Laura and Leo tell their story

It was 1988 and after 2 weeks in the NICU, Laura was sent home with her parents, Jane and Randy who were completely unprepared on how to help their daughter. Laura was born with cerebral palsy and visual impairment. When Laura was 5 months old, a friend told them they needed to call Rainbows. The […]

A story of transformation

Congratulations to Rainbows’ youth, Stormy Endevoets. Stormy was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Youth Award at this year’s InterHab Art and Awards event. Stormy was awarded winning artwork by Tyler Moore, also served through Rainbows. Stormy is pictured with her award – hanging wind chime artwork by Tyler; Amber Rosenthal, Direct Support Professional; Tiffany Graf, Family […]

Tiffany Graf

This week is the last week of Camp Woodchuck 2021.  Memories were made, lifetime bonds created, and our Rainbows’ youth spent a summer filled with new experiences, fun and magic! Morgan Weber, Direct Support Professional with her Camper, Judah: We went to the zoo and he loved it! The water and ducks were probably his […]

Helping youth through change and transition

“Rainbows is a part of every aspect of our lives,” said Jeannie, Caleb’s mother. “They’ve been there for us since Caleb was a 3-year-old with an autism diagnosis and it’s such a relief they’re still there for us now.” Jeannie’s aunt, Susan Bliss, is a Direct Support Professional at Rainbows. When Jeannie needed help, Susan […]

Tiffany Sallee, Assistant Camp Director

A normal summer day for Tiffany Steinbacher Sallee, Assistant Camp Director at Camp Woodchuck, is filled with coordinating staff and camper scheduling, planning day-to-day activities for campers, creating schedules for activities, planning big events such as the fashion show, talent show, and art show, helping staff with ideas for working with campers, interacting with kids […]

Youth with Special Needs Form Bonds with Innovative Summer Staff

Camp Woodchuck’s theme this summer is “Ride the Wave” and we are excited to announce we have 46 Campers riding the wave into a fun summer experience! We are providing an In-home Camp experience where each Camper has a Camp Counselor that goes to the family’s home with a backpack full of supplies, activities, energy […]

Camp Woodchuck

By Tiffany Graf, Family Support Services Assistant Coordinator and Camp Director The Voices of the Rainbow Choir is made up of all the campers and staff of Camp Woodchuck. The campers have great personalities that shine when they perform. This year Camp planning staff chose three songs for the campers and staff to sing: “Fight […]

A Camp Employee Perspective

Riley McGinn spent her summer working on staff at Rainbows’ Camp Woodchuck. Though she expected to have an impact on the children at Camp, she discovered she was the one who walked away with greater perspective after all. “These kids are so special for so many reasons, and I think that there are a lot of […]

Wrapping up Camp Woodchuck 2017

-Written by Candace Staker, Rainbows’ Family Support Services Coordinator A’hoy everyone! We have officially closed up Camp at Pirates’ Cove for the summer and have returned to Kids’ Cove. But, boy do we have stories to share! The ship is docked and all the little pirates will soon be returning to school with memories of, what […]

July 2017

Camp Woodchuck, a program of Rainbows United, is a full day Camp for children ages 6 to 21 years who have significant developmental challenges and runs for 9 weeks during the summer. It is now in full operation with105 children enrolled. In 44 days of Camp, the children and youth will perform 7 Choir performances for […]