Please watch this short video from Doc about SOAR Summer Camp!
That’s right, SOAR is excited to announce that we will be hosting SOAR Party at Your House – a virtual camp! It will be July 20-24, 2020 and will consist of about two and a half hours of video programming that your camper can do anytime through the day PLUS each camper will have the opportunity to have a 30 minute Zoom session each day with fellow campers their age in a fun, interactive atmosphere with some of our fun camp volunteers! We are also very excited to announce that for the first time ever, SOAR Camp will be available in both english and SPANISH!!!!
Our video programming will include both sensory and loud welcomes that our campers have grown to love, as well as singing and music from Uncle Charlie and Value by God, crafts, games, sensory, fitness by Jacob’s Ladder Special Needs Fitness, story time and much more! We will have fun in our interactive time with some special things like scavenger hunts, karaoke, and dance party, plus many more amazing things!
IF you had previously registered for our SOARing for Gold Summer Camp, PLEASE do NOT re-register! We will be sending you an email with information on how you can switch your registration and get a refund or donate the difference as a tax deductible donation. We will do SOARing for Gold in 2021 since the Olympics got postponed as well!
So what does this mean for volunteers? We will still need volunteers both now and during the camp! Right now we especially need help with people who can record videos, do video editing, or maybe you want to film a skit with your family that would go along with one of our lessons (the skit is already written and will be provided to you), or help us in sorting and packing t-shirts to ship to the campers, and then we need help translating all of our videos into Spanish. We would like to ask all of you to help us out by completing this volunteer survey to see how you can help us out! Just click HERE!
Please share this with your family and your friends! Invite your entire church to attend! This camp is now OPEN to the entire WORLD – let’s make this party go GLOBAL!!!
We do fully understand that a virtual camp is not the right answer for all of our friends and we are truly sorry for that. We have to do what we feel is best for the majority of our friends and we are actively working on programming that might be a good option for those families. We also know that many of you will be disappointed that we won’t have an in-person camp, but we still need you to help us with the following items!
Join SOAR in sharing a Virtual Hello to our SOAR participants by sending us short videos for either specific SOAR participants telling them how much you miss them and you can not wait to see them again or a general one to our friends letting them know that you miss them and can’t wait to see them again! Please make videos in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) layout and upload them HERE!
SOAR is evaluating how to create a virtual SOAR R&R respite night for our participants and we would love to give them a loud or sensory welcome! We also need this for our Virtual Camp! We are wanting to put together a short video clip of as many of our volunteers as possible cheering for the participants. We would love for you to send us a 15 second video clip of you cheering loudly and jumping up and down with excitement like the Chiefs just won the Superbowl as well as a 15 second video clip of a sensory cheer with jazz hands and jumping up and down with excited faces (so vocal cheering or clapping). Please film the videos in landscape (horizontally). Email your video clips to lauraz@soarspecialneeds.
Do you like watching short videos online? Our SOARing with Talent virtual talent show is coming in June and we need a group of volunteers to help us approve/review videos for it. It’s simple, watch the video, make sure it’s family friendly and the audio/video is good to go and your done! If you are able to assist with this, please email paigew@soarspecialneeds.
Did you know we have a new SOAR Volunteer Group Facebook page just for you? Please join it! This is where we will be posting the latest needs and will have an easy avenue to communicate with you! SOAR with us today! Would you be interested in getting shirts made for you with this logo on it? Let us know on the page!
Join us for our next FREE Zoom Talk with Doc webinar on Friday, June 5, at Noon CST. Join Doc Hunsley from SOAR and Disability Ministry Leaders from all over the country for Disability Ministry: How to Lead in the New Normal! Our panel will discuss how to lead post #StayAtHome and how to reopen your ministry. Our panel of leaders includes Beth Golik, Bronwyn Murphy, Michelle Maris, Whitney Peper and Ryan Wolfe and they will be ready to help answer your questions!
We will be taking your questions live via the chat on Zoom and through Facebook Live comments on the SOAR Facebook page. Registration is required for the Zoom webinar, you can register by clicking HERE. Please share this with your families and friends! You can submit your questions ahead of time by emailing doc@
IT’S COMING!!! Click they picture above to see the promo teaser for SOARing With Talent, a virtual talent show! Everyone start rehearsing and get your act ready! More information coming soon! The curtain rises at the end of June! We are looking for small business to become sponsors! If you are interested, please email paigew@soarspecialneeds.
We are looking for individuals who want to partner with SOAR and assist us in making our dreams become a reality! If you are able and can partner with us financially, you can donate to SOAR by clicking HERE. We are praying for 45 more Friends of SOAR who will faithfully support SOAR on a monthly basis. Even $5 per month would be a blessing! Remember that there is no US without U! Don’t forget to pick SOAR as your charity on AmazonSmile! And pick SOAR for your Facebook birthday charity!
We are so excited to partner with you and can’t wait to #PartyAtYourHouse!
Come SOAR with us!