Open Road Newsletter – January 2017
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A Note from the Directors

Dear Families, Friends and Supporters of Camp Krem,

Happy New Year! 2017 promises to be an exciting, dynamic year for the program, with plans in the works for facility and program expansions. This year also marks our 60th Anniversary! For 60 years, Camping Unlimited – Camp Krem has had the privilege of giving exceptional people the opportunity to be themselves. We are immensely proud of how Camp has grown and continues to thrive —  we look forward to the next 60 years!

The Year-Round Respite Program continues, with something fun every weekend. Last Saturday, campers, staff and volunteers enjoyed taking a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory and, of course, eating their fill of jellybeans. This weekend they are off to Donner Lake to stay in a lake-front cabin and play in the snow. A special thank you to Tinker Davis for generously welcoming us into her cabin and for being such a good host!

We are thrilled to announce that we have raised $82,389 so far for the new playground. Thank you to everyone who was generous enough to donate! A special thank you goes out to our largest donors, Broadmore Church, HARTS and Denica Freitas, for their incredible generosity! We haven’t given up and hope to make it to $100,000 in order to purchase all the great equipment on the wish list.

Preparations for Summer 2017 are now underway. See below for more details!

Happy Camping!

Christina Krem & Katie Giampa
Program Directors

In Loving Memory of Janet Von Der Linn

It is with immense sadness that we share with you the passing of beloved, long-time volunteer and Board Member, Janet Von Der Linn. Janet passed away on the evening of January 9th, surrounded by family.

She was, without a doubt, one of our most dedicated volunteers. All who knew Janet can attest to her beautiful smile, warm personality and vibrant sense of humor. For many of our campers, Janet’s presence was the highlight of their weekends. She will be missed dearly by campers, staff and volunteers.

Latest News

  • Summer Camp enrollment is now open! Click on the links below for more information or to enroll your camper.
  • Staff Applications are also open for the Summer. We are seeking patient, caring, hardworking, enthusiastic individuals for the following positions: Counselors, Programming Specialists (Dance, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Sports & Games), Health Center Staff and Kitchen Staff. Click here to apply.
Year-Round Respite Program

February – March Trips
February 4:  Stanford Basketball Game
We are off to Stanford University to cheer on the Men’s Basketball team as they take on Utah. Don’t forget to wear your cardinal and white!February 18: Roller Skating & Movies
Join us at the roller rink! We’ll skate the morming away at Redwood Roller Rink, before heading to the movie theater to play some arcade games and catch a movie.

February 25-26: Mardi Gras Overnight at Camp Krem
Let the festivities begin! This weekend, as well as the usual Camp fun, we’ll be making masks, dancing, parading and cooking up some delicious Cajun food.

March 4: Pippi Longstocking
Let’s head into San Francisco to see the Bay Area Children’s Theater production of Pippi Longstocking!

March 18: Sky High Sports & Movie Day
We’re off to Sky High Sports to bounce the morning away, before heading to the cinema to relax and enjoy a movie!

March 24-26: Mini Spring Break
Let’s celebrate the arrival of Spring with our mini Spring Break weekend at Camp Krem! We will spend some time getting the garden ready, enjoying the beautiful hiking trails and will take a day trip to the beach for a cook-out!

Click Here to Enroll for YRRP Trips
HARTS Casino Night

Don’t miss the HARTS Annual Casino Night on February 4, 2017! There will be a buffet dinner, casino games and poker tournament, as well as silent and dessert auctions. Their casino nights are always a good time and we hope you can make it! The more the merrier.

The wonderful ladies of HARTS have supported Camp Krem for many decades and we are so fortunate! You can help make this event a success by coming along with your loved ones!

For more information, call (510) 861-0999 or email christyhamrick@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events at Camp

May 6-7, 2017: Work Day

Calling all volunteers! This is our biggest work party of the year and we could use all hands on deck! We will be spending the weekend preparing Camp Krem for the Summer — there is always plenty to be done and we would love your help.
We will be working on a variety of tasks, skilled and unskilled.
Snacks and refreshments provided. Those who are able to commit to helping on Saturday and Sunday are welcome to spend the night in a cabin.Please email Layla, Camp Administrator, to let us know you’ll be there.

May 13, 2017: Open House

Come take a tour, meet our staff, learn about our different programs, ask any questions you may have and meet fellow campers and their families.
Snacks and refreshments will provided. This is a great opportunity for first-time/prospective campers and their families to familiarize themselves with Camp Krem, as well as for old friends to stop by and say hello. All are welcome! Email us to RSVP.

Flashback Friday!
The Campfire Pit in the 60’s (above) and in 2016 (below)
Summer Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 5 – 16 (Ages 21+)
Session 2: June 19 – 28 (All Ages)
Session 3: July 1 – 10 (All Ages)
Session 4: July 13 – 22 (All Ages)
Session 4a: July 13 – 17 (All Ages)
Session 4b: July 18-22 (All Ages)
Session 5: July 26 – August 4 (All Ages)
Session 5a: July 26 – 30 (All Ages)
Session 5b: July 31 – August 4 (All Ages)
Session 6: August 7 – 16 (All Ages)
Session 6a: August 7 – 11 (All Ages)
*Session 7: August 21 – 25 (Ages 16+)
 *Some pre-requisites apply
Session Pricing
Summer Camp –  $155/day
Year-Round Program – $140/day
1:1 Supervision Fee – Additional $75/dayClick Here for More Information About Our Summer Programs

Click Here to Enroll for Summer 2017
SF Autism Society Presents.. Dance-a-Thon for Autism

The Dance-a-Thon is this area’s first multi-beneficiary fundraiser. This year, they are proud to be raising money for several non-profits (Camp Krem included!) providing recreation and camping opportunities for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities.So join us for four hours of high-energy dancing on the Bay Area’s largest dance floor to support this great cause.

Fundraising minimum $125. Easy registration
online, so please register today, and shake your groove thing for autism!

Register here! 
Questions? Email SF Autism Society!

Saturday, April 15, 2017
2-6pm
Cubberley Pavilion
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
All ages
All abilities

Four hours of grrroooooovy fun!
Benefiting Autism Society San Francisco
Bay Area and seven autism-serving recreation programs
Sponsored by:
Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area
sfautismsociety.org

 
Featured Volunteer
Sandra RobertsSandy has been a dedicated, long-time volunteer. She is incredibly generous with her time and spends many weekends helping at Camp. She is always there to lend a listening ear or a helping hand and our campers are always thrilled to spend time with her.

We hope to see you at our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser this March! It is a fun, social, family-friendly evening with appetizers, dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and a baked goods auction. Please spread the word and come along with your friends and family. To RSVP, please email: admin@campingunlimited.org

More information about pricing and tickets to come!

Want to help?
We are seeking delicious baked items for our Baked Goods Auction, as well as high-quality donation items for the Silent Auction. If you are able to donate, your support would be greatly appreciated. Please email us!
Thank you all for your ongoing support!

Staff of Camping Unlimited – Camp Krem