2020 Main Campus Impact Report 

Camp Good Sam is a six-week learning program for at-risk youth focused on minimizing summer learning loss. Students lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year when they are not actively engaged during the summer. Camp Good Sam reduces the "summer slide" by incorporating the reading of a popular, young-adult fiction series. In Summer 2020, our program served 1st through 8th graders from San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs and featured A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Activities are designed to support educational achievement, encourage healthy decisions, explore college and career pathways, develop leaders, and engage families.

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Camp Good Sam

Literary Theme: A Wrinkle in Time
Location: Main Campus
Dates: June 8 - July 2, 2020
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and snack provided
Ages: 1st through 8th Grade
Eligibility: San Antonio and Edgewood ISD Students

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Impact Story

Alfonso L., 14 years old. Alfonso was a returning Camp Good Sam participant in the summer of 2020. Now in the eighth grade, Alfonso preferred to spend his time drawing comics and keeping to himself. A loss of a family member and uncertain times at home impacted Alfonso's life in substantial ways, leading to behavioral problems that caused challenges for the middle schooler.

While attending Camp this summer, Alfonso found healing and security through the safety of our campus and the care of our staff. Through trust, respect, and encouragement of staff and his peers, Alfonso became more confident in himself and outgoing in social settings. As he grew and became increasingly more self-aware, Alfonso confided in his peers, sharing that he previously sought insolation in order to create negative reactions amongst others. This realization showed great maturity and strength of character from a young man faced with many obstacles. Good Sam continues to empower our students to thrive in every area of their life, and this summer Alfonso did just that. He became a leader, a friend, and will always be a part of Good Sam.

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Victoria Morales, Site Coordinator
Aulton Davis, YAC Coordinator
Marvin Whitt, ABC Coordinator
Marissa Garcia, Lead Asset Builder
Brenda Turrubiates, Lead Asset Builder
Rebekah Cavazos, Asset Builder
Andrea Gomez, Asset Builder
Jacob Maldonado, Asset Builder
Chris Salazar, Lead Asset Builder
Salena Sanchez, Asset Builder
Mikayla Timmons, Asset Builder
Patrice Horton, College and Career Coordinator
Benjamin Martinez, College and Career Advisor
Jessica Kishi, Youth Case Management Coordinator
Erica Rocha, Data Clerk
Rose Sanchez, Data Entry
Marby Shaw, Assistant Director of Youth and Teen Services
Alexis Perez, Director of Youth and Teen Services
Ale N. Arquisola, Senior Director of Youth and Teen Services
Simon Salas, Chief Executive Officer



Camp Good Sam 2020 Impact Report Funders 

The Edouard Foundation, Inc.

The Dooley Family Foundation

The Flohr Family Foundation

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To learn more about programs in San Antonio, please contact Marby Shaw, Assistant Director Youth & Teen Services, at 210.434.5531 ext 2016 or marby.shaw@goodsamtx.org.

To become a volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 210-434-5531 or volunteer.coordinator@goodsamtx.org