SC Children’s Camp Receives Donation of 12 Noritz Tankless Water Heaters

Installed by Piedmont Plumbers Inc. (Lexington, SC), the dozen contributed tankless units—Models NR98 and EZTR50—were specified based on a peak usage by 200 occupants. Noritz Builder Sales Manager Beau McLeod and Regional Sales Manager Chris Martin assisted in the sizing of the system and in the procurement of the units from local distributors.

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Camp Cole, Designed for Children with Life Challenges, Opens Thursday

Camp Cole, located in the town of Hopkins in Richland County, is set to open Thursday.

The camp is designed for children and teenagers who are facing serious illnesses and other physical, mental, and emotional health or life challenges.

Founder and Executive Director, Kelsey Carter, and Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Margaret Grantz, joined WIS Midday to elaborate on the fully accessible camp and retreat facility.

Camp Cole is named in memory of Kelsey’s brother, Cole, who at the age of 11 died of cancer. Their mom, Stacy Sawyer, had the idea of creating a unique camp in his memory — but Stacy died unexpectedly a few years into planning.

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2020 Hearthstone Winner Michael Nieri Supports His Community in Any Way Possible

“The founder of Great Southern Homes may construct homes for his business, but builds up his community through his various charitable endeavors.” Including Camp Cole! Learn more about Nieri’s connection to Camp Cole:

The Law Office of Kenneth Berger Donates to Camp Cole

“As a law firm that serves catastrophically injured people, we believe whole-heartedly in Camp Cole’s mission and vision and the good that it will bring to the Midlands and the state of South Carolina. We are excited to see the Sawyer and Fawcett families’ dream come to fruition when they break ground in April!”

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Camp Cole’s Kelsey Carter makes The State’s 20 Under 40 Honorees

In these uncertain times, it’s only natural for us to worry about the future.

For that reason, The State’s annual 20 under 40 recognition couldn’t be more timely. This is the 17th year that The State and have recognized 20 people under the age 40 in the Midlands.

The 20 people honored here are some of the best young adults in the Midlands. They are already having an impact on our community either through their professions or through their volunteer and civic work. You’ll meet people who overcame — or are overcoming — some major life challenges. You’ll meet young adults who saw needs in their communities and took the initiative to meet them.

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Midlands Gives Spotlight: Camp Cole

In 2004, at the age of 11, Cole Sawyer lost his battle with cancer. Cole was an inspiration to those around him, and a huge fan of Carolina football. Some of Cole’s most cherished memories were at summer camp, where he could truly be a kid and connect with other children who also had serious illnesses. After his passing, his parents Stacy and Scott sought to honor his memory through the creation of  a summer camp for children with serious illness and disease. Cole had a lasting impact on those who knew him, and the Sawyer family has dedicated their lives to honoring their son.

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Camp Cole on List of Developments Coming to Columbia in 2020

“Local nonprofit Camp Cole – a camp and retreat for children and adults with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges – announced they’ll break ground on a brand-new, $10 million state-of-the-art facility in April 2020. The Camp Cole campus, being built on 40 acres off Garners Ferry Rd., will have a medical facility, cafe, gym, swimming pool, amphitheater, enough cottages to house 200 guests+ more.

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Crafting a New Footprint: Camp Cole focuses on multiple medical challenges

Camp Cole was born of tragedy. When she was 13, Kelsey Sawyer Carter’s younger brother, Cole, succumbed to a year-long battle against a rare form of cancer. After 54 chemotherapy treatments, Cole Sawyer died at the age of 11. Before his passing, he touched the lives of many friends and family members as well as contacts through his positive Camp Kemo experience. Grieving parents Stacy and Scott Sawyer, together with their close friends Deans and Peter Fawcett, were so stirred by Cole’s short life that a seed was planted to raise a camp site specifically for use by organizations that focus on the needs of children, teens, and even adults with fragile health conditions, serious illnesses, disabilities, and mental health challenges.

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