Last Friday, Camp K attended a Jazz Game, where the Utah Jazz pulled off another win against the Brooklyn Nets! Our students always enjoy cheering their team on to victory. This night, our students were surprised with a special treat. They were invited onto the floor during half-time, where they participated in the Jazz Half Time Tunnel! This was an amazing opportunity for them to get onto the basketball court and high-five the players! They also received a Utah Jazz t-shirt, to help them remember the night. Thank you to the Jazz Bear and the Jazz Team for making this event memorable for our students.
Summer is nearing an end and we’re guessing that you haven’t spent as much time on the golf course as you wanted. Are we right? If so, here’s your chance to up your game with 7 ways to enter the Camp Kostopulos Golf Lesson Giveaway! The more ways you enter, the more chances to win.
Contest open to Utah residents only. The contest ends on Monday, August 24th at 11:59pm MT. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and notified via email. Winner is responsible for coordinating golf lesson directly with the golf pro. Winner is responsible for all travel related expenses. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or any other 3rd parties.
Congratulations to Matthew Gessel and Bruce Hansen… winners of the Golf Lesson Giveaway!
Independent touring and recording artist, Scott Helmer, plans to break the Guinness World Records title for Most Live Concerts in 24 hours on December 1, 2015 – a date that coincides with #GivingTuesday. His goal is to raise $1 Million for Kostopulos Dream Foundation, home of Camp K. All money will be used exclusively by Camp K to improve facilities, ensuring that Camp K can continue to provide high quality service in a safe environment for people with disabilities and special needs. Additionally, Scott and Camp K will raise awareness about the unique needs, challenges, and abilities of people with disabilities throughout the world.
Camp K is near and dear to Scott’s heart. He first visited Camp K in 2014, and was impressed by the Camp K’s mission, setting, staff, and campers. Scott shares a message of hope and of overcoming challenges. His message goes hand-in-hand with Camp K’s message, where people with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to overcome their challenges and accomplish things that they never before believed possible. At Camp K, everyone CAN!
Here is how this event will work:
Scott’s full Press Release can be viewed here.
If you are interested in playing, please fill out a registration form. Foursomes welcome. We also need golf-related prizes (clubs, balls, bags, etc.), corporate sponsorships and volunteers to help with registration, ticket sales, and hole games. Please contact us if you’d like to help.
Thanks again for your support. See you on the green!
Camp K would like to thank KSL, Select Health, and all of the volunteers who joined us on June 18, for the Utah Gives BackEvent. Volunteers helped Camp K with a variety of projects, including weeding/landscaping, spreading mulch on trails, and assisting campers with activities.
KSL’s Doug Wright Show was broadcast live during this event. Listen to the individual interviews:
Or, listen to the all of the audio which relates to Camp K:
Doug Wright will be broadcasting live from Camp K on June 18, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This live broadcast will coincide with KSL and SelectHealth’s “Utah Gives Back” service project.
Doug interviewed Camp K’s President and CEO, Mircea Divricean, on air today. The full interview can be heard below.
There is still time to volunteer for the “Utah Gives Back” service project at Camp K. Please sign up, and help us beautify Camp K’s facilities, and keep our property safe for our campers. To join, please visit www.utahgivesback.com and fill out the form.
On May 29, 2015, 125 employees from Workfront came to Camp K for a Service Day. We appreciate the dedication and tenacity of these employees, because their project was rescheduled several times due to inclement weather through the spring. Mike Divricean, of Camp K, worked diligently with Felicia Horch, Project Manager at Workfront, to ensure that this Service Day could be completed.
Luckily, the sun was shining brightly on May 29, and they were able to help us prepare for Family Fun Day, and for the first day of Summer Camp. These wonderful volunteers helped with spring cleaning of flower beds and trails, painting, cleaning the Equestrian Center, building a stage for upcoming concerts, and many other activities.
Camp K is grateful for all of the contributions that Workfront made to Camp K this year. In addition to providing service hours, they also donated $5,000 to pay for the supplies needed for this project, including paint, mulch and wood chips, landscaping supplies, etc.
Photos of this service project can be seen here.
Camp K was also mentioned in an article by Reuters. Click here to read the article.
Camp K is excited that SelectHealth and KSL NewsRadio have selected Camp K for their Utah Gives Back initiative, where they spotlight Utah organizations making a difference in the community.
Camp Kostopulous will host a Utah Gives Back Event on Thursday, June 18. From 9:00 a.m. until noon, volunteers will gather at Camp K complete various projects.
If you’d like to participate, please visit www.utahgivesback.com and fill out the form.
Thanks, SelectHealth and KSL!
Enjoy some videos of Scott’s performance during the Concert in the Canyon. Scott was a hit with the kids, and gained some back-up dancers during his performance.
Enjoy the Videos below from the VIP Concert with Scott Helmer, on May 29, 2015.
On Friday night, Camp K hosted a VIP Dinner and Concert. About 100 people joined us for an evening of great food, music, and fun!
Red Rock Brewery provided a wonderful dinner and drinks, and Scott Helmer delivered an amazing concert – he had everyone on their feet dancing!
Photos can be viewed here:
We would like to thank Red Rock Brewery, Scott Helmer, and our sponsors for helping us make this a memorable event! We would also like to thank Craig Paller for the sound system, Cactus & Tropicals for the flowers, and Aimee McConkie of Milcreek Venture Out for the stage.
Utah Jazz Lil’ Bear joined Scott Helmer on stage during Camp K’s Family Fun Day and Concert in the Canyon on May 30, 2015.
Thank you, Channel 4 and Don Hudson! Camp K and Scott Helmer are in the news!
Come spend the afternoon with Camp K on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Bring your family and friends to see and experience the fun and exciting activities that Camp K has to offer! This event officially kicks off our Summer Camp Season. Enjoy a sneak peak into the fun and exciting activities that our Campers enjoy throughout the summer.
Cost is $15 per person, or $50 per family (immediate family only). This includes Activities, BBQ, and Concert with entertainer Scott Helmer. For more information, and registration form: https://www.campk.org/family-fun-day
From 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, activities including field games, face painting, bounce house, swimming, ropes course, climbing wall, horseback riding and more will be open to everyone. Also, a BBQ lunch will be provided during this time.
From 3:00 – 5:00, Scott Helmer will be performing his amazing music. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to kick back and enjoy his performance. You can read more about Scott and his fundraising efforts in this week’s article in the Salt Lake Tribune.