Thank you for a successful 2018 BBQ Ball. Looking forward to the 12th Annual Celebration on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at Green River Preserve!
The BBQ Ball provides funding for youth development programs that serve over 200 children annually. This lively afternoon is hosted at Camp Ton-A-Wandah and offers camp activities for kids of all ages, a silent auction and bar, music, and a catered dinner from Hubba Hubba Smokehouse. The BBQ Ball is an invaluable source of funding to ensure that kids in need of camp benefit from five cost-effective, results-driven programs.
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Camp Ton-A-Wandah, Hendersonville, NC
Family of Four: $125, Each additional member: $25
Tickets can be purchased via cash, check, or by clicking below:
Want to be a Sponsor for the 2018 event? Contact Kristin Dunn at 828-697-2000.
We gratefully acknowledge our 2018 Sponsors:
Whole Hog Sponsors:
David and Cindy Brown
Bucky and Karin Brown
Park Ridge Health
First Citizens Bank
Sweet Tea Sponsors:
Blue Ridge Orthodontics
Dixon Hughes Goodman
Will & Kandi Hendricks
George Howell, Camplify Founder
United Community Bank
Teel Properties LLC
Hubba Hubba Smokehouse
Southern Appalachian Brewery
Summit Marketing Group
Camplify partners with other organizations focused on improving the lives of youth in our area. Our primary partners include the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, Henderson County Public Schools, and camps from the Western NC Camp Community.
Thank you to the following summer camps and more for offering campership experiences to many of our bright young leaders. Please support these generous camp owners and directors:
• Camp Lutheridge
• Camp Watia
• Camp Bob at Kanuga
• Camp Merrie-Woode
• Camp Wayfarer
• Camp Glen Arden
• Camp Mondamin
• Falling Creek Camp
• Camp Green Cove
• Camp Pinnacle
• Green River Preserve
• Camp Greystone
• Camp Tekoa
• Kanuga Expeditions
• Camp Highlander
• Camp Ton-A-Wandah
• Rotary Youth Leadership
• Camp Kanuga
• Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning
• Camp Lurecrest
• Camp Timberlake
Unlike other groups or missions that focus on a child's academics or physical health, Camplify is dedicated to a child's character. Camplify connects over 200 youth in Western North Carolina with skill-building opportunities that will benefit the community for decades to come. Today, Camplify offers five different extraordinarily cost-effective, results-driven programs through a ladder of opportunities that seek to enhance the lives of students.
In 1994, a local leader identified that Henderson County, just like much of Western North Carolina, was saturated with residential summer camps. These camps had been serving much of the US population and even the world. However, students in Henderson County were not granted the same opportunity due to multiple barriers, including finances. Our partnership began that summer with Kanuga Conference Center and has grown ever since.
Our challenge is to ensure that our local students have the ability to grow into confident and influential leaders in Western North Carolina. We achieve this through building skills at residential summer camps as well as mini-retreats throughout the school year.
Camplify operates as a unique multi-year commitment that begins in the spring of a child’s 4th grade year. Specifically, Camplify works with each public elementary school in the district. Counselors hand-pick children in need of the camp experience and nominate up to 85 students to begin our first program. These students are then invited to continue learning and growing through a series of life-changing programs that build through high school. Each year, we serve over 200 participants enrolled in five structured, cost-effective programs.
Camplify pledges 9 years of camp-based and experiential learning programs to local youth. Children begin in the 4th grade and graduate the program upon high school graduation.
Camplify uses a series of camp-based and experiential learning programs to teach kids-in-need the life skills required to succeed and become the leaders of tomorrow.
Students enter our nine year commitment in the 4th grade to learn about responsibility, respect, ethics, collaboration, goal-setting, and more. Watch out world, here they come: the responsible leaders of tomorrow that you've been looking for.