Want to do something good for camp? Here’s how!
Philanthropy in Action
The YMCA makes camperships available to children from deserving low-income families, enabling them to benefit from a week at Camp Reed. These camperships reach children whose parents could not otherwise afford to send their child to camp.
YMCA Camp Reed Endowment Fund
Why Participate? What is it you remember most about YMCA Camp Reed? Was it sharing during Sticks Ceremony around the campfire at the end of the week, Critter Talk, Chapel or fun with campers and staff? We know Camp Reed has touched many lives and it is a unique experience that has a lasting impact. Now you have the opportunity to pass on these positive encounters for many more campers in the years ahead.
Our goal is to ensure the future of Camp Reed by building a designated endowment fund to support the powerful work of camp. As a beneficiary of the Camp Reed experience, you are uniquely qualified to recognize the potential that camp can offer to many in the years to come. Your support strengthens the foundation of Camp Reed by building long-range financial stability and ensuring that countless children can just be kids for a life-changing week at camp.
Contributions can be made in two ways: a gift today, or a future gift or both will be placed in the Camp Reed Endowment. Your endowment gift provides lasting resources by preserving the corpus of the gift intact and using the interest gained each year for either camperships or infrastructure improvements.
Camp Reed Impact
Volunteer at Camp
Each year, Camp Reed depends on volunteers for various camp events. You can get involved as a host family for Japanese exchange students, participate in camp improvement days, provide medical support for Camp Goodtimes, and the list goes on. Contact the YMCA Camp Reed Office at 509 720 5630 for more information on upcoming opportunities!
Interested in becoming a YMCA Camp Reed Advisory board member?
Branch Advisory boards drive the mission of the YMCA through local branch engagement with volunteers, staff, members, program participants, and donors.
Advisory Board meetings are held at least once quarterly for 60-90 minutes, typically during the workweek. Also, each advisory board member is expected to serve on a committee that would generally meet monthly for an hour. Advisory board members are also asked to attend special events throughout the year.
Typical Board Member Responsibilities
- Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall strategic
planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
- Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to
secure adequate ongoing financial resources through Philanthropy in Action and other
fundraising vehicles for the organization to fulfill its mission.
- Enhance the organization’s public standing. The advisory board should clearly
articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner
support from the community.
- Build a competent board. All advisory boards have a responsibility to articulate
prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively
evaluate their own performance.
- Support the staff. The advisory board should work in partnership to support the branch
executive by providing input to achieve assigned branch goals.
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to
legal standards and ethical norms.
In partnering with the Y as an advisory board member, you can feel confident your contribution will make a meaningful, lasting impact on our community and in the individual lives of many.
For more information please contact YMCA Camp Reed Executive Director, Carly “Calypso” Garras.