The year-round camp, located in Scottsville, Kentucky, provides a camping experience for children with life-threatening illnesses that usually would not be able to attend camp due to the costs, as well as the level of care they require.
SingleHop CEO and co-founder Zak Boca, a Kentucky native, recently visited the camp for the first time, according to the press release announcing the donation.
“The entire facility, the children it serves, as well as the people responsible for its success are truly remarkable. I am extremely proud of our company’s success because it allows us to help such an amazing organization,” Boca said in a statement.
Opened in 2008, The Center for Courageous Kids offers two different programs: a traditional overnight camp experience for five nights and six days during the summer or the family retreat option that allows a child’s entire family to spend a weekend together.
The 168-acre campus includes an onsite medical center with helipad, indoor aquatic complex, equestrian riding arena, bowling alley, gymnasium, climbing wall, boating and fishing, dining hall, theater and four camper lodges. The $20 million facility has served 10,000 campers from 32 states and Canada with more than 70 unique and rare diagnoses.
The camp relies solely on donations to continue to provide the camp experience cost-free to children and their families.
“It is because of the generosity of companies such as SingleHop, Inc. that we are able to continue serving children with life-threatening illnesses,” Kim O’Connor, development officer for CCK said in a statement.
“Obviously it always feels good to be able to give to those in need, but this organization is truly something special. We’re trying to plan a company retreat to the camp so every SingleHopper can meet the kids and see the product of their hard work and dedication,” said Boca.
In December 2011, Boca was chosen as an “emerging entrepreneur” by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, recognized for his product and service innovation, overall contribution in the industry, as well as financial success and potential.