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Camp Hobe and Geocaching.

Sorry I have taken so long to respond.  I got an email the other day asking about the little donation bar on the left hand side of my screen.  So here goes.

Every year for the last few years JeeperDad has help run geocaching at Camp Hobe. This year with him moving he has passed the torch.

What is Camp Hobe? From their website:

Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. The camp program provides medical and psychosocial supervision to ensure children are safe both mentally and physically during camp.

Camp Hobé serves children from the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada) or those being treated for cancer at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Children (or teens) who have been diagnosed with cancer may attend Camp Hobé while being treated with immunosuppressive therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunosuppressants) and for three camp seasons after their final immunosuppressive treatment. The cancer patient’s brothers and sisters may also attend Camp Hobé during this time period. Because we do not wish to turn any cancer patients away, no more than four children may attend from any one family, including the cancer patient (that is, one patient and up to three siblings).

Throughout their time at camp, Camp Hobé kids grow in spirit, strength, and understanding. They are allowed to play outside with other children, to discover the joy and freedom of being away from the confines of the hospital, and to temporarily displace the fears that the future holds. This is their chance—sometimes their only chance—to “just be kids” and to escape the grown-up realities they face everyday.

Camp Hobé Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

As a volunteer service cachers have gathered to go and help at the camp and run the caching program.  This year Ho'okele is managing the process of hiding caches, getting SWAG for a few hundred kids and managing the caching volunteers, she put together a little web note here.

Her letter she place in our little Utah forums

Calling All Angels!

I need your help! This year, I am hosting the geocaching event at Camp Hobé in Tooele. In past, JeeprDad hosted the event. Unfortunately, he will be unavailable this year. He has passed the torch to me.

Camp Hobé is a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. This is their chance—sometimes their only chance—to “just be kids” and to escape the grown-up realities they face everyday.

Where: Camp Hobe in Tooele
When: June 14, 2011 and June 21, 2011 (both on a Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

How can YOU help? There are plenty of ways:

1. First and foremost, I need volunteers!! We need lots of angels to help hide the caches and then help the kids find them. If you can help out one or both days, that would be fantastic! I realize that these days fall on a weekday and many of you have jobs, school, lives... But I promise not to tell your bosses if you just happen to call in sick on one or both of these days! And I also promise you that this will be an amazing and rewarding experience for you.

2. I need to borrow some GPSrs. We host a large number of children who all want a chance to use the GPS unit. The more I can get a hold of the better. I promise to take good care of them. Please make sure to mark you GPS unit with your name if you wish to lend it to me so I don't mix them up.

3. If none of these options work for you, I could always use a small donation to help buy the SWAG. I need to fill 6 caches with enough SWAG for about 125-150 kids (times that by 6 and that's a lot of SWAG). I will be buying everything from the Oriental Trading company to keep the cost down. I am not looking for large donations. Even $3-$5 will help! Please click on the link to make a donation. The donation button is on the right hand side of the page where it says "ChipIn!"

http://camphobegeocachers.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/eebd843b697d6b76

I am not very well known in the geocaching world so please feel free to forward this information on to all your geocaching friends. I need as much help as possible.

My contact information:
Kalei Weber
kalei.weber @ gmail.com

Donations

If you wish to donate time or lend a GPS please contact her above.

If you wish to donate for SWAG.  Click on the link to the left.  Note this is not a tax deductable donation, but a group helping to help the kids.

If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to the camp see here.

 

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