What a GREAT Captains Sharing & Caring Family!
This is an e-mail we received from a mom that brought her sweet son Hunter, to spend some time with us today. Due to some health issues, Hunter was unable to spend the entire time with us, but we are going to try for the other part of the day later in the year, when it’s not so hot.
THANK YOU ALL FOR SUCH KINDNESS YOU SHARED W OUR SON &W US. HUNTER WAS SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU. HE IS RECOVERING WELL NOW AND THE PAIN HAS FINALLY SUBSIDED. HE IS STILL LACKING ENERGY OF ANY KIND, BUT THAT WILL COME AROUND SOON. THE BEST PART IS, HE IS THRU THE SURGERY AND HOME.
I TRULY THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND ENJOYED THE PICTURES OF THE TRIP. WHAT YOU ALL DO IS A LABOR OF LOVE AND YOU CAN CERTAINLY SEE AND FEEL THAT AFTER JUST SPENDING A SHORT TIME W YOU.
TY AGAIN AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE GOD BLESS,
HUNTER, STEVEN AND MOM, DIANA
Do you have a child with a serious or terminal illness,
a disabled child, or know an at risk child? Call us for a
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It’s difficult to know how to help a child who’s suffered a serious situation; whether it be a serious or terminal illness, or a disadvantaged or at risk situation; but you can be a positive factor in their life. One of the ways, the Co-Founders Cheryl & Bob Krajcsik have come up with, involves the waters of the Chesapeake Bay Area.
We believe it is very important to help your child, and yourself, gain strength for their situation, but also it is very important to relax. The restorative powers of water have been recognized and acclaimed for many years. Making time for rest and relaxation will help you bring your life back into balance.
Let Captains Sharing & Caring help you do just that for your family. Listen to the sound, sight and feel of water in all its enriching wonders. Listen in the silence as you float. Feel the rhythm as you swim. Trust the water, play with it, and feel its tremendous strength. In these ways you can discover for yourself, the healing power of water; through it’s calming and strengthening wonders.
Join us this summer if you have a child with a serious or terminal illness, or if you know of a disadvantaged or at risk child that you could share this trip with. Don’t wonder, or hesitate, call us now to see if we have room on a trip.
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Fall Day Trip on the Chesapeake with Local Non-Profit
This piece was written by a mom about the family trip with CSC in October of 2012. She captures the meaning of CSC perfectly.. Enjoy..
As the Fall ushers in and the days get shorter, figuring out what to do for family travel tends to be fairly easy around my house. We usually take a family day trip. At least, that’s what we’ve done in the past. We’d pack our bags for the day (or the night) and hit the road, choosing the most scenic routes and the least bit of congestion – some place where we can see the changing leaves. This year we changed it up – we took it to the water instead of the road. Our first Fall family day trip was last Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay with a local non-profit, Captains Sharing and Caring, an organization that provides boating opportunities for youth with serious illnesses and disabilities.
Bodkin Yacht Club Marina in Pasadena, MD Thanks to co-founders Bob and Cheryl Krajcsik and a compassionate boat owner-volunteer, our family had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon at sea after a long physically and emotionally taxing week in the hospital.
The outing was unbelievably therapeutic for my four year old. The weather was perfect and I’m not sure we could have asked for a better day on the Chesapeake.
We spent a few hours on what I believe was a 50-foot power boat. The owner, Rich, and his two children were accommodating and wonderful hosts. Both of our eight year old sons got along well, playing Legos in the galley while his ten year old daughter kept my youngest and I company on the bridge. After a week of not eating or talking, within fifteen minutes of being on the boat, my four year old smiled and opened his mouth, letting air in and joy out. Hooray! It could have been raining hail for all that mattered – my son’s happiness and recovery were what made my day.
Our afternoon started out leaving from a marina in Pasadena, MD. We cruised through the Chesapeake Bay past landmarks such as a cement plant, the old abandoned Fort Howard, under the Francis Scott Key Bridge and in viewing distance of Baltimore’s Harbor, where we spotted the Bethlehem Steel plant, Fort Mc Henry, a Carnival cruise ship in port, and the USNS Comfort.
After our excursion, we were greeted back at the yacht club with a hearty picnic, games for the kids, pumpkin painting, and goodie bags for the boys. Our gracious host thanked us for letting him take us out for a break and we thanked him for giving it to us. I’m not sure if I could have thanked him or the organizations’ founders enough for the part they played in bringing a smile not only to my sons’ faces but to the faces of other children who were there for a relaxing day trip. They truly shared and cared.
February 5, 2013
For Immediate ReleaseCaptains Sharing & Caring Preparing for Summer 2013!
A local charity is raising money to begin their third season making a difference in the lives of children in need. Captains Sharing and Caring offers boating opportunities and marine related education for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, special needs & those at risk.
Offering boat outings for youth with terminal illness and their families, captains share their boats and time to ensure these children experience a great time while boating. The families connect with nature and learn new skills on the water, while spending quality, peaceful, time together. Many of our families come from a distance, so CSC is expanding their reach by working to raise funds for various gift cards for the families. A lot of the families
barely have enough money for gas to get to the cruise site, money for lunch or dinner, and money for weekly groceries. Their medical bills eat up a lot of their finances. We are looking to our marine family and friends to see if we can come up with gas, grocery, and fast food gift cards that we can provide for our special families.
All costs for the Foundation are covered by CSC with money raised, through various fund raising efforts. The programs are run throughout the Chesapeake Bay region with their home port located in Middle River, Maryland. Children participate in the program from various places. Examples include Hershey Medical Center, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Cancer Society, The Four Diamonds, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Ronald McDonald House and many others.
Captains Sharing and Caring was founded by Bob and Cheryl Krajcsik, natives of Harrisburg, PA. They are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable foundation. CSC are currently searching for Significant Program Partners, Sponsors, and Volunteers. CSC is supported by private donation only and donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% for the children and their families.
Captains Sharing and Caring is also looking for children and their families to enjoy “Heather Days” on the waters of the Chesapeake. Their launch date for the Summer of 2013 is May 19th. Stansbury Yacht Basin (SYB) has generously offered to host our launch this year. The are located on Dark Head Creek in Middle River, Maryland. If you know of anyone that may want to join them in any volunteer capacity, or if you know of a family that would benefit from the therapeutic effects of relaxation on the water, please have them contact Captains Sharing and Caring. Thank you!
Cheryl Krajcsik, Robert Krajcsik
Co-Founders, Captains Sharing & Caring