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					Future Camp
   Dates!                                                                                                               Retreat &
Additional dates and locations are pending.
Check the website www.strokecamp.org                                                                                     Refresh
where they will be posted as soon as they
are confirmed.
                                                                                                                       Stroke Camp
Cedar Rapids, IA: April 29-May 1
St. Luke's Hospital, Mercy Hospital of
Cedar Rapids, University of Iowa Hospitals
Camp Courageous of Iowa, Monticello, IA

Tampa, FL: May 20-22
Tampa General Hospital
Lakewood Retreat, Brooksville, FL

Peoria, IL: August 4-7
Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp
Living Springs Camp, Lewistown, IL

Quad Cities: August 26-28
Trinity Health Systems
Camp Menno Haven, Tiskilwa, IL
Peoria, IL: September 9-11
Illinois Neurological Institute
Camp Menno Haven, Tiskilwa, IL                                                                                               March 2011
Peoria, IL: September 16-18
Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp
Living Springs Camp, Lewistown, IL                                                                                           Newsletter
Kansas City, MO: September 16-18
HCA Midwest Health
Heartland Center, Kansas City, MO
                                              Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp




Paducah, KY: September 23-25                                                                                                 Look inside for…
Lord’s Hospital, Western Baptist Hospital,
Medtronic                                                                                                                Camp Dates, a Survivor’s
Lake Barkley Resort, Paducah, KY
                                                                                                                        Story, Events & Fundraisers,
Peoria, IL: October 14-16
                                                                                                                       and a Letter from the Director!
                                                                                425 W. Giles Lane




Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp
                                                                                                    Peoria, IL 61614




Living Springs Camp, Lewistown, IL
Odessa, TX: November 4-6
Medical Center Health System                                                                                                visit our website:
Butman Methodist Camp, Merkel, TX                                                                                          www.strokecamp.org
  Come Cruise With Us                                                       Directors Corner
                                                                   Stroke Camp’s been “cruising along” since 2004                       If you are on Facebook, become a
                                                                   where the first Stroke Camp Circle included 40                       “fan” of Stroke Camp and you
       RETREAT & REFRESH                                           who attended camp. Now we have hundreds in                           will get updates as new camps are
       STROKE CAMP CRUISE                                          our circle who all have the opportunity to enjoy a                   scheduled and other news. Let’s
                                                                   real cruise. The idea for a Stroke Camp cruise                       Socialize.
  Doesn’t spending Valentine’s Day, 2012 in                        was born following a camp weekend in 2007 when
the Grand Cayman Islands sound wonderful?                          someone remarked “camp is almost like a cruise

     You are invited to join Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp
                                                                   where they take care of everything for you, but at
                                                                   camp there’s not the rocking”. That comment
                                                                                                                              Survivor’s Story
for a five night Western Caribbean Cruise. Everyone is             made a huge impact on me and now I’ve got the
                                                                                                                           Driving home from our third year at Retreat &
invited; stroke camp participants, volunteers, family, and         opportunity to fulfill that dream inviting all of you
                                                                                                                           Refresh Stroke Camp near Peoria, IL., Bob and I
friends! Celebrity Cruise Line is holding 100 cabins (19           to join us on a cruise. We have selected Celebrity
                                                                                                                           reflected on the fun, uplifting time we shared with
handicap accessible, first come, first serve) on the Millen-       Cruise and not me to be in charge. Just imagine
                                                                                                                           other stroke survivors and their caregivers from
                                                                   how much fun it will be when stroke survivors,
nium for our group. We will depart Miami on Sat. Feb 11,                                                                   three states.
                                                                   caregivers, and families from all across the nation
2012 for a 5-day trip. We will stop in George Town, Ja-                                                                    Stroke camp is a highlight of our year. We are
                                                                   are together enjoying a trip. While RRSC is spon-
maica and Grand Cayman arriving back in Miami on                   soring the cruise, those attending will participate     the oldest couple. Some have suffered a stroke in
Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2012. On our cruising days              in the typical cruise activities and entertainment.     their 30’s and have young children. My husband,
we will have our own meeting room for socializing.                 We will have an amazing number of activities            Bob, suffered a stroke in 2007 while we were in
                                                                   from which to choose. Details are on the website        Sarasota, FL. After he had a 5 bi-pass surgery
     Depending on your room choice the cost of the cruise          as well as in this newsletter. Let’s sail on!           and great care at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
will range between $500-800 per person double occu-                                                                        He was air lifted to Tampa General Hospital.
pancy, plus airline tickets and one pre-departure night’s                                                                  While there, I read a great article by Marylee
lodging. Our travel agent, Candy Reynolds of Alexander                                                                     Nunley in Stroke Magazine about a stroke camp.
Travel, is taking reservations and coordinating all arrange-
ments, simply call her (800) 448-0817 for a brochure and
                                                                                Pork Chop Fundraiser                       When we returned home I shared with our three
                                                                                                                           sons that we were going to stroke camp the fol-
she will make all flight reservations, transfers, and room                                                                 lowing summer. They were excited for us. From
                                                                  Do you love pork chops? Come support stroke camp
reservations. We are holding a block of rooms for Friday                                                                   the moment we arrived at camp we were greeted
                                                                  at our Pork Chop Fundraiser! It will be held on
night before our Saturday morning departure and transpor-         June 12, 2011 starting at 10:00 in Wal-Mart's park-      by caring, loving volunteers.
tation from the hotel to the ship is included.                    ing lot (located in Washington, IL).                     Stroke camp is so much fun for the survivor and
                                                                                                                           caregiver as we share with others who are experi-
   Sarah Christy is coordinating this for Retreat and Re-
fresh. You can also contact her with general questions. E-
                                                                                       Strike Out Stroke                   encing the same challenges. Bob has aphasia.

mail is sarahsal64@aol.com or phone (309) 264-5612.                                                                        There are creative activities, crafts, music, camp-
                                                                                      This year’s baseball event will be   fire, rock wall climbing, physical activities and
                                                                                      June 26, 2011 at the Peoria          pampering, great food and many surprises.
   Since we will be leaving the country, this trip will require
                                                                                      Chief’s. More on the game and        WOW! We become one big family.
a passport. We will begin to relinquish rooms June 6, 2011                            Stroke Survivor Olympics in the
so if you are interested please sign up as soon as possible.                          next newsletter.                     Lois J. and Bob Sharpe, Lebanon, Indiana

				
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