About Us

This website is dedicated to the memory of our Husband and Father, Stephen W. Camelbeek — a man who lived his life to serve others as a High School teacher, Track & Cross Country coach, St Lawrence Catholic Church parishioner, Volunteer Firefighter, Basketball Official, and mentor to the community.

To honor his memory, we have created a fund to build a memorial fitness and recreation facility for the community of DeRuyter. Fitness was so important to him, so our goal for this project is to have a place for students and the residents of DeRuyter to achieve any fitness goal they desire, and for the student athletes of DCS to have a real place to train and compete. This facility will be within walking distance for the community. A certified track is our first goal; we hope to eventually add a walking/running trail, weight room, athletic fields, playground, and a picnic shelter.

We thank you for visiting and encourage you to read the stories and look through the pictures in hopes that you are able to learn a little more about Steve… Dad… or Coach C and the people he has inspired.  Keep checking back with us to watch our fund grow and stay tuned for future opportunities to contribute, both monetarily as well as acts of service. We are excited to build this dream facility and keep our husband & father’s legacy alive. Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate all the interest you have shown and hope to see  you at future events.  Please come up and introduce yourself and say hi.  We look forward to meeting you.
Love,  Sandy, Carol, Barb, Jenn, Karen, & Eileen