COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: CAMP JOHN MARC
Sendero is proud to partner with Camp John Marc (CJM), an inspiring organization that provides a specialized camp experience for children, teens, and families living with chronic medical and physical challenges. Since its establishment in 1991, the number of CJM campers has grown from 500 to over 3,000 on average per year. Through partnerships with Dallas-Ft. Worth area pediatric hospitals, and over 1,000 volunteers, each camper is able to experience high-quality camp activities with two-thirds of the cost subsidized through private funding.
Building on its multi-year history with Camp John Marc, Sendero recently completed a project to help the organization streamline its annual Campership Drive, which raises funds for campers. Sendero assisted with optimizing the Drive process, increasing automation and efficiency by migrating data into their CMS solution, and ultimately defining a process that will be sustainable for future Campership Drives.
“We are extremely appreciative of all the work that Sendero has done for Camp John Marc to get us ready for the summer by helping streamline and optimize our annual Camp John Marc Campership Campaign,” said CJM Executive Director, Kevin Randles. “We can now better serve our campers and their families.”
In addition to providing operational services, Sendero team members also rolled up their sleeves this past Spring as they volunteered for one of CJM’s “Work Days,” completing multiple projects from fence-painting to landscaping, in order to help prepare the campgrounds for new campers and families arriving this summer.
From participating in Work Days to campaign fundraising, there is a litany of opportunities for anyone to serve at CJM. Randles continues:
“Our summer camp season is in full swing, but it is not too late to get involved! Come down to camp any Sunday throughout the summer [and] serve hamburgers to the campers and staff.”
The work continues through the fall, with their Live Oak Campaign. Funds raised during this campaign go toward honoring each first-time camper with a brick engraved with their name. Bricks are then added to the Live Oak Path on camp property as a lasting memory of the camper’s time at CJM.
“We love to invite guests to camp and share the magic of Camp John Marc with others and welcome all who have a heart for the children and families we serve in the North Texas community.”