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Camp One Step provides free programs serving kids with cancer and their families, bringing them happiness, joy, connection, and support. Our gala is a special evening to celebrate this mission and feature our campers throughout an entertaining program. The event is a 1-hour program hosted by campers. 

We have packages available for individuals or groups to watch the program and make your evening truly special with dinner, drinks, and more! Click the button below to learn more about hosting a dinner or party. We also have a mini party pack, perfect for individuals or couples! Limited dinner parties available so reserve today!

View Packages

The program will be free for supporters, camper families, and volunteers to watch from ANYWHERE on Saturday, November 6th at 7:00 PM CT. Viewers can also bid on auction items, help us send kids to camp with Campership donations, and hear directly from our camper families. Last year, we had over 800 people stream the program and raised over $385,000.  

 

Pictures below from our 2020 virtual gala (formerly known as Flight)

The Party Package

Ideal for those that would like to casually host a large group and customize the evening [ $1,500 ]

Here is what is included:

  • Concierge service to support preparation and planning. Email or call us to help figure out where to order food from, how to set-up the program on your TV, help selecting wines, creating the signature cocktail, or anything at all! We are here! 
  • $300 Visa credit to order food of your choice the evening of the gala
  • Large tote bin with Camp One Step logo filled with sweet treats, special camp items like a picnic blanket, and a few of our stuffed animals of the year
  • Balloons, photo backdrop, and photo props to capture all of the gala moments! 
  • Recipe for the signature cocktail and cocktail accessories
  • Program books to have all of the event details 
  • 10 raffle tickets entries to win 2 tickets to The Magic Parlour at The Palmer House in Chicago!
  • Logo on event website

Let us provide magic for your camp gala! 

Check out the Mini Party Pack [$150] if you are a party of two.


Registration Deadline is October 22nd!

A La Carte

We partnered with some amazing companies to offer you additional options to make your party a night to remember. Order by October 31st.

 

    

Order Wine

Enjoy wine delivered to your door! Order from Wine Insiders and use the code COS35 for 35% of your purchase to be donated to Camp One Step.  Get 20% Off + 35% of Your Purchase Goes to Camp One Step!

 

    

Order a Cheese Tray

Order a cheese tray from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. and 30% of your purchase will be donated to Camp One Step. 

 

 Order a Centerpiece

Order the Mauve bouquet from Flowers for Dreams to enjoy a table centerpiece that beautifully matches our purple theme! 

 

 

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Make a Campership Donation

Give the gift of camp to empower kids with cancer.

$1,000 | Sponsors 1 child for a week of in-person camp

$500 | Sponsors 1 child to participate in a virtual program

Champions

Help our cause by creating your own fundraising page today!

Your individual fundraising page allows you to share your story and set a goal. The funds you raise will help make our mission a reality!

Richard Schwebel Family Award

Camp One Step is proud to share a long and meaningful partnership with The Schwebel Family and The Jeffrey Schwebel Foundation, which has enthusiastically supported our mission to send children to camp for more than 19 years. The Jeffrey Schwebel Foundation was created in 2001 by Scott Schwebel and Monica Schwebel Orr, with the support of their family, to honor the memory of their brother Jeffrey, a childhood cancer survivor and former Camp One Step camper and counselor. Jeffrey first attended camp in 1979 at the age of twelve, where he was able to continue to pursue his love of sailing thanks to the camp's programs.

Since it's inception, The Jeffrey Schwebel Foundation has generously donated more than a half million dollars to Camp One Step. Today, Scott and his wife Ali are currently managing the Foundation. Jeffrey's father, Richard Schwebel, served as a distinguished Board Member for our organization. Following Dick's death in 2014, our organization created the Richard Schwebel Family Award to honor his life and this family's long-standing philanthropic association with Camp One Step. 

The 2021 recipient of The Richard Schwebel Family Award is Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation

The Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation, established in 1985, supports numerous charitable interests in the Chicagoland area including the arts, children/youth services, education and human services.  Steven Anixter (President) and his sister Joann Anixter Silva (Vice President) have been long time advocates of Camp One Step and have visited camp programs on multiple occasions.  More recently, the younger generation of the Anixter Family have expressed interest in learning more about our virtual and in-person programs, thus continuing their legacy of support and advocacy for our mission.   In total, the Foundation has awarded $300,000 to Camp One Step since 2006.  In addition, the Foundation helped support the construction of the Soderquist Lodge located at Conference Point Center, with a bedroom named in honor of the Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation in 2018. 

 

"To visit camp and see the joy and excitement from staff, counselors and especially the campers has always given us a strong emotional feeling in seeing how our foundation can help kids enjoy their lives. The Foundation is honored to be the recipient of the 2021 Richard Schwebel Family Award."

 

Hospira Foundation Award

The Hospira Foundation was the philanthropic affiliate of Hospira, Inc., which was acquired by Pfizer Inc. in September 2015. As an Illinois corporation, Hospira was looking to partner with charities based in Chicago and whose missions are centered around pediatric cancer. In 2015, our organization was awarded a grant from the Hospira Foundation to help sponsor Chicago area children to attend our Summer Camp and Winter Camp programs through 2025. At that time, we established the Hospira Foundation Award, which recognizes businesses or individuals who have provided outstanding support to our organization.

The 2021 recipient of the Hospira Foundation Award is Tip of the Hats. 

Tip of the Hats is an annual fundraising event streamed online and supported by a group of friends originating from the Team Fortress 2 gaming community. Founded in 2013, it has since raised over $1.3 million for Camp One Step.

"Tip of the Hats chooses to support Camp One Step because we believe the unique environment they provide is very important in the often neglected mental healing process. Their programs provide kids with a much needed reprieve from the challenges they face. Additionally, we believe supporting these kids and families currently faced with a cancer diagnosis is just as important as funding research efforts.

Working with Camp One Step through the years has been an extremely pleasant and unforgettable experience, and the entire Tip of the Hats team greatly appreciates all of the support they provide to make our shows such a success."

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