What is it you remember most about YMCA Camp Reed? Was it sharing during Sticks Ceremony around the camp fire at the end of the week, Chapel, capture the flag, 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 in the years ahead.
Don “Dingy” Kardong | 1970 – 1973
“This is an opportunity for those of us who benefited so much from our time at Camp Reed to make sure the good times and positive experiences are available to kids for years to come.”
Steve “Sneaker” Smith | 1974 – 1975
“It is my privilege to give back to a place that gave me so much and continues to enrich others.”
Molly “TaMolly” Schemmel | 1976 – 1980
“Camp Reed is a magical place. All of us who have experienced Camp in any way need to help ensure its lasting future.”
Joe “Quasi” Feryn | 1991 – 2001
“We gave because we want all children to have the opportunity to be impacted by the positive mission of Camp Reed.”
Phil “Buster” Harrison III | 2007 – present
“I gave because of the values and beliefs Camp Reed has instilled in me and the many opportunities Camp has given me to succeed.”
A Word from Tracy Walters
Dear Camp Reed Friends,
The intent of this letter is to let you know about the formation of the Camp Reed Endowment. This endowment will ensure that kids continue to experience the positive impact in their lives that Camp Reed has given thousands over the years past.
One of the highest honors of my life was the time I spent as a director at Camp Reed. When Leta and I accepted the task of operating/rebuilding Camp we had no idea that it would be the foundation for so many of the relationships with people we love and care about today, more than 40 years later.
Over the years and across the country you have come together many times, become leaders in the community, championed new causes, and supported important endeavors.
I am asking you to come together again, one more time. It is with great humility that I have accepted the role of Honorary Chairman of the Camp Reed Endowment. With your help, this endowment will have a lasting impact. Imagine with me, that 100 years from today, through your generosity and kindness, campers will still tell us that Camp was the greatest week of their lives.
Details are enclosed and can also be found at campreed.org. I remain,