A nostalgic night of classic camp experiences and local pours benefiting Camp Encourage.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022

6:00 to 10:00pm

Support local, quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region at our annual camp-themed benefit.

The Lodge at Ironwoods

14701 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66224

We look forward to welcoming you once again to S’Mores & Pours, as we celebrate all that is good about camp and of course, our campers! We plan to welcome you to “camp” with local pours from J. Rieger,  Four Hands Brewing Company, and Rimann Liquors. Enjoy music, yard games, wonderful company, and an array of auction items. We will come together for a fantastic meal followed by a heartwarming presentation. A live auction and s'mores- inspired dessert will cap off the night as we toast the sweet support that helps Camp Encourage continue its mission.

FEATURING

Open bar and local, in-season dinner capped off by a s’mores inspired dessert!

Thoughtfully curated auction and raffle items

Live local music with Shapiro Brothers

A remarkable emcee (why yes, that is THE Jennifer Bertrand!)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

Tickets and tables sold super swiftly and are no longer available. If interested in being added to a waiting list, email our Events Coordinator at events@campencourage.org and she'll keep you posted if seats become available.

SECURE A TABLE

Want to make sure your friends, colleagues, and/or family are beside you? If so, reserve a full table and brace yourself for an enjoyable evening side-by-side!

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Individual ticket sales begin September 1!

 

CAMP COUNSELOR

$65

SCOUT CAMPER

$75

HAPPY CAMPER

$125

PUP TENT

$750

GLAMP SITE

$1250

2022 EVENT CHAIRS

ERIKA FEINGOLD, Event Co-Chair

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 path.  After raising three children, some of whom faced learning differences, she was tapped by her family to join the family real estate business.  Today, she oversees the management and development of a wide range of projects, interacting with architects, contractors, and various members of development staff at the City of Kansas City.

Erika is also on the board of the Morgan Family Foundation, which is how she was initially introduced to Camp Encourage. After receiving a request, she met with Kelly and was extremely touched by the camp, the genuine care and concern of the staff, and their dedication to reaching families and children with ASD. She was so impressed by the program, that she decided to enroll her daughter to experience all that the camp and programming has to offer.

Erika has become an advocate at schools to support and encourage attention to special needs and has counseled and conferred with school professionals to be certain that these needs are addressed.

MARLEY VELASQUEZ, Camper and Event Co-Chair

Marley is 17 years old and a senior at Blue Valley North High School. She lives happily with mom and dad while her siblings are in college. Marley has attended Camp Encourage for two years. Some of her favorite things about camp are the wagon rides, swimming, and archery. They love meeting new campers and counselors, as well as seeing old friends at camp. Seeing all of the positivity in the camp brings Marley joy.

COVID & SAFETY

Camp Encourage will follow guidance from the CDC. Our protocols will be dependent on the current Community Transmission Level. We will base event decisions on the levels throughout the entire KC Metro Area. Click HERE to search Community Transmission Levels and to read through the CDC’s recommendations regarding each level. Guests may choose to mask at any time but it will not be required. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should adhere to the CDC's recommendations.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Become a sponsor and show your community your support for quality recreational services for youth with autism in our region! Select a support level below to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event. Or, simply click HERE to access a fillable sponsorship form.

CAMPFIRE LEADER

$500

ADVENTURER SPONSOR

$1000

WILDERNESS EXPERT

$2500

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$5000

2022 EVENT SPONSORS

CAMP DIRECTOR SPONSOR

PRESENTING SPONSORS

WILDERNESS EXPERT SPONSORS

ADVENTURER SPONSORS

CAMPFIRE LEADER

BEVERAGE SPONSORS

Fair market value of individual General Admission tickets is $40, and for Patron level tickets, $60. All tickets and sponsor packages are tax-deductible, minus fair market value of included tickets.