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Jabberwocky Charity Event

Hyannis Anglers Club is Happy to announce that it will be hosting a Charity Fishing Event to benefit Camp Jabberwocky on Martha’s Vineyard.  http://campjabberwocky.org/  This event will be chaired by club members Charlie and Karen Gadbois whose daughter Marie attends the camp each summer. 

The event is  scheduled for Friday, July 1 and is a One Day Bass and Bluefishing Tournament and will conclude with an awards dinner at the club that evening.  The club needs your help to make this a successful event and hope you will get involved. Captain's meeting Thursday June 30, at the club.

Here are ways that you can get involved:

  • Donate your boat – agree to captain your boat in the event – you will be asked to supply a mate, all the fishing gear, lunch and a great day on the water for your guests.  We are looking for 15 boats to participate and are asking for boats 28’ or larger.   Click Here to Donate Your Boat

 

  • Participate – if you are interested in fishing in the event please sign up – it is sure to be a fun time and  Fishing should be at a peak then.  Click Here to Sign Up to Fish

 

  • Help with the event – there will be lots to do to make this a successful event – we will need volunteers to help with things such as check in, silent auction, raffle and merchandise.  To help please e-mail fishjabberwocky@gmail.com

 

  • Spread the word – this will be our second year supporting this cause, so we need to get the word out and promote it – please help by liking us on Facebook and sending along this information to anyone and everyone you know who might be interested.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1582155862058579/

 

 

If you would like to contact our Chair please do so here fishjabberwocky@gmail.com

 

We hope you will help make this a great event both for the Club and Camp Jabberwocky.

The following contains some information about Camp Jabberwocky.  

Camp Jabberwocky is the oldest sleepaway camp for people with disabilities in America. It was founded in the summer of 1953 by Helen "Hellcat" Lamb and her first volunteer Ursula. They brought a group of five children with Cerebral Palsy to their campground cottage in Oak Bluffs. The campers paid $15 a week if they could afford it and nothing if they couldn't and everyone had the time of their lives!

 

For the last 63 years, Camp Jabberwocky has been going strong with Hellcat’s mission to provide campers with a week of adventure, friendship, and a break from the routine of their day to day.

 

It cost about $1450 a week for each camper to attend Camp Jabberwocky. Campers pay what they can afford, and no one is ever turned away because of their inability to pay.

 

The camp is completely run by volunteers. The session Directors, counselors, program staff and doctors are all volunteers...every single one of them! Our volunteers keep coming back year to year because of the connection they make with our campers, last season only 14 out of 150 volunteers were new to Camp Jabberwocky.

 

Camp Jabberwocky is one of the few places where age doesn’t matter for people with disabilities and their families. Our campers have been coming since they were kids and the camp has no age limit. One of the original five campers still attends camp today. It was his 62nd summer last year.

 

Where do your donations go?

Your donations go to help create and sustain the many activities that enrich our campers experience. Activities include: yoga, dance, music, art, sports, gardening, cooking, the camp play, dances, the PROM, local concerts and outings, horseback riding, daily beach trips, mini golf, boat trips, cook-outs, drumming on the beach, the agricultural fair, bi-planes, 4th of July parade, the fishing derby, and going out to ice cream to name a few!

 

Camp Jabberwocky needs $450,000 a year to run camp and so we depend on the generosity of the community to help keep the campers coming. Please make a donation. Your gift in any amount helps to cover the day-to-day expenses of operating the camp and accommodating the special needs of our campers. Its tax deductible, Camp Jabberwocky is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.