Community Partners

Camp Holiday Trails highly values our collaborative relationships with the following:

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Camp Association (ACA) – CHT works with ACA to ensure the best practices in camping are applied not just to our camp, but to other camps in our region.  CHT serves in a leadership capacity on the Local Council, serves as a resource for camp accreditation, provides a network for other camps working with special needs and is available as a training site. CHT is an award-winner! http://www.acacamps.org/
  • Camp Kesem – Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. http://campkesem.org/about-kesem
  • Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) – since 2007, CHT and BGF have partnered together to provide service and leadership training opportunities for local builders at Camp.  Projects include new cabins for medical volunteers, accessible bathrooms and more.  Together we have collaborated with funders, secured in-kind donations and multiplied our resources. http://www.buildinggoodness.org/
  • VA Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) – CHT works closely with VHF to provide family camps and youth camps for children with bleeding disorders.  We leverage our fundraising resources; collaborate on grants and program development and more.  http://vahemophilia.org/
  • Association of Camp Nurses  – CHT works to provide best practices for camp medicine to all of our medical staff and ACNA shares our protocols, updates our staff on new research, and advocates for camp medical professionals. http://www.acn.org/
  • Music Resource Center – CHT works with the Music Resource Center to bring local musicians and dancers to Camp to work directly with our special Campers.  We collaborate on grants and program development and more. http://musicresourcecenter.org/
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville – CHT works together with Habitat to provide housing and service opportunities for collegiate and high school alternative break programs. http://www.cvillehabitat.org/
  • Local Energy Alliance Partnership (LEAP) – CHT works together with LEAP to host AmeriCorps NCCC teams who engage in service with both organizations.  CHT and LEAP together provide the projects, housing and support to the AmeriCorps team. http://leap-va.org/
  • Central VA Burn Camp – For close to 20 years, CHT has been home to the annual Central VA Burn Camp and the leaders from the Central VA Professional Firefighters Association. http://www.vaburncamp.org/
  • AmeriCorps NCCC – CHT has worked with AmeriCorps to host an NCCC team on several occasions.  CHT provides projects and housing.  CHT also houses NCCC teams working with other nonprofits. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-nccc
  • Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) – CHT works with DECA to share best practices in providing camps for children with diabetes.  We share medical protocols, participate together in pharmaceutical in-kind donations and more. https://www.diabetescamps.org/
  • Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International (COCAI) – CHT works with COCAI to share best practices in providing camps for children with cancer.  We share medical protocols, participate together in pharmaceutical in-kind donations and more. http://www.cocai.org/
  • Better World Betty/Better Business Challenge – CHT works together with the Better Business Challenge to test and share best eco-practices in camping environment.  We work with other area businesses to share small business tips. http://cvillebetterbiz.org/
  • Center for Nonprofit Excellence – CHT is a charter member of this local nonprofit resource center.  We have CHT staff that work as facilitators and actively advocate for each nonprofit impact in our community. http://www.thecne.org/
  • Epilepsy Foundation of VA – CHT works closely with EFVA to provide camp for children with epilepsy and seizure disorders.  We leverage our fundraising resources; collaborate on grants and program development and more.  http://www.efva.org/
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Hospitals

CHT works with regional hospitals to provide camping opportunities for children with special medical needs including family camp weekends and summer camps.  In addition, CHT partners with medical and nursing schools to provide elective rotations to students and residents interested in learning about caring for the diverse diagnoses of our Campers.

This is a partial list of our current partners:

  • UVA Children’s Hospital, Charlottesville
  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond
  • VCU Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, Norfolk
  • Children’s National Medical Center, DC
  • John Hopkins Hospital, MD
  • Univ. of MD Medical Center, Baltimore
  • Shenandoah University Physician’s Assistant Program
  • Eastern VA Medical University Physician’s Assistant Program
  • UVA and VCU Ryan White Clinics
  • UVA Pediatric Cardiology

 

Civic Groups

  • UVA Mulholland Society – Since 1983, CHT has worked with this medical student organization to organize a 5K fundraiser to send kids with special medical needs to Camp.  The event is designed as a leadership opportunity for 1st and 2nd yr medical students, often introduced to Camp at a service event for incoming medical students head at Camp Holiday Trails late each summer.
  • Many, many UVA student orgs. – Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Project SERVE, Madison House, School of Engineering, UVA Athletics
  • Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville – CHT works with Kiwanis to run the Independence Day 5K Fun Run to benefit Camp.  Kiwanis also work together with CHT to sponsor a cabin at Camp and engage in service at Camp throughout the year.  In the past, Kiwanis members have served on the CHT Board and Property Committee.
  • Knights of Pythias (throughout VA) – almost since the founding years of CHT, the Pythians have adopted several Camp buildings, fundraised to send kids to Camp, served on the Camp Board and more.
  • GE Volunteers – GE works with CHT to provide service opportunities for employees, meet Camp building project goals and help Camp with appliance needs.
  • Optimist Club – The Optimist Club works with CHT and has adopted a cabin and engaged in ongoing service at Camp.  In exchange, CHT has helped advocate for membership and supported the Optimist Club mission.
  • Altrusa Club – The Altrusa Club works with CHT and has adopted a cabin and engaged in ongoing service at Camp.  In exchange, CHT has helped advocate for membership and supported the Altrusa Club mission.
  • Thomas Jefferson Area Lions Club – the Lions have been a long-time supporter of CHT and regularly educate members on our mission.  CHT serves as a member of the Lions and advocates for membership and supports the Optimist Club mission.
  • Rotary Clubs – the Rotary has been a long-time supporter of CHT and regularly educate members on our mission.  In exchange, CHT advocates for membership and supports the Rotary mission.
  • Scouts (Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Order of the Arrow) – Cub scouts utilize CHT as a place to begin their camping experience and Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award projects populate the camp facility. Scouts plan regular service projects at CHT.
  • City of Cville Community Attention Program (CAP) – CHT works with over 600 volunteers and believes in developing an ethic c of service in even our young volunteers.  We partner with the CAP to train and place youth interns at Camp to develop job skills.
  • Ruritan Clubs – the Ruritan has been a long-time supporter of CHT and regularly educate members on our mission.  In exchange, CHT advocates for membership and supports the Ruritan mission.
  • United Way Day of Caring volunteers – CHT has partnered with the UVA Facilities Management Team and the Day of Caring to provide service opportunities for over 100 people on this day each September.  Camp works for weeks in advance to assess needs with UVA Facilities and plan projects for all skill sets.
  • Community Action on Obesity – CHT works with COTF to provide health and fitness opportunities for kids challenged by being overweight.  CHT has planned Family Health & Fitness Camps and serves on the COTF to promote camping and outdoor activities in our community.
  • Newcomer’s Club – CHT works with Newcomer’s to introduce new area residents to service opportunities at Camp and Newcomer’s members serve as volunteers at Camp.
  • Many, many other local and regional civic organizations and churches …

Corporate

  • Baja Bean Restaurant – supports our annual fundraising golf tournament and is an ongoing partner assisting with special events, kitchen staff and more.
  • Charlottesville Radio Group (CRG) – CHT and CRG collaborate to create PSAs for Camp and engage CRG employees in service at Camp.
  • Camp Holiday Trails has also worked with Whole Foods, Jason’s Deli, and many other local and regional companies as together we advance our mission.
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