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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

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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

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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

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Camp Cole begins countdown to construction for state of the art facility

“Camp Cole announced December 3 the countdown to construction for the state of the art facility for children, teens, and adults with disabilities, illnesses, and other life challenges. Camp Cole has successfully achieved the first milestone in its $10 million Shine On Capital Campaign. The organization has raised over $7

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Kappa Alpha donates to Camp Cole

“Kappa Alpha Order at the University of South Carolina held its fourth annual philanthropy event November 1 and raised $24,500 towards Camp Cole. Over the past four years combined, the event has raised over $108,000 towards the cause.” Read More: https://www.thecolumbiastar.com/articles/kappa-alpha-donates-to-camp-cole/

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Kelsey Sawyer Carter named November “Best Among Us”

“Kelsey Sawyer Carter is the co-founder and executive director of Camp Cole, a state-of-the-art facility coming to the Midlands that will allow children and adults facing serious illnesses and mental and physical challenges to enjoy one of childhood’s greatest pleasures – camp. Camp Cole was inspired by Kelsey’s younger brother,

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Two families, one dream: to shine a light for others

The Fawcetts and Sawyers came together to make Camp Cole a reality for children and adults facing serious illness and other physical or mental challenges. Read More on pages 28-29: https://issuu.com/theitem/docs/lakeside_septoct2019_web2

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Dick Dyer celebrates 50th anniversary, donates to Camp Cole

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Dick Dyer Toyota donated $100,000 to Camp Cole, a state-of-the-art facility being built in the Midlands for children and adults facing serious illness and other physical and mental health challenges. Read More: https://www.thecolumbiastar.com/articles/dick-dyer-celebrates-50th-anniversary-donates-to-camp-cole/

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A Run with a Purpose

“On October 7, more than 120 runners descended on the future home of Camp Cole for a 5K trail run with a dual purpose— to raise money for the construction of Phase 1 of the camp and to increase awareness about the facility and its mission to help medically fragile

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1st Annual Camp Cole 5k Trail Run and Walk

  Be the Reason Other can Shine by joining Camp Cole at the 1st Annual 5K Trail Run and Walk.  All proceeds go to building Columbia’s first overnight camp and retreat center for children and adults with disabilities, illnesses, and other life challenges as well as other purpose driven groups!

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Camp Cole is a Gift to Last Forever

By Luke Hodges Deans Fawcett is on a mission, and she isn’t the least bit intimidated by the enormity of the charitable undertaking before her. “I really haven’t felt daunted,” the Columbia native says of fundraising for Camp Cole, the future Midlands retreat center for people dealing with serious health

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The Backstory

Everything Has A Purpose

The story of Camp Cole started a long time ago.

It goes back to a friendship. One that no one knew would be so impactful. Stacy Sawyer and Deans Fawcett were sorority sisters; both Tri Deltas at the University of South Carolina. They would both graduate, get married, and have separate lives but would always…

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We can't see you, but we're thinking of you!

During the COVID-19 crisis, Camp Cole remains 100% focused on the development of our world-class camp and retreat facility and 100% grateful for our donors and friends who are helping to make it possible.

Until we see you again, stay safe, healthy, and keep on shining!