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September 23, 2023
Newark Sportsman Club
10251 Fox River Dr
Newark, IL 60541

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A retreat for grieving parents

Saturday, October 14th, 2023
The Homestead
611 East Main Street
Plano, IL 60545

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2nd Annual Coletucky Derby

May 6, 2023

The Coletucky Derby was so much fun! It was a great day spent with friends, watching horses run and honoring our children/loved ones gone too soon.

Redbud Creek Spring Planting 

 April 15th, 2023

We had a great time painting flower pots at our Redbud Creek event! New friends were made, stories were shared and a community grown.

Yorkville Mini Golf Event

 February 5th, 2023

Cole’s Camp had a presence at the Yorkville Public Library mini golf event on February 5th, 2023.

Cole’s Camp Fall Family Meet Up

 October 23rd, 2022

Cole’s Camp had a Fall Meetup spending some time with grieving families in the great outdoors. It was a nice afternoon spent connecting and enjoying walks in the woods.

Cole’s Camp Conference

 Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Cole’s Camp hosted our first annual Cole’s Camp Conference for families grieving the loss of a child on Sunday August 28th, 2022. It was a day full of grace, connection, and comfort.

Kane County Cougars Game

Friday 07-29-2022 @ 6:30 pm

We had such a great time at the Kane County Cougars game at the end of July! The weather, food, conversations and community support were all on point! The Cougars didn’t pull out the win, but we created awareness for Cole’s Camp and spread the word about our mission and upcoming events.

Fishing Derby

Saturday 06-11-2022 @ 8:15 am

Gone Fishin’! We had a wonderful morning with great friends for our 3rd annual Cole’s Camp Fishing Derby.

A big thank you to the Newark Sportsmans Club for hosting us and for Dicky’s Bait Shop for helping us with bait and for your generous donation! This was a first-time fishing for some of our friends and we hope they are now hooked.

Coletucky Derby

Saturday 05-07-2022 @ 2:00 pm

Thank you for helping us make our first annual Coletucky Derby a SUCCESS! We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors and everyone that supported us – whether in person or through donations. The afternoon was filled with friendly competition, camaraderie, best dressed, good food, mint julips, hats, photo ops and honoring loved ones! We had so much fun, we decided to do it again next year! SAVE THE DATE for May 6th, 2023.

Redbud Creek Farm

Saturday 04-16-2022 @ 1:00 pm

Thank you Redbud Creek Farm for hosting us and providing the beautiful flowers and dirt for our spring kick off event in April! Also a big thank you to Stephanie Maszak at This Life Counseling, LLC for joining us and for all of your support. Our Redbud event was by invitation only to allow for us to closely connect with grieving families. If you know a family that might like to be included for events like this, please send us an email to add this family to our invite list.

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