away just one year after her second session of Adam’s Camp. Kerry’s family chose to remember their sweet daughter by establishing a scholarship fund in her name.
Blessed with a gift for working with our kids with special needs, Occupational Therapist Jenna Gruben Morrill became one of our favorite therapists/counselors at our summer camps. Jenna was killed in an automobile accident in 2009 and we established this scholarship fund in her memory.
Kyle and his family attended Adam’s Camp for 3 years and his dad, Kevin, became involved by serving on our Board of Directors. When Kyle passed away tragically at Christmas in 2008, Adam’s Camp created a scholarship fund in his memory to honor Kyle and the work his father continues to do to strengthen Adam’s Camp.
Hallie Siegel was an enthusiastic Adventure Camper known for her compassion and caretaking of others. Her father, Don Siegel, started a scholarship in her honor in 2009. Hallie passed away when she was 23 in 2014, but her memory will live on through her scholarship fund.
Nothing made Rebecca happier than the time she spent at Adam’s Camp! Sadly Rebecca left us when she was 21 as the result of an accident. We are honored to sustain her memory through this memorial scholarship created by her family in her name.
Ben Wharton began attending Adam’s Camp as a very young child and continued his journey by participating in one or two therapy camps each summer and eventually attending our Adventure Camp. Ben passed away at age 26, but he and his family will forever be a part of the Adam’s Camp family. As Ben always sang, “It’s a small world after all.”
Other Scholarship Funds
As a dear friend of founder Karel Horney and a member of the Adam’s Camp Board of Directors for 9 years, Janet fell in love with the work of Adam’s Camp. Her generous donations have been allocated partially to this fund named in her honor.
Our friend Sally Gart was introduced to Adam’s Camp through the grandmother of camper, Naomi Bennett. Sally was so touched by our work that she continued to donate to Adam’s Camp, and we created a scholarship fund in 2004 to honor her support. Sally continues to generously support this scholarship fund.
Karel Horney, along with her family and a physical therapist, created Adam’s Camp in 1986. After years of volunteering, Karel took the helm and led Adam’s Camp as Executive Director for many years until her retirement in 2015. In recognition of the tremendous impact Karel has had on our children, families and all of Adam’s Camp, a scholarship fund has been created in her name to ensure that her impact benefits campers and families for years to come.
Paige has been a friend to Adam’s Camp for many years, serving on our board of directors as well as many committees. Both Paige and Karl continue to support Adam’s Camp and have created a scholarship fund to support families that have welcomed a child through adoption.
Among the many great works being done by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, is this scholarship fund for campers with Down syndrome, established in the name of foundation Executive Director Michelle Sie Whitten’s parents.
If you are interested in contributing to a Scholarship Fund please contact our Director of Development and Communications or call 303-563-8290. Your generous contributions help secure the future of Adam’s Camp.
Hoops for Hope
Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement’s
The 5th Annual Adam’s Camp Hoops for Hope
We promised that the fifth annual Adam’s Camp Hoops for Hope, presented by Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement on March 19 was going to be the best yet! With your help, it checked all the boxes.
Retired Professional athletes
Great Auction Items
Campers with special needs showing their skills
Seriously good basketball
Affordable family fun
Even better than all the smiles generated that day is knowing that all this fun added up to opportunity. Because of the community’s support of Hoops for Hope, Adam’s Camp will be able to create opportunities for hundreds of children, youth and families to realize their potentials and develop their strengths in 2017.
Watch Theresa Marchetta and Denver 7’s THE NOW great story about Hoops for Hope.
Adam’s Camp Recognition Dinner
Since 1993, one of Adam’s Camp’s most important fundraisers is the annual Fall Recognition Dinner. This event gives Adam’s Camp the opportunity to honor a person or family who has been extraordinary in their support of Adam’s Camp, and to enjoy a fun evening. Past honorees of this dinner include Sally Gart, Janet Elway, Kevin Taylor and Laura Johnson.