EXPANDED CAMPERSHIP PROGRAM
Making the F&W Experience Affordable For All
Will you support our Affordable For All Campaign?
Last year the Farm & Wilderness community helped launch and fund Affordable for All. This initiative goes beyond Campership to make our camp experience truly affordable for all families!
This movement about equity and integrity that you helped us launch is working!
In 2022, we raised over $1 million and so far in 2023, 230+ families have received over $820,000 in camperships (more than any other year in F&W history)!
Learn more about the success of this effort below!
The Gardiner Family and Helen Garrison made a $500,000 lead donation!
Several of F&W's major donors made transformational multi-year donations to support the program long-term.
Hundreds of F&W's donors joined together to donate.
In all, F&W raised a little over $1 million in 2022.
230+ families have received OVER $820,000 in camperships!
Families have the peace of mind of knowing what their camp tuition will be and how much of it will be covered by campership. Learn More!
Rolling decisions about campership were made in real-time so families can confidently plan for their summer at Farm & Wilderness.
Families who need help with transportation and gear can count on support to make camp a reality.
Could you be a lead donor for this campaign? Click HERE!
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Beyond Tuition Assistance
What Expanded Campership Will Include
Supports to Make Camp Affordable and Accessible for All
Financial Support for Gear, Transportation, and More!
Think about the full cost of camp--it's tuition, but it's also transportation to camp, clothing and gear, attending visiting day and Fair. These additional expenses can keep F&W camps out of reach--or at arm's length--for families. Our expanded Campership Program makes funds available to families so they and their children have what they need to fully participate at camp and in the F&W community.
Partnerships to Reach Families
Partnerships with schools, non-profits, and community-based organizations help connect Farm & Wilderness to new camp families. F&W has had long and successful partnerships with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe. With your support, we will build more more and deeper partnerships, enabling us to reach more families and children who don't - yet - know about us.
Outreach and Support for Families
Many of us grew up coming to camp so we know how to do it! Today, we're seeing more families where going to camp--especially overnight camp--is a new thing. To ensure that all of our campers and camp families feel welcome, we need to do more to engage and prepare them to experience all the camp magic as well as composting toilets, our amazing starry nights, living with so much flora and fauna, and Type 2 fun.
Integrity calls us to
Community calls us to
. . . gather in joyous service to each other and the land
Equity calls us to
. . . take our place alongside others working towards a more just world
. . . confront societal forces that divide, degrade, and dehumanize
For 2023, prospective and returning camp families will be able to see their financial contribution to camp up front--before they enroll—based on their family’s annual income. As a result, more families will see that our programs are within their budget, and we will increase the socio-economic diversity of our camp families—something that we know is important to all of us.
We also know we need to do more to attract, engage, and support new families—especially BIPOC and lower income families--and campers so they see F&W as a place where they belong!
Our expanded Campership Program will enable us to make F&W programs more affordable and attract and support more new families who belong here - just like you.
Our expanded Campership Program will serve over 200 families!
The costs to do this work well are significant as are the benefits to families and to our entire F&W community.
The overall Expanded Campership Program will cost $1,050,000 per year. This includes $800,000 in tuition assistance and $250,000 for wrap-around supports.
F&W's Affordable for All Campaign
Ready to Support?
Together We Make A Difference: Gifts Of All Sizes
Together, the Farm & Wilderness community can help make the camp experience affordable for all by making gifts of all sizes!
Gifts of all sizes add up and can make a difference in the lives of a camper and a family. For example:
$10 Donation Can Fund Basic Supplies
$100 Donation Can Fund Outdoor Gear
$1,000 Donation Can Fund Transportation to Camp
Make a donation today that is meaningful to you! Your donation, together with donations from throughout the F&W community, WILL make a difference!
Become A Lead Donor!
We seek to secure lead donations from our committed donors to support the families who need the most financial assistance and match donations from the F&W community!
Would you like to become a major donor in this effort? We seek major donors at these levels:
1 Donors at $100,000 Per Year
2 Donors at $50,000 Per Year
5 Donors at $25,000 Per Year
10 Donors at $10,000 Per Year
15 Donors at $5,000 Per Year
Can you be a sustaining lead donor and make a multi-year pledge: F&W Affordable For All Pledge Form
Want to talk or have questions? Email Julie Cruit Angilly, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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