Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marathon Campaign 2011

Camp Paivika is looking for a few people to join our 2011 Marathon Campaign team! We need runners/walkers as well as individuals to help us in our effort to raise $15,000

Through two community events, the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 20, 2011 and the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K on Saturday, April 9, 2011, AbilityFirst hopes to raise $400,000 to support programs and services for people of all ages with physical and developmental disabilities (including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Down syndrome, and other neurological impairments).

Every day participants in AbilityFirst programs run the race to strive for their personal best and with daily inspiration and successes through the programs, they are winning their races.

There are many different ways to help support Camp Paivika in our efforts to raise $15,000:
  • Camp Paivika gladly takes online donations as well as check or money orders (please make checks payable to AbilityFirst and mail to PO Box 3367 Crestline Ca 92325)
  • We need team members to help us fundraise and join us at the Santa Anita Derby 5K. If you're interested in participating with Camp Paivika's Derby Team please contact Cassandra at (909) 338-1102 x102
  • You can participate in our Marathon Campaign Opportunity Drawing by purchasing a raffle ticket. 1 ticket is $5, and 5 tickets are $20. The raffle prize is a cruise for two for up to 10 days on Holland America Line. To purchase a raffle ticket please contact Cassandra at (909) 338-1102 x102
  • Contact your friends and companies to help us get corporate sponsors for the event.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orange County Buddy Walk

This weekend Camp Paivika attended the Orange County Buddy Walk as one of the vendors for the resource fair. It was a great event hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County and had a great turn out. Along with meeting new potential campers and former Camp Joan Mier staffers, I got to meet the guest celebrity, Lauren Potter, from the hit show Glee where she plays Becky! Laren was kind enough to sign a picture to camp and take a picture with me!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mom's Getaway

Hey mom's! It's that time again... registration is now open for the Mom's Getaway weekend at Camp Paivika! This years theme is Mardi Gras Madness! Call Cassandra now to reserve your spot!

For the last 10 years Camp Paivika has been hosting a Mom's Getaway for all moms and caregivers of children and adults with special needs (who aren't paid for their services) as a time for them to relax, rejuvinate, and refresh. This is a great opportunity for moms to come and make new friends, talk to others that have similar situations and learn from them, as well as let their hair down and not worry for 3 days. This weekend isn't just for moms of campers at Camp Paivika, it is open to any mom with a child or adult with a disability. So get your friends togather and come enjoy a weekend in the mountains!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blue Jay Quilt Walk a Huge Success!

A huge thanks goes out to the Willow Woods Quilt Guild and the Blue Jay Business Association for hosting the Second Annual Blue Jay Quilt Walk! This year the auction raised over $5,600 for Camp Paivika!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blue Jay Quilt Walk

Mountain Quilters Cottage

This last weekend the Mountain Quilters Cottage had a fundraiser for Camp Paivika, where 10% of all their procedes of the day went to Camp. Thank you so much Mountain Quilters Cottage and all of its supporters!

Leo Carrillo Beach Trip

This last week a small group of campers had the opportunity to go to Leo Carrillo for a few days of sun and relaxation.

Everyone slept in tents, helped with the cooking and enjoyed smores around the campfire.
Campers made sand candles with sea shells and sand collected from the beach, relaxed, and explored tide pools

Those that wanted went on hikes to explored caves only accessibly during low tide

A big thanks to everyone for helping make this trip a success!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quilt Raffel

Congratulations to Karen Stevens who is the winner of the beautiful quilt that families have seen displayed at drop off all summer! A big thanks to Richard for helping pick our winner!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Here are so more pictures of our adventures at camp. Tonight is the talent show, so stay tuned!
(If you don't see your camper, click the photos section above)**its currently down, but will be fixed tonight**

Monday, August 23, 2010

Session 10

We have had nice warm days here at camp and we are having an awesome time!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

session 9

Sorry for the lack of updates! Camp has been crazy here! Here are pictures from the last 2 days!

Due to the size of the photos, it take a very long time to upload to blogger, so,
Make sure to click HERE for more pictures.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Talent Show

Last night we had an amazing talent show!
We enjoyed the vocal stylings of Sami...
Jenny showed off her moves on the dance floor...
Mark entertained us with his karate moves...
and Jonathan wow'd us with his sword skills!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Session 9, Day 1

Hey everyone! We had a great first day here at camp.
We started things off with a carnival, and ended the night with cabin introductions!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Talent Show/Campfire

Hey everyone. Today was a fun filled day! We had former staffer Thomas come up and extertain the kids with his balloon animal skills! You can check out more of his work in the photo section.

Today we had the camera crew here to get some shots of programs and what we do here at camp. As such, we did "closing campfire" a night early so we could get it on camera. Campers enjoyed smores while watching their new friends perform their talents and listening to everyones pine cone wishes.
Briana sang Happy Happy Joy Joy for us...

Tamar kept us laughing with his comedy act...
and Jordan + crew did the Cupid Shuffle!

The smiles today were amazing!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Color Wars

Last night we have a great time with Paivika Color Wars! Every cabin group was assigned a color and they hade to decorate their float, and compete in many different events! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Camp is so busy!

Sorry for the lack of posting recently! We are so busy here at camp. Yesterday we had an all camp swim, the local firefighters came up to visit and we had a scavenger hunt all over camp last night! Here are some pictures: