Here are some ways you can contribute to the Camp Wood YMCA experience as a donor.
The Big 100 Capital Campaign
The Big 100 Capital Campaign seeks to celebrate Camp Wood YMCA’s 100th year through facility and program improvements. These improvements will protect and restore historic buildings at camp while also creating new areas and facilities to meet the needs of our campers and their families well into our second century of service. Several projects included in this campaign include: the renovation of camp’s chapel, Hutcherson Hall; the remodelling of the 80 year-old stone garage into the Trussler Arts Complex, which will house camp’s Arts and Crafts programming; the construction of the True Blue Village of new cabins, the “Bowery” a gathering place for all campers in front of Ritchie Lodge, a Nature Education station located on the Tallgrass Preserve, shade structures placed at various program areas, top of the hill observation structure, landscaping and a new water supply plant.
Employer Matching Funds
Many companies today will match the fundraising dollars you donate to Camp Wood YMCA. Most participating employers will usually double or even triple the amount you’ve contributed! If you are not sure if your employer participates in a similar program, please check with your Human Resources Department. This is a great way to increase the impact of your fundraising efforts.
The Kids to Camp Annual Fund Drive
This annual drive raises funds for our Kids to Camp scholarship program and is offered each fall, starting in October. It is our way of living up to the Camp Wood YMCA commitment to serve all children who wish to take part in our programs. The “Kids to Camp” scholarships are offered on a family-size and income-based sliding scale. Anyone who would like to be considered for financial assistance is encouraged to apply. Interested families can complete this form.
I’m Third Golf Tournament
Since it first began in 2003, the I’m Third Golf Tournament has raised over $350,000 over the years to provide financial assistance to over one quarter of the 1,000 children who attend Camp Wood YMCA during the summer. Most receive assistance based on family size and income.
Flamekeepers – An Honorary Donor Society
To keep “the flame burning”, Camp Wood YMCA has established Flamekeepers, an honorary donor society. The society serves to acknowledge and honor those who have made plans for a deferred gift to Camp Wood YMCA.
The flame of the campfire is a unifying image/experience for Camp Wood YMCA. For more than 95 years the children and families attending Camp Wood YMCA have spent time around the campfire – building friendships, learning important values and experiencing the majesty of the Flint Hills.
Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.