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Aggies Help At Camp Alphie

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 08/08/2017 Panhandle State Dean of Business and Technology Davin Winger (sitting center on stage) brings smiles to the faces of children during his presentation at the recent Camp Alphie held at Ceta Canyon, Texas. —Courtesy photo Panhandle State Dean of Business and Technology Davin Winger (sitting center on stage) brings smiles to the faces of children during his presentation at the recent Camp Alphie held at Ceta Canyon, Texas. —Courtesy photo

Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies have been everywhere this summer from Anaheim, Calif. to Casper, Wyo. just to name a few. Dean of Business and Technology Davin Winger and Admissions Counselor Keith Schulz got to be a part of a very special camp July 9-14 at Ceta Canyon, Texas.

For over 25 years, Camp Alphie has provided a place for children suffering from cancer, as well as their families, to experience some new things, make new friends and connections, and relax. The camp is free-of-charge with the help of many donors including individuals and families.

Camp Alphie seeks to provide a place of healing for the childlike spirit of the kids involved as well as for parents who have heavy burdens on their shoulders. Rejuvenating, recharging, and unifying families is one of the most strived-for results of the camp, and year after year that goal is achieved. Keeping the camp medically up-to-date with nutritious meals, rest time, and nurses and doctors who administer medication and are present to treat any injuries or issues any kid might have is also one of the camp’s important goals.

Alphie is the camp’s mascot and he greets each day with a smile just as the goal is to put joy on the faces of the kids.

Camp Alphie holds a special place for both Winger and Schulz.

Winger commented, “Camp Alphie holds a special place in my heart. I have been going for over 10 years. Our group does what we call a ‘Ministry Night’. Many cancer patients and their families miss out on the joy of childhood. Instead of playing they have to spend coutless hours in the hospital. We try and share the love of Jesus through joy and laughter, so basically our group plays, dances, sings, and laughs with the campers. This year’s theme for camp was Star Wars. We gave each camper a soft light saber, and had sword jousts. The winner had a final battle against Darth Vader. It was a blast. I have been blessed immensely from my association in Camp Alphie, and I encourage others that would like to be a part of the camp.”

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