November 2015 Newsletter
Jessica Thornton - Friday, October 30, 2015
People+Passion+Pledges=Big Splash in November
campers are not the only ones who get the fun of taking the plunge and
making a splash at Camp Hertko Hollow! November is National Diabetes
Month and we have close to 40 campaigners who are eager to renew
pledges from our past donors and help develop new financial supporters
over the course of the next four weeks. For some people fundraising is
an adventurous and fun task. For others it is something they really
have to make themselves jump into. The common thread to their success
is passion. Sharing passion for something you believe in makes all the
difference in achieving your goals of fundraising for dollars or
raising awareness. Weather you receive a call from one of our brave
campaigners, or you go to our website and donate on-line, please help
us to achieve our goal of $105,000. This money will continue to ensure
that we never turn a child away from Camp Hertko Hollow due to an
inability to pay. Our 2016 summer sessions are just around the corner
and we need help now to generate funds for these amazing kids. Please
consider making a pledge or donation to Camp Hertko Hollow this
November! Until there is a cure, there is Camp Hertko Hollow.
How Do We Measure Up?
captured at camp tell us a lot about our program, but we know there is
always room for improvement. We annually conduct a survey after camp
that is sent to our camp families and our volunteer staff. We are proud
to share the highlights from that survey below.
Camp family highlights...
* 97% of parents said that Camp Hertko Hollow met or exceeded their
* 90% of parents said that Camp Hertko Hollow helped their child learn
more about diabetes and the importance of managing their disease!
* 94% of parents said that the quality of the Camp Hertko Hollow staff
was above average or extremely high!
* 83% of parents said that their child will be returning to camp next
Volunteer Staff highlights...
* 94% of our volunteer staff said that their experience at Camp Hertko
Hollow was good or excellent!
* 97% of our volunteer staff felt appreciated!
These smiles are what keep us going!
Cookbooks Create a Healthy Feast of Camperships!
Hertko Hollow has a tasty tool for families to use to help earn partial
and full camperships through selling our Carbohydrate Counting
Cookbook. This cookbooks sell for $17.00 but $10.00 goes directly to
camperships for a child at camp. You do not need to be a camper family
to sell these books, this is a great project for any college group
looking to help a charity in need, or a group looking to help a
specific child in their community to attend camp at no charge to the
family. November is a perfect time to sell these books as many people
look to purchase cookbooks for their favorite "foodie" on
their holiday gift list. The dividers in this cookbook are filled with
pictures and testimonies of our camp, which brings out the sweet aroma
of why camp is so important to these kids. A Special Gluten Free
section is included, along with carbohydrate and nutrition information
needed for successful meal planning.
Barr at 515-471-8548 for more information and schedule
a shipment of books to be delivered to your door today! Check out this
delicious recipe from our cookbook:
Cinnamon Mini Muffins
Yield: 2 dozen Carb: 12gm
Calories 96 Protein:1gm
Fat:5gm Sodium: 128 mg
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 C sugar
1 egg (lightly beaten)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C skim milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 C margarine (melted)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 C margarine (melted)
a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and
allspice. Combine the egg, milk and margarine; mix well. Stir into dry
ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into greased or paper lined
mini muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until
muffins test done. For topping, combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush the
tops of warm muffins with margarine: sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR PROGRAMS IN 2016:
Diabetes Education Retreat: April 29th - May 1st
session 1: June 26 - June 29 (ages 5-7)
session 2: June 29 - July 2 (ages 5-7)
June 26 - Jul 2 (ages 8-12)
July 3 - July 9 (ages 13-17)
Check out our Hertko Future Leaders program for teens ages 16-17, who
desire to join our CHH staff in the future, just go to. . .
Leaders in Training) 16year olds: July 3 - July 9
(counselor in training) 17year olds: June 26 - July 2
registration opens January, 2016
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