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Mission 22Q Dragonfly Forest Scholarship 2021

We will again be offering a $500 Mission 22Q Dragonfly Forest Scholarship for the summer camp in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.

Dragonfly Forest Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is committed to offering a year-round camp experience that allows children with autism and other medical needs the opportunity to have fun and just be kids in a safe and loving environment.

Autism & 22Q Camp

This program serves campers ages 7-15 with 22q Deletion Syndrome and Autism (in specified weeks). Campers get to spend time with other campers with the same diagnosis but also spend time with campers with different diagnoses. During these sessions we follow a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio. Our counselors are equipped with strategies for communication and de-escalation including the use of white boards, timers, picture schedules, and noise-cancelling headphones.

Explorers Camp

This program serves teens and young adults ages 15-24 who are interested in independent life skills. Campers spend part of their day at life skills workshops and the remaining part of the day participating in the fun camp activities. Life skill workshops include cooking, cleaning, laundry, self-advocacy, social media and phone use, teamwork and money management. During this program we follow a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. Our counselors are equipped with strategies for communication and de-escalation including the use of white boards, timers, picture schedules, and noise-cancelling headphones.

   *Your child must have a diagnosis of 22q Deletion Syndrome and your family must be active in Mission 22q.

   *Child must be accepted to attend Dragonfly Forest (proof of acceptance required).

   *Complete scholarship application

   *Write a 200-word essay on how the Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp program will benefit your child.

   *Applicants from Nebraska will have priority but if no one from Nebraska applies we will accept applications           from Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.

We are also pleased to announce that we are adding a second $500 scholarship for the SibShop Camp!  

SibShop Camp - NEW!

Camp Speers YMCA will be offering SibShop Programs for siblings of children with diverse needs.

What is SibShop? SibShop is a program designed for children who have a sibling with special needs. Participants will get to try out traditional camp activities and also have designated time each day to go through the internationally used Sibshop curriculum.

For the kids who attend them, Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal events where they will:

  • Meet other "sibs" or children who are also siblings
  • Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”
  • Learn how other brother and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters
  • Learn about the services their brothers and sisters receive

   *Your child must have a sibling with a diagnosis of 22q Deletion Syndrome and your family must be active with       Mission 22q.

   *Child must be accepted to attend Dragonfly Forest (proof of acceptance required).

   *Complete scholarship application.

   *Write a 200-word essay on how the Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp program will benefit your child.

   *Applicants from Nebraska will have priority but if no one from Nebraska applies we will accept applications           from Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.

You can visit www.dragonflyforest.org for more information about the Dragonfly Forest Summer Camps and dates.

You can email Mission 22Q Presidents Seth and Teri Lutz at president@mission22q.com to receive a scholarship applications or call Anne Stalker at 402-416-5765. We will be accepting applications between May 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021.



The purpose of Mission 22Q is to educate, support and empower the individual, family, medical and educational communities regarding 22Q Deletion Syndrome. Mission 22Q is a support group and non-profit foundation dedicated to making life better for people affected by 22Q Deletion Syndrome by educating the world.

 
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Other Ways to Donate to Mission 22q

Mission 22Q is a United Way of the Midlands organization.  

Please consider designating your United Way donation

to Mission 22Q.

smile.amazon.com

When making any purchase from Amazon, you can go to smile.amazon.com instead and choose Mission 22q as your charity of choice.  The products and prices are the same.  The only difference is that Amazon gives a small portion of the purchase price directly to Mission 22q!  It is free and easy so please help in this way.  Also tell all your family, friends and neighbors to help our families by doing this.  So far we have raised $140.81.  If more families participated that amount could beso much more!! 

tisbest Philanthropy

If you need to give a gift to someone who has everything, consider going to www.tisbest.org.  You can buy them a gift card and they can choose which nonprofit they would like to spend the gift card on~!  We have received $40.00 through this organization.  So if you are interested in doing that, check out the website.  They can choose Mission 22q or a lot of other charities of their choice!  Makes good wedding gifts for those who have it all.  Also for anyone you know who enjoys supporting different causes.  Hopefully we can encourage people to choose Mission 22q as much as possible!

Mission 22q Initial Board of Directors 

Dr. Scott Applegate, Aaron & Brenda Dauel. Mike & Anne Stalker, Teri & Seth Lutz

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