Founding Families

At Camp Cole, everything starts with family.

When Cole Sawyer lost his battle to cancer at age 11, his family and friends wanted to do something significant to support other families facing similar experiences. Their unwavering desire to help resulted in a quest to build a state-of-the-art user facility on a 30-acre farm just outside of Columbia, known as Camp Cole.

Camp Cole will serve children and adults facing physical and mental health challenges, as well as purpose-driven groups dedicated to supporting meaningful causes. As part of a $10 million capital campaign, we’ve developed a Founding Families opportunity for people who would like to help establish this inspirational gathering place.

Join us in our quest to create a place where people can connect, share, encourage & shine!

Founding Family gifts start at $10K.

Founding Families for Camp Cole shine brightly together, so that others can, too. Participants will be recognized separately and permanently, as a unique group, within the larger collection of individual, corporate and foundation donors supporting Camp Cole.

It’s time to shine!

What YOU get for joining our Founding Families

  1. DONOR WALL – be apart of Camp Cole permanently where thousands will be impacted from your gift
  2. December 3rd Founding Families Celebration: Countdown to Construction
  3. Invitations to Groundbreaking, Grand Opening, and Camp Cole Celebrations
  4. Leave your legacy in our community, be something bigger than yourself

Join us in our quest to create a place where people can connect, share, encourage & shine