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Fit For A Purpose
Fit For A Purpose
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest’s largest fundraising event of the year returns, but this time we’ve gone virtual. While we won’t be able to all join together this year, it also means you have 24 days to complete your challenges. From April 1 -24 get out and bike, walk, hike, swim, or however, you prefer to exercise in support of the Y’s work to help those in need. Join other generous and fun-loving Friends of YMCA Camp Reed as we look to raise $7,000 for Camp Reed Scholarships! Our Camp Reed Team Goal is 200 miles, which is the length of the current CIT bike trip.
How can you support Camp Reed in Fit For a Purpose?
- First by donating to Camp Reed’s Team Page to help us reach our $7,000 goal
- You can join the Camp Reed Team to help us reach our fitness goal! You can bike, swim, hike, walk, run, climb, golf, do yoga, and MORE!
- Join us at our biking or day hiking events! See below for more information.
Sign up with a group of friends or join solo and make friends as we get some exercise while raising money for a great cause!
Join us for one of our local YMCA Camp Reed events to help us with our fitness and dollar goals!
- Alumni & Camp Families, join us as we bike part of the CIT route on Sunday, April 18!
- A group of Camp Reed Staff and Alumni will meet at 11 AM on Sunday, April 18, at the Argonne Library. Our goal is to bike part of the CIT route to support Fit For a Purpose at the YMCA and raise dollars to send kids to Camp. We plan to bike to CDA to make our fitness goal. This will help Camp reach its 200-mile overall fitness goal for the month of April. Camp Reed will not be providing lunch nor transportation back to Spokane. Participants are welcome to bike back to Spokane or have transportation arranged to get back to Spokane. No waiver or registration is needed for this event. Contact Buster with any questions.
- Don’t want to bike but want to help us reach our fitness goal? Check out our free hiking day at Camp Reed, taking place all day on Sunday, April 18.
- When: Sunday, April 18
- Time: All-day!
- Where: YMCA Camp Reed
- Camp Reed Families, friends, and alumni are welcome to hike at Camp Reed, with no parking fee. Explore the 555 and help Camp Reed reach our fitness goal! To participate, please register for Hiking Day at Camp Reed here.
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.
Camp Reed Tree Planting Day!
YMCA Camp Reed Tree Planting Day!
Due to reoccurring wind storms over the last few years, Camp Reed has lost many trees, and each year we plant trees to restore the land and manage the forest for the future. This year, in celebration of Earth Day, we will be planting 1,800 ponderosa pines! Help give root to Camp Reed’s future!
Mark your calendar to participate in Camp Reed’s Annual Tree Planting Day! Join us from 10am-1pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021. We will start with a short orientation and then we will break into small teams and get to work. We encourage you to bring your family to take part in the fun as we work together toward a healthier future for Camp Reed’s forest.
- Pizza Lunch provided!
- Masks and physical distancing required
- Dress for any weather, in sturdy work clothes and shoes
- Adults & kids ages 12+ are welcome!
CLICK HERE to register for Camp Reed’s Annual Tree Planting Day!
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, Phil Harrison.