It’s been an exciting couple of months here at Nan-Ke-Rafe!
We’ve wrapped up our second week of family camp and are now in the middle of our Cape & Islands week, made possible by the great people of United Way. This week, we serve a different local organization every day. During the week, over 100 campers will get the chance to be on a boat, go fishing, shoot a bow & arrow, be crafty and enjoy a cookout in the sun.
We’ve also finished two our major fundraisers of the year.
Tour da Cape in June was a huge success. This year’s group of amazing and dedicated riders raised over $100,000 to go directly towards bringing families to camp. Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors
Clintrax, Wilmer Hale, Parexel, High Point Solutions, Cowen Group, Baxalta US, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, C.B. Richard Ellis
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Area23, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Klick Health, WB Mason, QPS, Wise Constructon, Court Square Group, Blue Metal Consulting, DivcoWest, Fisher Clinical, JLL, Rutter Consulting, Morris Switzer Environments, South East Tree, Mercury Businesses Services, Veeva Systems, Hudson Global, Hans Kissle, Peoples United Bank, NorthStar Insurance, JMK Systems Solutions
Our annual Bass & Blue Fish Tournament was this past weekend so we are still winding down, but it was also a huge success. We will update once we’ve wrapped everything up.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Through the kindness of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and YOU we are able to help out families create warm memories to last a lifetime.
Now on to the rest of the summer and preparation for our next big events!
We still have bib numbers left for the Falmouth Road Race…get yours quick!
The application for the Dream Day Scramble is also posted…grab your golfing buddies and register your team!
Check back soon for pictures and updates from camp…more families arrive on Sunday. Bring on Session 3!
The trees are finally turning green here on the Cape and the sun is shining!
Camp is looking beautiful thanks to the hard work of our volunteers during the past weeks. The fine people from Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, Eversource MA, NationalGrid (Organized by the Cape & Islands United Way) and Kohls have put their time and energy into getting camp ready for our guests.
Make sure you follow us on Facebook to see more details about the good work they have done and keep up to date as we have more volunteer days coming up!
Tour da Cape is just a few short weeks away! Participants will be riding from Sharon to Brewster…ending at camp! If you wish to make a donation on a rider’s behalf, rider pages can be found here: http://www.firstgiving.com/dreamday/tour-da-cape-2016
We are also now accepting applications to join Dream Day on Cape Cod’s Falmouth Road Race team! Bibs go quick for this race so runners are encouraged to get in touch with us ASAP. Email us at email@example.com or message us on Facebook to apply or for more information.
So much too look forward to!!!
We hope you all had a fantastic winter and are now enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine…summer is coming!
The Hudnalls are all settled into living at camp and have been working tirelessly to get ready for our families. Sessions are filling up and the staff are hired. Make sure to “Like” our Facebook page, if you don’t already, to meet all of our awesome counselors as they are introduced.
Our first event of the season is approaching! Tour da Cape is happening June 2. Tour da Cape is a 100 mile bike ride beginning in Boston and ending right at camp! This event has raised over $150,000 to support Dream Day since it started in 2003. To learn more about the ride or to donate, please visit FirstGiving.
Some of our other event dates are set as well and pages will be updated as more information becomes available.
- Cape Cod Bay Bass & Bluefish Tournament: July 8 & 9
- Falmouth Road Race: August 21
- Dream Day Open Scramble Golf Tournament: September 19
- DreamBIG Yogathon: October 2
Check back soon…the busy season is about to start!
Fresh off another magical holiday weekend! Special thanks to Clarion Inn Cape Cod – owner George Abbott has donated dozens of rooms to our families for over a decade and we are so grateful. This year, 16 families attended and swam and crafted and donut-ed and bowled and smiled and swam some more.
Extra big thanks to Z Donut Co, Nauset High School Key Club, Ryan Family Amusements, and Hearth n Kettle South Yarmouth. Clarion Inn staff was warm and welcoming as ever. And a shout out to Dream Day counselor staff: Steve, Morgan, and Dina volunteered for the weekend and brought the fun.
Sending love to Dream Day families and volunteers near and far this holiday season!
Camp Director Dave has moved to camp and work is in full swing! Camp begins in less than a month and we are SO excited!
Our spring has been chock full of service day facility preparation, program planning, and staff hiring. Just wait until you meet this 2015 staff: top notch!! Stay tuned here to hear directly from Dave about all that he has in store for you!
Looking ahead, expect awesome camp support events over the coming months:
JUNE – the annual Tour da Cape Boston-to-Brewster bike ride occurs June 5th
JULY – the great Cape Cod Bay Bass & Blue Fish Tournament
AUGUST – twenty runners take on the Falmouth Road Race as part of the Numbers for Nonprofits program
and later in the month; ART, WORDS, & WINE – a fabulous event at Cape Cod Museum of Art
SEPTEMBER – Dream Day Open Scramble Golf Tournament at the Ridge Club
OCTOBER – DreamBIG Yogathon held in partnership with Power Yoga of Cape Cod at Cape Cod Sea Camps October 4th
Nun Run 5k run/walk – October 17th in Chatham.
So you can Ride, Fish, Run, Sip, Tee, Om, and Walk for Dream Day!
We are thrilled to announce the hire and appointment of full-time permanent Camp Director David Hudnall. Many families met Dave at this year’s Holiday Weekend.