Want to do something good for camp? Here’s how!

The YMCA makes camper scholarships available to children from low-income families, enabling them to benefit from a week at Camp Reed. These scholarships reach children whose families could not otherwise afford to send their child to camp. 

Please help us ensure all campers can enjoy the magic of Camp Reed!

Make A Donation Today

Save the Date! The Camp Reed Fundraiser & Auction is Saturday, October 21st at Northern Quest Resort.

The Annual Camp Reed Fundraiser & Auction has remained a significant source of funding for Camp since its inception in 2002. Thanks to local heroes like you, we have raised over $1.6 million since 2002, and these funds have allowed us to send thousands low-income kids to Camp and make significant facility improvements. The Camp Reed Auction allows us to ensure every kid who wishes to attend has the opportunity to do so, and that Camp Reed can continue to be a safe & reliable place for children for years to come. 

Register to attend today!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2023 event or wish to donate an item, please complete our 2023 Sponsorship Commitment Packet. If you would like to discuss sponsorship in more detail, please reach out to the Carly “Calypso” Garras. 

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. Your endowment gift provides lasting resources by preserving the original gift intact and using the interest gained each year for either camperships or infrastructure improvements. To make a gift today, please click here and donate.

Donate Now

Camp Reed depends on the generosity of volunteers each year to help with important work from event support to camp improvement day participation to medical support for Camp Goodtimes… and so much more! 

Camp Reed also has a number of Committees you can get involved in! Do you have experience in  

  • DEIB (Diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging)
  • Corporate engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Community Partnerships  

Reach out to Carly “Calypso” Garras to learn more about how to get involved in a Committee!  

Branch Advisory boards drive the mission of the YMCA through local branch engagement with volunteers, staff, members, program participants, and donors.

Time Commitment
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.

YMCA of the Inland Northwest
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