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Instilling inspiration and empowerment, while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses.

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Volunteers are needed year-round, for both family weekends and summer sessions! Consider giving a week or day of your time to some of the most amazing children in the world.


As a donor-funded medical camp, your generous donations allow children and families to experience CCK free of charge. Thank you.

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100% of all donations goes directly to help campers and families attend CCK.

Because of our generous supporters, our camper families have

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The Center for Courageous Kids with WIU Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration.
The Center for Courageous Kids

CCK would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for Western Illinois University's Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration(RPTA)department for having our program staff attend.

CCK made a lot of new friends visiting classrooms and meeting their amazing students face to face at the fair. We're hoping to see those same students out here at camp this summer as staff! Visit www.courageouskids.org/summerstaff-application/
and be a part of a child's story to remember this summer!
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CALLING ALL CAMPER FAMILIES! There is still time to apply for our Diabetes Family Retreat on March 13-15, 2020. Registration is open now at: www.courageouskids.org/camper-information/camper-application/ for diagnosed children ages 5-17. We are waiting for you to join us to experience a weekend like never before!
Families will enjoy diabetic friendly meals prepared by our highly trained Kitchen Staff, activities hand-crafted by our caring and skilled Program Team, and a unique retreat expereince provided, completely FREE for the entire family!

Apply now at: www.courageouskids.org/camper-information/camper-application/

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The Center for Courageous Kids with Western Illinois University.
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Hey Western Illinois Univeristy, we've got some great news for you! Logan, CCK's Staff Recruiter, will be in attendance at the Department of Recreation Parks and Tourism Job Fair on January 23rd! If you're looking for the best summer job you can imagine, stop by the Universty Ballroom between 11:00 and 3:00 and look for the CCK display! Get ready to learn how you can change your life by changing the lives of others! ... See MoreSee Less

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ONE BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE PLEASE! CCK is proud to spotlight the following organizations and groups as our Healthcare Partners for the 2020 Spring Retreat Season. The support and dedication we receive from these partners help us serve more families with great programs. As like-minded services, these organizations and groups care about the children and families we serve and the unique diagnoses they experience. All of them are non-profit organizations too! They work hard to not only spread the word about CCK for recruitment and also support a portion of the financial cost CCK incurs to facilitate camp sessions. Thank you, Healthcare Partners, for your generous commitment to our 2020 Spring Season!

To learn more about each organization, please see the following links:
Norton Children’s Hospital-Brave Hearts: nortonchildrens.com/services/cardiology/patient-resources/brave-hearts/

Songs for Sound: songsforsound.com/

Hart of Autism: www.hartofautism.org/

Clarksville Association Down Syndrome: www.cadstn.org/

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee: www.somethingextra.org/

Spina Bifida Association of KY: spinabifidakentucky.org/who-we-are/mission.html

Kentucky School for the Blind: www.ksb.kyschools.us/

Vanderbilt Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease: www.vanderbilthealth.com/sicklecell/
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Join the CCK team and be a part of a child's story this summer! Applications are open for summer counselor positions right now! Spend your summer making a meaningful impact on medically diagnosed children while developing interpersonal skills you will carry with you forever. Apply at www.courageouskids.org/summerstaff-application/

If you have any questions, contact Logan Hatfield, Staff Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, at (270) 618-2900 or email at lhatfield@courageouskids.org
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