• Kane County Cougars Game – July 29th–Purchase Tickets HERE
  • Cole’s Camp Conference – August 28th-Register HERE
  • Feed My Starving Children Packing Event – August 30th

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October 2021

Thanks to Arts on Fire for hosting our pumpkin painting event for grieving families last week! We were able to connect and share memories of our loved ones while painting a pumpkin that we will have for years to come.

August 7, 2021

The 2nd annual fishing derby was such a success this year!  We had a blast!  We had 44 kids participate with a lot of parents helping out. The Newark Sportsman Club was also the perfect setup. They were so great to work with!  It was nice to connect with all the families and spend part of the day together!

July 30, 2021

We had a great night with everyone who came out and enjoyed Cole’s Camp night at the Kane County Cougars Game!  Cori and Brent threw the first pitch to kick off the game.  There was food, fun and laughter!  It was a great game that went to 13 innings, but unfortunately the Cougars lost 9-6. It was fun connecting and meeting with new families and being back together!

March 2020

We had another great hopeful healing yoga event this past Saturday!!!  We enjoy it so much we booked a few more dates for the rest of the year!

October 2019

Fishing is patience and faith just waiting for a nibble!

Cole’s Camp Fishing Derby 2019 was a great success! A beautiful morning spent with families dear to our hearts and collecting memories. A huge thank you to all of those that were a part of making it such a fun day!

St Croix Rods
Diawa Reels
Plano Molding Tackle
Twin Ponds Club

August 30, 2019

In honor of Cole’s 3rd anniversary, 125 people joined together to pack food at Feed My Starving Children.

I won’t let pain turn my heart into something ugly.
I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.
– Christy Ann Martine.

Our hearts are so full as we held our first Hopeful Healing Yoga session. 13 women who have experienced the loss of a loved one gathered for a couple hours of yoga, relaxation, remembrance and fellowship. Thank you to Jessica Mitchell and Living Divina Yoga Studio for inviting us into your space, leading us to joy and offering us grace.


During March Madness, Tara Eagan offered squares with a twist!  She offered:  A chance to win money, Trades of Hope goodies, and a way to empower women out of poverty, trafficking and abuse.
A shout out to Tara for including Cole’s Camp and for your generous donation.  Check out her website!

Lindsey Hamer generously donated her commissions for a party she hosted for Cole’s Camp in April 2019.   Here is a link to her website.  Check it out!  There are a lot of great options!


Many hours were spent preparing for the Superhero Challenge that was held on November 11th, 2018.  Every partner, sponsor, family member, and friend made this event such a huge success!  We are so grateful for everyone’s time and are truly blessed!  We couldn’t have pulled this all together without the partnership of JC Health & Fitness and Go For It Sports Complex!  Josh Chrestman, Mandy Denny, and Justine Brummell were all amazing to work with and we’re so lucky we get to call them friends!  Thank you to all of you who sponsored this event, made donations, bought raffle tickets, attended in person or in spirit, sent prayers or messages of encouragement.  Every single one of them received filled our hearts and together we are making a difference!  Because of all of you, we were able to spend the day remembering our loved ones taken too soon, while raising money to support families who are or will be walking on a path of grief.

On August 30th, 2018, many gathered to help pack food for Feed My Starving Children in Aurora IL.  Every day, at least 6,200 children deal with starvation, but with the help of our incredible volunteers of friends and family, we were able to pack food and make a difference in Cole’s memory.  This is our second event with Feed My Starving Children and it certainly won’t be our last!  We enjoy it so much.  Filling boxes and hearts at the same time!

Maddie Card, a senior at Sandwich High School hosted her 13th annual lemonade stand for charity on August 17, 2018.  With the generosity of the Sandwich and surrounding communities, Maddie was able to raise $800 for Cole’s Camp!  Thank you to everyone who enjoyed an ice cold lemonade on the first day of school.

Cole’s Camp Event at Subway in Sandwich, IL on July 15, 2018.

 Thank you to all who ate breakfast, lunch and dinner with us, as we were able to raise $500 for Cole’s Camp.  This is a community that likes to ‘Eat Fresh!’

Cole’s Camp Event at Culver’s

 in Yorkville, IL on February 27, 2018.

 With your help we were able to raise $700 for Cole’s Camp!  It was a HUGE success and we had great community support.

 Thank you to all that made it out to support Cole’s Camp!

Cole’s Camp Packing Event at Feed My Starving Children
In Aurora, IL on August 31st, 2017.
Cole’s Camp was joined by 135 volunteers at Feed My Starving Children on the first anniversary of his passing. These generous volunteers celebrated Cole’s legacy by packing nutritious meals for children around the world. Together, we remembered Cole and helped impact the lives of kids in need.