What is the 2024 Coalition, and what can it do?
Camp Oak Hallows is coalition-building, bringing together individuals and organizations to enact big change. Youth and students can join for free with this Google Form, or by contacting COH through any social channel or by email. Adults, businesses, and social advocacy groups can bring to the table their motivation and passion for the accessible and equitable future, ready to collaborate and lead focused Cause Projects.
Active Prospective Coalition Recruitment and Grants
20-539 “Computer Science For All” with National Science Foundation
ED-GRANTS-011223-001 “Technical Assistance for Parent Centers” with Department of Education
LUXEM-PDS-FY23-05 with US Embassy in Luxembourg to establish foreign exchange program
LUXEM-PDS-FY23-01 with US Embassy in Luxembourg “Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions”
HHS-2023-ACF-ORR-ZU-0008 “Residential (Secure) Services for Unaccompanied Children” with Unaccompanied Alien Children Program
HHS-2023-ACL-NIDILRR-DPTB-0000 with DHHS and Administration for Community Living
PAR-23-103 “Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes” with Mental Health Research Grants
PD-SEOUL-FY23-01 with US Embassy in the Republic of Korea to establish foreign exchange program
SFOP0009334 “Project to create and foster a supportive community for secondary school-age youth to challenge harmful gender norms” with Office of Global Women’s Issues
SFOP0009335 “Global Girls Climate Coalition: A project to build a movement of girl-centered climate action” with Office of Global Women’s Issues
VA-SAHAT-23-08 with VA Loan Guaranty Service “Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program”
Each Team is responsible for an aspect of development, such as SOUNDCASTLE, the combined Arts and Athletics effort for cutting-edge stadium facilities and programming.
Read below about development plans and focused Cause Projects that you and your organization or business could take on. Let’s get to work.
UNDERSTANDING THE SUPPORT TIERS
MORADO: Name engraved in a pathway brick
INDIGO: Receive a limited-edition Coalition tshirt celebrating the Grand Opening
AZUL: Invitation to Grand Opening weekend in 03/2024
VERDE: Engraved dedication plaque on a small area (bench, gate…)
AMARILLO: Engraved dedication on medium area (garden, gazebo…)
NARANJA: Engraved dedication plaque on large area (pavilion, trail, study…)
ROJO: Engraved dedication plaque on small structure (cabin, hall/wing…)
Morado, Indigo, and Azul recognitions are “stackable,” but donations of greater amounts do not accumulate recognitions through the tiers. Donors of over $1000 (exceeding the Rojo tier) are asked to choose a Cause Project to support. These are focused areas of development laid out in phases.
Read the 10 Year Plan.
Direct, one-time contributions of up to $1000
-MORADO (For donations of $8-$24.99)
-INDIGO (For donations of $25-$149.99)
-AZUL (For donations of $150-$299.99)
-VERDE (For donations of $300-$499.99)
-AMARILLO (For donations of $500-$799.99)
-NARANJA (For donations of $800-$999.99)
-ROJO (For donations of $1000)
Contact us at email@example.com if you wish to give more than $1000
and choose a specific Cause Project to sponsor
Gifts under $8 still land your name on the Supporters list, but do not earn a physical recognition marker on-Camp. See below for details about Support tiers.
tier 1: first priority construction
LAND & GROUNDS: 500-1000 ACRES EAST OF SAN ANGELO + NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO; NO PUBLIC WATER BODIES
INFRASTRUCTURE: MAN-MADE LAKE, RIVER, PONDS; SURFACE ROADS; MARK OUT FUTURE BUILD SITES; TUNNEL NETWORK
GREEN ENERGY (SOLAR + WIND + HYDROELECTRIC[?]); WATER RECLAMATION; PERIMETER + INTERIOR SECURITY INTERCOM
HEADMASTERS’ MANSION: PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF LONG-TERM FULL-TIME STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION
HAVEN II: MAIN OFFICES OF ORGANIZATION, RESIDENCES OF ON-CALL STAFF; REGULAR INTAKE AND CHECKOUT; INFIRMARY
THE HEARTH: PRIMARY KITCHENS; FIRST ACCLIMATIZED DORMITORY; SEPARATE GLUTEN FREE AND TEACHING KITCHENS
PLATFORM TENT + SCREENED CABIN NEIGHBORHOOD: NON-ACCLIMATIZED SHORT-TERM HOUSING; SHOWERHOUSE
tier 2: SECOND priority PROJECTS
THE HIVE: MAIN LIBRARY; SECONDARY ACCLIMATIZED DORMS; SHOWERHOUSE; FIRST COMPUTER LABS AND CLASSROOMS
BEACH COTTAGES NEIGHBORHOOD: 1-4 RESIDENT OCCUPANCY, IN-UNIT BATHROOM AND KITCHENETTE; OVERLOOK LAKE
THE WAREHOUSE: MASS/BULK STORAGE OF DONATIONS (ESPECIALLY CLOTHING AND FURNITURE, NON-PERISHABLES)
THE FIREHOUSE: EMERGENCY INTAKE AND LARGER ON-SITE MEDICAL FACILITY
THE BOAT HOUSE: MULTI-PURPOSE EVENT AND GATHERING SPACE ON LAKE; BOAT LAUNCH; WATER EQUIPMENT STORAGE
tier 3: THIRD priority PROJECTS
AQUATICS CENTER: INDOOR POOL; FIRST INDOOR WEIGHT ROOM; 1-2 OCCUPANCY DORMS; SHOWERHOUSE
REC HOUSE: GAME ROOM/ARCADE; 1-3 OCCUPANCY DORMS; LAUNDRY FACILITY; SHOWERHOUSE; MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS
ATHLETIC PARK MASS PROJECT: FOOTBALL+TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS STADIUM WITH FIELDHOUSE OFFICES AND LOCKER ROOMS; SOCCER FIELD; BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL DIAMONDS; BATTING CAGES; BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, TENNIS COURTS; OVERSIZED PAVILION; SAND VOLLEYBALL PITS; BOCCE, BOWLING, AND SHUFFLEBOARD; SKATE PARK, BIKE TRACK; ACRO AND TUMBLING GYMNASIUM; GAGA PIT; GAZEBO; EQUIPMENT SHED AND SNACK SHACK
THE SUBURBS NEIGHBORHOOD: TINY HOUSES WITH 1-4 OCCUPANCY, IN-UNIT BATHROOMS AND KITCHENETTES
THE TREEHOUSES NEIGHBORHOOD: ELEVATED NON-ACCLIMATIZED BUNKHOUSES SPANNING OVER “RIVER”; ADA RAMPS
ROPES COURSE: NEAR AND OVER “RIVER”; HIGH AND LOW CHALLENGE COURSES; WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE COURSE
FINE ARTS CENTER: STADIUM-STYLE BUILDING OF CLASSROOMS/WORKSHOPS ON CONCOURSE SURROUNDING ENCLOSED AUDITORIUM; BLACK BOX THEATER; SOUND-PROOF PRACTICE ROOMS; RECORDING STUDIO(S); TEACHING SALONS
tier 4: FOURTH priority PROJECTS
THE LIGHTHOUSE: MULTI-PURPOSE GATHERING SPACE; SPIRALING EXTERNAL RAMP TO TOP FLOOR OBSERVATORY; ON LAKE
OLD WEST TOWN AND LINCOLNVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD: TWO-PART MIXED-USE COMMUNITY OF MOCK OLD SOUTHERN RAILROAD TOWN SQUARE; GROUND-FLOOR WORKSHOPS/MULTI-PURPOSE SPACES + 2ND FLOOR ACCLIMATIZED 1-3 OCCUPANCY DORMS; SHOWERHOUSE; LAUNDRY FACILITY; DINER + HANGOUT “SALOON”; 4-6 OCCUPANCY LOG CABINS
AGRICULTURAL PARK MASS PROJECT: CANINE, EQUESTRIAN, FELINE, AND SMALL LIVESTOCK BARNS; APIARY AND AVIARY; BAT HOUSE; OPOSSUM DEN; GARDENS, ORCHARDS, PASTURES; CLASSROOM AND ANIMAL TRAINING AREAS; CLUBHOUSE AND OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE; VEGAN FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT; PRODUCT PROCESSING WORKSHOPS; BARN HOUSE RESIDENCE (<10 OCCUPANCY) WITH SHOWERHOUSE, LAUNDRY, AND KITCHEN; BARN SHED CABINS PARTIALLY ACCLIMATIZED
THE CASTLE AND FAIRY HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD: TWO-PART MIXED-USE COMMUNITY OF LARGE CASTLE-TYPE BUILDING AND SURROUNDING WHYMSICAL 1-4 OCCUPANCY PARTIALLY OR FULLY ACCLIMATIZED CABINS; CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, ARCADE, TEEN CLUB LOUNGE, BUNKHOUSE DORM WITH SHOWERHOUSE AND LAUNDRY FACILITY; ARCHERY RANGE; BUTTERFLY GARDEN; SMALL OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER
THE HOSPITAL: LARGE MEDICAL FACILITY EXPANDING ON-CAMP CAPABILITIES; PHARMACY; QUARANTINE-CAPABLE ROOMS
THE PINNACLE: MULTI-FAITH GATHERING HALLS + OFFICES, CLUBHOUSE, BUNKHOUSE STYLE <6 OCCUPANCY DORMS; KITCHEN; SHOWERHOUSE; LAUNDRY FACILITY; LIBRARY OF RELIGIOUS TEXTS AND RESOURCES; SHARED AMPHITHEATER WITH FINE ARTS CENTER NEXT DOOR
SECRET CITY AND PANHELLENIC PARK: DORMS GEARED TOWARD OLDER STUDENTS AND LONG-TERM RESIDENTS; FRATERNAL SOCIETY CABINS; RING-SHAPED APARTMENT BUILDING WITH SHOWERHOUSE AND LAUNDRY FACILITY; SECLUDED FEELING ENVIRONMENT AND BLENDED NATURAL/ASTRAL AESTHETICS; ANCIENT GOD THEMATIC ART
THE CONDOS NEIGHBORHOOD: APARTMENT-STYLE 1-4 OCCUPANCY DORMS WITH IN-SUITE BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, LIVING/DINING; MIXED CHARLESTON AND MEDITERRANEAN STYLES, OVERLOOKING LAKE FROM OPPOSITE BEACH COTTAGES
THE GLOBE THEATER AND RENAISSANCE VILLAGE: TWO-PART MIXED-USE COMMUNITY OF “REN FAIRE” STYLE BUILDINGS MIRRORING OLD WEST TOWN SQUARE, SURROUNDING HISTORIC THEATER-IN-THE-ROUND; CAFE
“GEEK ROW”: NEIGHBORHOOD OF FOUR “FRAT HOUSE” STYLE DORMITORIES MODELED AFTER THE FOUR HOUSES OF CAMP OAK HALLOWS (ALACRITY, SAGACITY, SERENITY, VITALITY) IN THEIR AESTHETIC STYLES; EACH WITH RESOURCE LIBRARY, MEETING ROOM, KITCHEN, GARAGE, LAUNDRY FACILITY, CAPTAIN’S APARTMENT, AND YARD
tier 5: FIFTH priority PROJECTS
TRADE SHOPS: AUTOMOBILE MAINTENANCE, GLASSBLOWING, METALWORKING, TEXTILE WORKING, WOODWORKING; LABS AND CLASSROOMS; GROUNDS CREW OFFICE AND STORAGE
THE YARD NEIGHBORHOOD: FULLY OR PARTIALLY ACCLIMATIZED CABINS OF VARIOUS OCCUPANCY SIZES IN “BIZARRE” OR UNUSUAL STYLES, LOOKING LIKE ANYTHING BUT HOUSING; CLASSIC DINER AND PICNIC AREA
THE LABS AND ACADEMIC HALL: TWO BUILDINGS HOUSING CLASSROOMS, OFFICES, LABORATORY SPACES, AND SPECIALIZED LIBRARIES; HOME OF THE CIVIC ACADEMY/”SJAC”; HOME OF THE ACADEMY OF HUMANITIES; HOME OF THE STEAM ACADEMY; STAFF HOUSING AND APARTMENTS
CAMP TRANSIT (ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND): SURFACE AND SUBTERRANEAN RAIL-BASED CROSS-CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION THAT MUST BE GREEN-POWERED; BELOW-GROUND “SUBWAY” CONCOURSE OF DORMS AND OFFICES ALONG TUNNELS WITH AVAILABLE RESERVABLE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS; “REFUGEE READY” FOR SUDDEN HOUSING NEEDS
RAISED WALKWAYS: “EXPRESS LANE” PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES MIRRORING SURFACE AND SUBTERRANEAN PATHWAYS BETWEEN LARGE STRUCTURES; MUST BE WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY
THE TEN YEAR PLAN
AS DISCUSSED IN THIS POST, THIS TIKTOK, AND SEVERAL FACEBOOK POSTS, CAMP OAK HALLOWS IS OPERATING ON AN INTENDED TEN YEAR TRACK TO 2030, BY WHICH TIME THE CAMP GROUNDS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUPPORT A STABLE POPULATION OF 1000 RESIDENTS AT ANY GIVEN TIME, AND HAVE OPERATING COSTS MINIMIZED THANKS TO SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKEN EARLY TO ENSURE AS MUCH SELF-SUFFICIENCY AS CAN BE ACHIEVED.
ROUNDS AND ROUNDS OF GRANTS, DONATIONS, AND SPONSORSHIPS WILL BE NECESSARY TO BRING EACH PHASE, ONE AFTER ANOTHER. BY FORMING PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, AND INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN FURTHERING THE MISSION OF PROVIDING CHILDREN WITH EVERY ADVANTAGE, CAMP OAK HALLOWS CAN BECOME A RECOGNIZED DESTINATION FOR YOUTH IN NEED AMONG CHILD PROTECTION GROUPS, PEDIATRICIANS, AND ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN SEEING OUR FUTURE GROWN STRONG.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY, AND BE A PART OF THE TEN YEAR PLAN. BE A PART OF SOMETHING… PRETTY BIG.
GIVE MORE THAN $1000
Direct, one-time gifts of $1001-$4999
Donors looking to exceed the Rojo Tier are encouraged to pick a development area or mission that especially speaks to them, and support that Cause Project. CP Sponsors (that’s you!) are invited to Grand Opening Weekend, and will be honored during a recognition ceremony, as well as immortalized by engraving in a relevant way to the Cause Project.
Direct, one-time gifts of $5000+
If you’d like to go beyond status as a CP Sponsor (see above) and give at least $5000, we hope you’ll either allow the Administration and Development Projects Staffs the freedom to allocate the sum of your gift to multiple projects, or that you will consider fully funding a development area.
Large Financial or Resource Contribution
Individuals with a particular passion for our mission looking to give $50,000+ in cash or materials are strongly encouraged to identify a Cause Project area that matters to them for their dedication marker to be allocated to — even if the contribution being made doesn’t ultimately go to that particular Cause Project. For example, business owners offering to provide a supply of wood that will be used to build cabins might want their name/logo included on a mass recognition, such as a sign by a playground, near the cabin neighborhood.
Recognition for fully-funded Cause Projects will, of course, go on said CPs, unless requested otherwise.
Donors of this caliber are invited to temporarily join the ranks of Camp’s leadership, and offer input on some decision making and plans for campus development. Serving a limited term that will end at the Grand Opening, this inaugural class of Members can weigh in on such matters as order of construction for Cause Projects in the same Priority, and the design of the limited edition t-shirts that their names – your name! – will appear on.
Professional Partnership or Contribution of Labor
One of the ways campus development costs can be reduced is through the service of volunteers, and businesses willing to cover their own work expenses and offer their staff/crew at no cost to Camp. This is a gift unlike any other, and we will be forever grateful to every helping hand willing to put in the hours bringing COH to life for classes and generations to come.
If you happen to be in a position to offer the funds to Camp for us to contract with a business that has given a job bid – but is not interested in, or able to, provide labor at their own expense – please contact us about it!
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about how to save the world and make our days.