2022 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Each year, we encourage our Camp Encourage community to nominate a volunteer that has been especially exceptional. We are delighted to announce this year’s nominees and have included statements from each nomination. We’ll be announcing the selected individual at this year’s Holiday Gathering. Be watching our Facebook and Instagram for the exciting announcement as well! […]
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Giving Tuesday 2022

Save the date for #GivingTuesday this year! ‘Tis Tuesday, November 29, 2022! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many […]
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2022 S’MORES AND POURS CO-CHAIRS

With grateful hearts, we are delighted and honored to share this year’s S’Mores and Pours Co-Chairs! Erika Feingold is a lifetime educator.  While at Tulane University, she earned a degree in elementary education and started her career as an elementary school teacher.  Education and the needs of others have been guiding principles in her career […]
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2022 HONORARY ENCOURAGE LEADER

Each year at S’Mores and Pours, Camp Encourage honors someone special in our community that exemplifies that which we believe is essential when supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. We are delighted to announce that this year’s very deserving Honorary Encourage Leader is Lee Stickle. Lee is the Director of the Technical Assistance Systems Network’s […]
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2022 S’MORES AND POURS EMCEE

We are tremendously honored (and crazy giddy!) to welcome the lovely Jennifer Bertrand as this year’s S’Mores and Pours Emcee! Jennifer Bertrand is best known as the winner of HGTV’s ‘Design Star’ drawing over 5 million viewers to her no-nonsense, accessible approach to making positive and impactful design changes without breaking the bank.  She is also […]
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Join the Young Professional Board

The Mission of the Camp Encourage Young Professional Board is to promote Camp Encourage’s vision to a wider audience of fresh volunteers outside the autism community. The Young Professional Board (YPB) was founded and currently led by Brie Hussey, President and Vince Rosqueta, Vice President. The group of young professionals, between the ages of 21 […]
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An Undeniable Love for All Humans

Kora recently shared the below college application essay with us and it absolutely touched our hearts (just as she has through the years). We thought you, too would love it. What an honor it is to watch our young campers mature through the years into precious adults. And how fortunate our community is to have […]
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Giving Tuesday 2021

Save the date for #GivingTuesday this year! ‘Tis Tuesday, November 30, 2021! What is #GivingTuesday, you ask? Entering its tenth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and […]
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2021 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Each year, we encourage our Camp Encourage community to nominate a volunteer that has been especially exceptional. We are delighted to announce this year’s nominees and have included a statement from each nomination. We’ll soon be surprising the selected individual as this year’s Volunteer of the Year! Be watching our Facebook and Instagram for the […]
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2021 HONORARY ENCOURAGE LEADER

Each year at S’Mores and Pours, Camp Encourage honors someone special in our community that exemplifies that which we believe is essential when supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. We are delighted to announce that this year’s very deserving Honorary Encourage Leader is Stephanie Coleman. Stephanie is the Autism and Family Educator for the division […]
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