“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
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
“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
“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/
“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,
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
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/
The memories made at summer camp tend to stay with us for a lifetime. Friendships that last years, memories of adventures in the woods, with animals, and even swimming for days. For many children, young adults, and even adults who suffer from cancer and other major health issues, those memories
For 21 years, Elgin Lights has brought people together to celebrate family. For the last 15 years, it’s been in honor of an 11-year-old boy who left his family far too soon. This year, they’ll honor the same boy in a new way. This year will be the first for
“Fraternities and sororities at the University of South Carolina reported raising $571,572 for charity last semester, a new report shows. USC’s 13 sororities, which have nearly twice as many people as the fraternities, did most of the heavy lifting. The sororities raised 79 percent of the money for charity and
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!
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
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…
By Cathy Cobbs — Columbia Star The death of a child with cancer in 2004, the sudden passing of his mother in 2016 would seem to overwhelm any hopes and dreams that one might have for the future. But what has come out of this is Camp Cole, a specialty retreat