BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF CAMP LITTLE NOTCH INC
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF CAMP LITTLE NOTCH INC
EVENT DATE: Jan 09, 2015
Note: scroll down for incentives from me!
Amey here. Camp Little Notch is an important place. I'm sure you've heard me talk about "this one time, at camp...," or heard me singing camp songs to you or your babies, or just know that I am who I am due in part to my time at camp. At camp, as a camper or staff, I:
- learned how to make friends
- learned how to live with other people and away from my family
- learned how to build a fire and cook over it (among other skills)
- gained independence
- went on a 4 day wilderness canoe trip
- learned how to rock climb
- learned how to sing rounds (in more than one language)
- gained confidence speaking in front of groups
- learned that different children need different things and how to make that happen
- swam in a lake
- hiked mountains (at one point while carrying TWO frame packs)
- met people from around the world
So, I'm asking for some of your money. In exchange for your help in saving this great place (remember: without it, I wouldn't be the amazing person you know and love!) I'm willing to offer a few incentives:
- all donations $5 and up will get a handwritten thank you card from me. Who doesn't like real mail?
- $75 donations will get you a thank you and a handknit (by me!) washcloth or mug cozy
- $200 donations will get you a thank you and a handknit (by me!) adult hat (or two baby hats)
- $500 donations will get you a thank you and a pair of handknit socks for the "average" adult (If you have size US 15 feet, they might have to be anklets)
- At 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of goal, I will post a video of me on youtube singing a camp song. These songs may or may not include hand motions. Those amounts are: $970, $1939, $2909, and $3878 (yes, I rounded).
Thanks for your help. You all are fantastic.
FRIENDS OF CAMP LITTLE NOTCH INC wrote -
Camp Little Notch (CLN) is a magical forest located at the base of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Situated on 2,300 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake and historic iron ore furnace. CLN provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, personal growth, new friendships, and community building.
From 1939 to 2008—the Girl Scouts owned and operated CLN as a summer camp for girls. In 2008, the Girl Scout Council decided to close CLN and sell the property. Upon learning of the impending sale, an energetic group of former campers and staff—who believed CLN could and should reopen—formed Friends of Camp Little Notch (Friends of CLN), the non-profit organization that reopened CLN for summer program in 2012. Friends of CLN has successfully conserved the property through a relationship with the Open Space Institute (OSI) and but needs your support to complete the purchase and keep Little Notch open for generations to come!