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Our Team

 

Susan Page Sloan

Director

 

Susan and their three boys are living in Gainesville, Florida now to be closer to family. The boys are finishing up their education in high school and college. FC Camp is still a family tradition that the boys look forward to each summer. The Sloan family is honored that so many have participated in giving to the legacy of Joel’s love for camps and kids. Your support means so much to their family and the children who benefit from the scholarships.

 

Kevin and Kathi Hyde

Executive Directors

 

Kevin and Kathi met at Florida College in the 80’s. They are residents of Jacksonville, Florida where Kevin is a lawyer and Kathi is active in the local congregation. Kevin has served on the Florida College Board of Directors since 2010. Joel Sloan and his wife Susan were members of the same congregation with the Hyde’s right after Joel finished college. Joel’s passion for the camping program was evident even then and his impact on campers was profound, including the Hyde’s’ two daughters. Joel’s life and death had a huge impact on all those he touched, but particularly the campers who were with him each year at an FC camp. That is why a number of families joined together after Joel’s death to create the Joel Sloan Florida College Camp Scholarship Fund.

The fund was established to honor Joel while at the same time raising money to provide financial assistance for more children to attend one of the Florida College camps held each summer. The Hydes have kept the fund running with the support of colleagues and like-minded friends since 2014 – helping more than 300 children experience FC Summer Camp. They are honored to serve so many families in this effort.

Amanda Olson

Creative Director

 

Amanda hails from Tampa, FL where her husband, Adam works as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Florida College. Amanda has been working at home with their four children for the past decade. She is excited to pour her energy and enthusiasm into the efforts for JSCF this year.

Both grew up attending FC camps and have served as counselors for many years. Their connections to the Florida College campus and the alumni network will be instrumental as the fund seeks to increase it’s donor base with regional fundraising events. At the heart of the JSCF is the desire to give more families the opportunity to participate with these faith building summer camps.

What We Do

The Joel Sloan Florida College Camp Scholarship Fund was established to honor a man who touched many young lives in his brief life. Joel died in 2014 at the far too young age of 42. In addition to his family and friends, Joel left behind another “family” as well — the hundreds of kids who attend Florida College summer camps. For many years Joel served as a counselor at these camps, and kids remember him as easy to spot (he was always the tallest counselor), the leader of every sporting event, the “slip-n-slide” king, and of course, the inspirational song leader who never let the evening end without leading everyone in worship to God in song.

While many of Joel’s campers have gone on to college, graduated, married and are even raising the soon to be campers, the influence Joel had on them remains. That is why a number of families joined together after Joel’s death to create the Joel Sloan Florida College Camp Scholarship Fund. We want to honor Joel while at the same time raising money to provide assistance to students who need financial assistance to attend one of the Florida College camps held each summer. Scholarship amounts will vary depending on the amount of funds raised and the number of kids who need assistance. But through the generosity of many of Joel’s friends who want to honor him, as well as those who think it important for kids to have a week of camp where God is first, we know that the needs will be met. Amounts raised above the need for tuition assistance will be provided to the Florida College camp program to help with equipment or other needs.

All donations will be used for tuition assistance or camp support. Administrative costs are covered by fund organizers. The Joel Sloan Florida College Camp Scholarship Fund is established as a Florida non-profit corporation and has a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible.

We hope you will join us in honoring Joel and providing opportunities for all kids to attend a Florida College camp. Joel, and F.C. camp, had a profound impact on our kids. Please consider donating any amount you can so Joel’s legacy is honored and every kid, regardless of need, can attend an F.C. camp.

Thanks for your help.

Kevin (F.C. ’83) & Kathi (F.C. ’84) Hyde

Joel Sloan Camp Fund