Veronica Brennan Memorial Scholarship
Adam’s Camp lost a champion and friend in July, 2016. Veronica, shown here at Adam’s Camp with husband Jim and children, Ian and Isabella, was a pillar for her family, her community and for Adam’s Camp. Our days are a little darker because she is gone, but those of us who knew “V” are grateful for the time we had with her, however brief, and for how she enriched our days and made the world a better place.
Meredith Joan Clark Memorial Scholarship
With her brilliant smile and twinkling blue eyes, Meredith’s joyful spirit shined through. She shared her sense of humor, curiosity and enjoyment of music with fellow campers before her sudden passing in 2015. We are pleased to honor and remember Meredith with this scholarship fund.
Sean Dwyer Memorial Scholarship
Sean Dwyer attended Adam’s Camp with his family for many years. He became well known to the Adam’s Camp family, and his father served on the Board of Directors. It seemed natural to honor Sean and his family with a scholarship fund which was created in his honor when he passed away in 2008.
Josh Hart Memorial Scholarship
Josh Hart was aptly named. He had a heart for kids with special needs that is uncommon and as a counselor Josh brought great joy to many of our campers over the years. A scholarship fund was created to remember Josh, who passed away suddenly in 2011.
Robert R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
The Johnson family joined the Adam’s Camp family when their son Erik, who has Down syndrome, was less than a year old and attended our first Early Start session. His mother Laura became Adam’s Camp’s first Executive Director, and his father Bob was often a part of the work that went into supporting this fledgling organization. In 2010, Bob passed away but for all who loved him, wonderful memories of Bob lead to support for this scholarship fund created in his name.
Kerry Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship
Three year old Kerry passed away just one year after her second session of Adam’s Camp. Kerry’s family chose to remember their sweet daughter by establishing a scholarship fund in her name.
Jenna Gruben Morrill Memorial Scholarship
Blessed with a gift for working with our kids with special needs, Occupational Therapist Jenna Gruben Morrill became one of our favorite therapists/counselors at our summer camps. Jenna was killed in an automobile accident in 2009 and we established this scholarship fund in her memory.
Kyle Reddy Memorial Scholarship
Kyle and his family attended Adam’s Camp for 3 years and his dad, Kevin, became involved by serving on our Board of Directors. When Kyle passed away tragically at Christmas in 2008, Adam’s Camp created a scholarship fund in his memory to honor Kyle and the work his father continues to do to strengthen Adam’s Camp.
Hallie Siegel Memorial Scholarship
Hallie Siegel was an enthusiastic Adventure Camper known for her compassion and caretaking of others. Her father, Don Siegel, started a scholarship in her honor in 2009. Hallie passed away when she was 23 in 2014, but her memory will live on through her scholarship fund.
Rebecca Snyder Memorial Scholarship
Nothing made Rebecca happier than the time she spent at Adam’s Camp! Sadly Rebecca left us when she was 21 as the result of an accident. We are honored to sustain her memory through this memorial scholarship created by her family in her name.
Ben Wharton Memorial Scholarship
Ben Wharton began attending Adam’s Camp as a very young child and continued his journey by participating in one or two therapy camps each summer and eventually attending our Adventure Camp. Ben passed away at age 26, but he and his family will forever be a part of the Adam’s Camp family. As Ben always sang, “It’s a small world after all.”
Other Scholarship Funds
Janet B. Elway Family Foundation Scholarship
As a dear friend of founder Karel Horney and a member of the Adam’s Camp Board of Directors for 9 years, Janet fell in love with the work of Adam’s Camp. Her generous donations have been allocated partially to this fund named in her honor.
Sally Gart Scholarship Fund
Our friend Sally Gart was introduced to Adam’s Camp through the grandmother of camper, Naomi Bennett. Sally was so touched by our work that she continued to donate to Adam’s Camp, and we
created a scholarship fund in 2004 to honor her support. Sally continues to generously support this scholarship fund.
Karel Horney Scholarship Fund
Karel Horney, along with her family and a physical therapist, created Adam’s Camp in 1986. After years of volunteering, Karel took the helm and led Adam’s Camp as Executive Director for many years until her retirement in 2015. In recognition of the tremendous impact Karel has had on our children, families and all of Adam’s Camp, a scholarship fund has been created in her name to ensure that her impact benefits campers and families for years to come.
Anna and John J. Sie Foundation Scholarship
Among the many great works being done by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, is this scholarship fund for campers with Down syndrome, established in the name of foundation Executive Director Michelle Sie Whitten’s parents.