Camp Woodchuck 2017

Ahoy, matey! As the school year comes to an end, things are ramping up here at Rainbows. Summer is near, meaning preparation for Camp Woodchuck 2017 is well underway.  This year, Camp is all about pirates! Rainbows’ Kids’ Cove location will undergo a transformation into Pirates’ Cove, with a Treasure Island theme. Adventure awaits those […]

Meet Jenna

With your donation, Rainbows can continue to help more than 3,500 local children like Jenna learn to walk, talk and succeed – revealing each child as an original work of art like no other. The piece below was written by Jenna’s mother: Jenna is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and epilepsy.  In her first year, one of […]

The Best of 2016

What fun we have had over the last 12 months, creating weekly blogs for our followers!  Our goal was to provide useful information and resources as well as share the news and excitement happening at Rainbows, and we hope we have accomplished just that. In case you missed them, we compiled a list of the […]

Megan McCumbers

Megan McCumbers was born prematurely, three months later she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. For the 15 years since then, she has been receiving services through Rainbows, starting with in home Infant/Toddler Services and then moving to center based services, like Latch Key and Camp Woodchuck. During this time, she has also been diagnosed with […]

Camp Woodchuck

From President Deb Voth Rainbows’ Camp Woodchuck started June 1, 2016 and runs through July 29. Camp Woodchuck is a summer recreational and leisure day program for children and youth ages 5 to 21 years who have some fairly significant disabilities or restricted mobility. This summer we have more than 100 participants. Children and young […]

Camp Woodchuck

Coming into an organization like Rainbows United as a camp staffer can be very overwhelming. It sure was for me. But after only a week, I have learned more about children with special needs than in my entire life, while also having fun. My name is Justin. I’m a student at Wichita state University, and […]

Camp is meant to be experienced

As Volunteer Coordinator, my main duties and responsibilities when it came to Camp were soliciting businesses for in-kind donations for event needs, coordinating volunteers to assist and provide extra engagement in camp activities, and helping to facilitate choir trips to be as smooth as can be- whatever help that may be. Going into Camp, I […]

Camp Woodchuck 2015

Another fun-filled summer at Camp Woodchuck is underway! The 2015 theme is “Rainbows Got Unique Talent” giving campers the opportunity to show off their gifts and skills. “Camp is an incredible time for both our campers and staff,” said Lark Walker, Family Support Supervisor. “When we get to see a campers face light up because of […]

Camp Woodchuck Fashion Show

On Thursday, June 26, Camp Woodchuck was buzzing with excitement. The Fashion Show day had finally arrived and the campers could not wait to strut their stuff on the runway. Xenon International Academy provided hair and makeup services to transform each child into their character of choice. The faces of children became Indians, various animals, […]