Kids & Dreams Autism Conferenc





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Kearney

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Volunteer Services

Summary: Sponsor Conference by offsetting cost of speaker Dr. Temple Geandin and Operation Shine Camp

Our goal is to present a conference with a variety of resources, options, and topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Everyone's autism experience is unique and what works for one, may not work for all. Whether you learn something for today or are able to save the information for a later time, we hope you gain something new by attending. We hope by attending you will gain new information that will help an individual with autism progress and help prevent the bullying that occurs when people don't understand the disorder. Conference is held at the Younes Conference Center on August 24th. Rotary members are encouraged to attend and help raise awareness in the community. Extra funds will go toward operating expenses for Operation Shine Camp which is held in June. The camp promotes inclusion for all individuals.

OPERATION SHINE CAMP is a two-day camp for kids ages 7-12 experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The camp is held at the Covenant Cedars Bible Camp near Hordville, NE. The days will include arts/crafts, swimming, fishing, archery, crate stacking, sensory activities and more!

Each Camper has at least one "1-on-1" Dream Big Camper

All Staff & Volunteers have received training in the specific disorders that will be present at camp.

There is nursing staff on-site 24/7.

There are 2 mental health therapists on-site 24/7.

All cabins have handicap accessible full bathroom facilities

To sponsor 1 child costs $300

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Kearney Dawn

Primary Contact: Carol Pelster

Email: carol.pelster@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Kearney Dawn (5630)









Project Supporting Documents

2017-18 MOU

990N 2017

Conference Invoice

Conference Lineup and Schedule

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Carol Pelster

System Entry: Project signed by Carol Pelster.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Carol Pelster

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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