CHAMP Camp is a private, non-profit organization funded by the generosity of individuals and corporations, grants from foundations, and through special events. Campers have the freedom to explore the many facets of the outdoor environment by participating in activities that include fishing, boating, canoeing, creative arts, swimming, horseback riding, and nature study. Each camper sets his own goal and pace. Many of the campers have unique physical challenges so CHAMP Camp is a community where victories, big and small, are celebrated! Campers build faith in themselves and trust in others… and it’s where accomplishments happen because of imagination and motivation. Counselors are healthcare professionals, such as nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, child life specialists, teachers, recreation professionals, and physicians. At camp, they are also friends and mentors. CHAMP Camp is held in mid-June at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN.
Teachers’ Treasures began in 2000 when a former teacher and retiring principal had a dream of a free school supply store funded by businesses and citizens in the community. She observed during her years in education how learning was stunted and self-esteem lowered when students did not have adequate resources. Teachers’ Treasures, a free store for teachers in grades K-12, collects unwanted school supplies and surplus merchandise and distributes them to teachers. For a minimal annual fee, teachers of qualifying schools are able to “shop” free of charge once per month. No value limits are put on the items they select. On average, 600 teachers shop each month, taking over $350 worth of supplies back to their classroom. In the past 11 years, Teachers’ Treasures has distributed over $25 million dollars in supplies to teachers in Central Indiana. Teachers utilize these items in their classrooms for projects or to distribute to their students. Bring your donation items to the Information & Hospitality Booth, in the AOTA Registration Area, at the Indiana Convention Center.