A Message from Susan Rochlis
Attend an Event Celebrating Gordie
As many of you already know, our esteemed colleague and mentor, Gordie Kaplan will be retiring in June 2016. Gordie has been involved with the camp movement since childhood and continued to live his passion, "better camping for all", throughout his professional career. Knowing Gordie, he will continue to support this mission with Standards visits, Standards mentoring & training, the new program Emerging Director's Skills Lab and the annual Student Camp Leadership Academy. ACA Illinois will be honoring and celebrating Gordie and his lifelong commitment to the power of the camp experience. We want you, who know and have been impacted by Gordie, to be part of the celebration!
Gordie Shares How Camp Impacted His Life
"In my 18 years as a camper and staff member at Camp Thunderbird, I learned so many things:
Join Us as We Celebrate Gordie
& Celebrate Camping
An event celebrating Gordie's Commitment and Legacy to Camping
April 9, 2016
Pheasant Run Resort
St Charles, IL
$55 per person or $500 a table (of 10)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the names of ther persons registering. Colette will then register your party and issue you an invoice.
(Make sure you use the link or call and say you are with Mid States Camp Conference to get the special rate.)
What Can You Do Now to Help?
Support the newly establish Gordie Kaplan Campership Fund. 100% of the monies donated to ACA Illinois' Gordie Kaplan Campership Fund will be used to send individuals to camp, whose financial situations would typically prevent them from accessing such a meaningful experience. When asked Gordie had this to say about the fund."The Gordie Kaplan Campership Fund is special because the families we are able to help are not even aware of us or what we do. They do not realize a positive camp experience is available for their child/children who are too accustomed to disappointment and suffering. The third person professionals who refer campers find us through word-of-mouth. I'm very proud that we are able to manage this fund without taking any funds from it for administration.” Click here to make a donation.
Questions about the Gordie Kaplan Campership Fund or the events celebrating his legacy can be directed to email@example.com or by phone to Colette at 312-332-0833 ex24.