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Brief Overview Video

Posted by ppimenta7 on January 23, 2017
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We’re so excited to officially launch the INSPIRE Program, a new program of No Limits Foundation! The INSPIRE Program is a leadership program based on img_9976personal development and community engagement. Participants will work together with a mentor towards completing the program over the course of a year. It is also in conjunction with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award and we’re very proud of this distinction.

The INSPIRE Program is outlined in a packet you can download below or on our website. There is a Step by Step guide in the packet to help you get started. There are two versions of the program available based on age; Junior Leader and Teen Leader. The Junior Leader pathway is for participants aged 5-12. The Teen Leader pathway is for participants aged 13-18. The program is based on six core elements and in each of these elements there are different components and goals. Your mentor, who will be assigned to you by the INSPIRE Program Leader, Cameron Johnson, will help guide you through these components and will be available to you throughout the year.

Document your year! Take photos, gather brochures, posters, business cards, draw photos, or write short stories to remember your experiences. It’s up to you! Be as creative as you wish! Once you’ve completed the program you will show off your successful year and share what you’ve learned at the INSPIRE Fair, which will be at the next camp you attend. So, what are you waiting for?! Get started today!

A little about the INSPIRE Program Leader….. 
Cameron has brought together his physical therapy background and experience in download-4collegiate track and field to enhance the CNL running program since January 2014. Since his first camp, he has become more involved with the advancement of camp and future developments. In addition, he continues to live out the camp mission to educate, empower, and support the CNL family beyond the typical camp sessions. The creation of the INSPIRE Program has ignited that passion further and he has been influential in both I ts development and launching. He will serve as the Program Leader, coordinating the matching of campers and mentors, as well as encouraging participation throughout the year. One of his favorite memories of camp is witnessing the kids strive for excellence and push themselves to their max potential. He is excited to see the amount of personal growth that will develop in the youth and adults involved in this program through mutual participation and community involvement.

Cameron graduated from The College of Brockport-SUNY in 2011 with a BS in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and a minor in Biology. Additionally, he graduated from the University of North Florida with DPT in 2014. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2015. He can be reached at cameron.campnolimits@gmail.com to answer any questions about camp or the INSPIRE program.

We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a $100,000 grant from Hanger Charitable Foundation! These funds will be divided into full or partial scholarships to help many families attend one of our Camp No Limits’ camps. Preference will be given to first-time families but these are funds available for returning families and teen mentors as well.

Thank you to Hanger Charitable Foundation for your continuous support of our Camp No Limits program! Your generosity and commitment has helped many families over the years experience Camp No Limits and their lives are forever changed for it. We’re so proud to have Hanger Charitable Foundation as a supporter for our 2017 season!

A full scholarship is a $1000 value which covers the cost of the camper and one parent. Partial scholarships are also available to help offset the balance of camp fees. These funds are for camp fees only and not travel costs. A separate application is required for a Hanger Charitable Foundation scholarship which you can find on our website or by emailing the Camp Director, Mary Leighton, or the Program Director, Melanie Dash.

Simply complete the quick application and submit to either the Camp Director or Program Director. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to first-time families. You can either snail mail to the camp address, email or upload to your Parent Dashboard. If you chose to upload the application to your online profile, please send an email to the Program Director letting them know where to find the form.

Camp No Limits               Mary Leighton                               Melanie Dash
265 Centre Rd.                 Camp Director                               Program Director
Wales, ME 04280             campnolimits@gmail.com            mel.campnolimits@gmail.com

This is incredible news for Camp No Limits! We’re looking forward to welcoming many new families to our Camp No Limits family in 2017! A list of dates and locations is available on the website along with where to enroll for camp. Please contact us at anytime if you have any questions!

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Camp No Limits was the proud recipient of a Hanger Charitable Foundation grant for $100,000 this year. These funds allowed for new families to experience camp, and supported returning families and our teen mentors as well. We cannot thank Hanger Charitable Foundation enough for their ongoing support and dedication to our program.

Not only has Hanger helped monetarily, but they have also sent their prosthetists to volunteer at camp. These prosthetists have enhanced the camp experience for our campers and their families by providing the opportunity to try running blades, most often, for the first time. Some of our most memorable and exciting camp memories are from watching as campers run around on blades, free, with confidence soaring.

Jon Nottingham is one such prosthetist. He came to our Maine camp in July with a couple of his patients, McCray and Cameron. Together with our physical therapists, Jon made it possible for many of our campers to try running with a running blade. There were many happy faces as a result of Jon’s handiwork. Jon is an incredible addition to our Camp No Limits family and we hope to see him at our 2017 camps!

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Hanger Charitable Foundation supports non-profit organizations that help people with physical challenges live life as fully as possible. In addition to helping Camp No Limits, they’ve supported a variety of other causes including the Haiti Relief fund and also initiatives with the Amputee Coalition. We’re proud to be chosen to benefit from the foundations’ generosity and we look forward to continuing our relationship into 2017.

To see what is made possible through scholarships like those from Hanger Charitable Foundation, check out our video from CNL Maine!

Videography courtesy of another one of our amazing volunteers, Roberto Herrera!

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CNL Maryland 2016

Our 2016 season just wrapped and we most definitely went out with a bang! Camp No Limits hosted 10 successful camps nationwide once again this year. We began our year in Florida and recently finished our camp tour in Maryland with our largest attendance in camp history! Over 250 people joined us to close the season. During 2016 we served over 800 campers (camper and accompanying family members) and over 375 volunteers! Additionally, 81% of our families received full or partial scholarship thanks to our very generous donors.

Camp wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our amazing group of dedicated download-2volunteers. A huge thanks goes out to all the volunteers who joined us this season. You’ve impacted so many lives and we are forever grateful for your incredible contributions! We hope you’ll join us to do all the fun again in 2017!

Camp No Limits was also fortunate to have many wonderful sponsors and individual donors once again. Your contributions have helped to make camp possible for hundreds of campers and their family members. We’re so grateful and appreciative for all you do for our campers and their families. Your support has helped us grow and continue our mission to empower, educate and support those with limb loss and their families! Thank you!

“These campers and their families are the epitome of perseverance and believing in “no limits.” And the passion from the volunteers is nothing like I’ve ever seen. You are all truly amazing. The lessons I have learned personally and professionally will stay with me always and be used in daily life.” — Ronni Martin, CNL Volunteer

As we close out 2016, we look forward to our 2017 season with our hearts full and our eyes focused on growth and continued success. Applications for our 2017 season open today! As camp dates are confirmed, these will be updated on our website. We hope you’ll join us!

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