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Care Camps Names Tyler Carter as New Development Director

Care Camps, a national non-profit organization that funds medically supervised pediatric oncology camps across the United States and Canada, recently announced Tyler Carter as their new development director. 

Carter previously served as the assistant director of development at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he played a key role in cultivating strategic partnerships, contributing to the foundation’s annual fundraising of over $50 million. He also brings leadership and development experience working with children’s camps through the YMCA.

“We are thrilled to have Tyler join our team and help us to expand our mission and fundraising efforts,” said Gwynn Sullivan, MSN, Care Camps’ executive director. “He is a wonderful complement to our existing talented team and his expertise will be of great benefit to support our existing partners and develop new partnerships.”

Photo courtesy of Care Camps

In 2022, Care Camps raised over $3.5 million to support its mission and fund pediatric oncology camps across the U.S. and Canada, who are all members of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association. Since its inception, Care Camps has raised more than $24 million.

“We are grateful for the established legacy of financial support from our partners within the outdoor industry and other businesses, foundations, and individuals,” Care Camps Board of Directors Chair Wade Elliott stated. “We are confident Tyler will help us leverage and increase our philanthropic goals so more children living with cancer and their families can benefit.”

Care Camps was started by a group of Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campground owners who began fundraising to support pediatric oncology camps in 1984. Private campground owners and operators can participate in and contribute to Care Camps’ efforts by hosting fundraising events, dedicating a percentage of campground revenues to Care Camps, or organizing volunteer opportunities for camp staff to support local oncology camps.

Partnering with Care Camps can provide numerous benefits for private campground owners and operators. These benefits may include increased visibility and community engagement, and opportunities for networking with other industry professionals.

To guide private campground owners and operators in their support of Care Camps’ mission, best practices for partnering with pediatric oncology camps can be followed. This may include seeking advice from other campground owners who have successfully worked with Care Camps, utilizing resources and materials provided by the organization, and maintaining clear communication with Care Camps to align fundraising efforts and ensure that funds raised are efficiently allocated to the cause.

To learn more about Care Camps, join the legacy of giving, and be inspired, visit www.carecamps.org

Care Camps is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible in full or in part. Care Camps of Canada is a registered Canadian Charity.

As a proud supporter of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association, Care Camps continues to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer and their families, thanks to the ongoing support and involvement of campground owners and operators across the United States and Canada.

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February 25, 2024 11:22 pm

Hey, the news about Tyler Carter joining Care Camps is awesome! His personal journey adds a special touch to his role. Exciting times ahead with innovative programs to support kids fighting cancer. Any thoughts on how we can help further?

Linda Harris
Linda Harris
March 25, 2024 1:42 am

What do you think about Tyler Carter joining Care Camps? His background in healthcare and camps is a unique addition, promising growth to help more kids and families facing cancer challenges.


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