“Help the Other Fellow”
Since 1901 Camp’s motto has encouraged generations of campers to make the world a better place. As a non profit, we rely on your help to ensure future generations of campers are part of the Abnaki family. Here’s how you can help!
Kids to Camp Campaign. Camp Abnaki relies on the generosity of alumni, parents, campers, staff and you to help ensure every boy can have a camp experience. In 2018, Camp Abnaki provided assistance to 102 campers. In 2020 we provided financial assistance to 132 campers. A gift to the Kids to Camp Campaign will support various initiatives at camp such as scholarships, program enhancements, and facility improvements.
Ray Jacoby Campership Endowment. The Jacoby family has a long relationship with Camp Abnaki, and this endowment exists to ensure boys will be able to attend camp for generations to come. The endowment provides a fun filled two week session annually.
Capital Projects. Every year we engage in a variety of capital projects to continue to take care of camp and plan for future growth. A gift to our capital projects enables us to stay on track with our larger camp projects. 2017’s capital projects included; a new camp store, repairs to the tennis courts, staff housing, repairs to our road, and a new lawnmower. Projects in 2018 included staff housing and new sailboats. Projects for 2019 included a new maintenance vehicle, two new sailboats and new mattresses for Mehkoa Village. 2020 projects include a high ropes course, new Tamakwa Washhouse, new mattresses for Chippe Village, new windsurfers and new kayaks.
Donate Time or Services
Camp Abnaki has volunteer opportunities year round. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, there are opportunities to do work projects at our site in North Hero. Electricians, plumbers, and carpenters are particularly appreciated. To find out more, and for a list of current projects contact the camp office at (802) 652-8180 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Our 2020 fall work weekend is tentatively scheduled for October 17 and 18. Join us for a weekend at camp to help open up and close down camp. Housing all food is provided for work weekend participants. Families are welcome.
During the winter months there are other important ways to help camp. You can help us prepare mailings, make phone calls in support of our fundraising campaign, or help with other administrative tasks. These opportunities are at the camp office at the Greater Burlington YMCA.
Camp Abnaki has a list of goods and supplies it needs. We ask that all donated items be in good, working condition and, when applicable, have all parts intact. Some items on our 2020 wish list include:
- Tennis Raquets
- Children’s books
- Board Games
- And more…