The need for money...
The cost of operating a camp for individuals with disabilities is substantially higher than that of other camps for these reasons:
- We must hire more counselors than a regular camp hires. Approximately 85% of our campers require one-on-one counselor assistance to ensure a safe camping experience.
- Liability insurance comes at a higher premium for a camp providing services to individuals with disabilities.
- Approximately two-thirds of our campers' incomes fall at or below the povetry level and require financial assistance.
We rely on monthly fund raising events and financial donations from from individuals, service organizations, businesses, and charitable foundations to provide services to our campers. Facilities development is funded with capital created by private donations of money and materials, and foundation grants. Where camp funds come from...
Donation sources and amounts vary from year to year, however, contributions generally fall into the following catagories.
- Income from operations
- Kiwanis and other service clubs
- Fundraising events
- Individual and corporate donations, grants