A Thank You Letter to our Supporters:
One Community. One Team. One Camp.
These words emblazoned the backs of the staff and camper t-shirts for four days in June. The inaugural One Camp was held Monday, June 13, 2022, through Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Winnetka and Waukegan. One Camp was made possible thanks to the generous support of community members and other donors during the Celebrity Kickball Tournament held Friday, September 24, 2021.
The Winnetka Park District and Winnetka Parks Foundation collaborated with New Trier High School, the Waukegan Park District, and Waukegan Community Unit School District to host the camp. Thirty-seven campers were provided with four days of free camp, transportation, and meals. The entirety of the camp was planned and implemented by a specially selected group of 21 New Trier High School student-athlete leaders.
The camp emphasized sports and recreation common to each community (soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and aquatics). The common ground created through sports and recreation supported the growth of healthy relationships and a valuable experience for all participants.
Your support of the 2021 Celebrity Kickball Tournament allowed Waukegan and Winnetka to invest in important experiences for the campers, the high school student-athlete leaders, and the adults directly involved in the program.
As we look to the future, we are excited to improve and enhance One Camp to impact a larger portion of the Chicagoland community. Thank you for your support, forward thinking, and belief in the value of these unique experiences.
You are a living example of the One Camp motto: One Community. One Team. One Camp.