Camps For Kids Wins Philly Award

Camps For Kids Wins Philly Award

Website Wins First Place in the under $3-Million Category

KANSAS CITY, November 14, 2019. Camps For Kids was honored to receive a 2019 Philly Award last night. The organization won the first-place award for their website in the nonprofit communications category. This year Nonprofit Connect, the group behind the Philly Awards, received nearly 200 entries from over 100 nonprofit organizations.

Camps For Kids works to assure no Kansas City area child will be turned away from summer camp because of low income, or physical or developmental disabilities. The Camps For Kids camp network includes 20 camps which serve children from 5 to 18 years of age with disabilities including children with spina bifida, cancer, neuromuscular diseases, diabetes, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and/or physical challenges, chronic kidney disease, congenital heart disease, children in foster care and/or children in financial need.

“We were thrilled to receive a Philly Award!” said Camps For Kids Executive Director, Regina A Weir. “Our website serves as a window into the rewarding and enriching work we get to do in service to so many remarkable camps and the wonderful children they serve from the Kansas City area. We are so proud to showcase what we do and who we have supporting the organization through our website.

The Awards were presented at the 2019 Philly Awards celebration, sponsored by Bank of Blue Valley and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, on Wednesday, November 13 at the Vox Theatre.

Gragg Adverting, located in the River Market District of Kansas City, designed, developed and hosts the Camps For Kids website.

About Us

Camps For Kids is a Kansas City based non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged and special needs youth experience the wonders and the benefits of summer camp. Founded in 1980, Camps For Kids will provide critical funding for 20 summer camps in 2019.

About the Philly Awards

The Philly Awards celebrate local nonprofits driving social change through outstanding achievements in communications and marketing. Nonprofit Connect’s signature contest “enhances the image of nonprofit organizations and elevates the professionalism of nonprofit communications in our community,” according to a recent Philly Award winner.

The fifteen award categories include Annual Report, Newsletter or Magazine, Marketing Campaign, Identity Campaign, Informational Brochure, Special Event Invitation, Special Event Campaign, Fundraising Appeal, Short Video, Medium Video, Long Video, Website, Social Media Campaign, Social Media Brand Management, and Media Relations Campaign. All entries are evaluated by a judging panel of local marketing experts in the nonprofit and for-profit industries. Award winners were honored at the Philly Awards celebration on November 13 at Vox Theatre. Best in Show and People’s Choice were also awarded, as well as Best In-House, an award that recognized those entries created without the assistance of a creative agency.



“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”


“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”


“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”


“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”


“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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