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Buy Camp Little Notch

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF CAMP LITTLE NOTCH INC

ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF CAMP LITTLE NOTCH INC

EVENT DATE: Jan 09, 2015

Elizabeth Dunn

THE STORY:

Camp Little Notch has been an important part of my life since 1987. As a camper, it gave me the opportunity to have new experiences, like biking along the coast of Maine, cooking dinner over a campfire, or learning to silkscreen. As a staff member in the 1990s, I learned how to live and work together with others to create the same magic I loved when I was a kid. As the founding board secretary, I was able to help Friends of Camp Little Notch establish itself as a not-for-profit entity and begin its mission of providing a place for people to live in harmony with nature, themselves, and others. In 2012, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend another summer at camp, showing a new generation of girls the magic of the forest when Friends of Camp Little Notch ran our first year of summer programming as a new organization. I currently serve on the Stewardship Committee, which is a dedicated team of alumne who do a good portion of the raking, painting, tent hauling, and water-line repairing that goes into being responsible for a property such as ours.

Since 2008, Friends of Camp Little Notch has worked to purchase the Little Notch property in Fort Ann, NY to preserve it as a place that will be forever wild and forever open to those who seek refuge there. Despite the hard work and near-Herculean efforts of a dedicated team of those who love Little Notch, it looks like we may not have enough funds to honor the next important deadline in our lease agreement in January 2015. If we do not make this deadline, the agreement will be in jeopardy and we risk losing the property to another buyer who may not allow the space to be used by the public.

If you are not familiar with the Little Notch property, it is not only significant for its natural beauty, featuring a private 80-acre lake and nearly 400 acres of pristine wilderness, but is also historically and culturally significant as the site Civil War-era mining community, with the remnants of the stone blast furnace still standing.

Friends of Camp Little Notch provides summer programming for girls ages 7-16 with a focus on nature and outdoor skills. During the other months of the year, Friends of Camp Little Notch uses the property to provide many opportunities for organized camping, with Family and Community Camping Weekends, Women's Weekends, and open houses, as well as allowing private user groups to rent portions or all of the property for weddings, retreats, and reunions.

Little Notch has been an important part of so many people's lives and I hope it can continue to be in years to come. In a time when so many of these wild places are disappearing, please help us as we continue to find ways to provide a place on a mountain top where everyone can belong.

 

 

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 Scouts closed CLN and intended to 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) and reopened CLN for summer program in 2012. Friends of CLN has successfully conserved the property via easement 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!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$280

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allison Abramson

    $25

  • Genz

    $35

  • Marc Limbach

    $10

  • Samantha

    $25

  • Justin

    $25

  • In Memory of S. Dennis Davidson

    $30

  • Sean & Kellie Davidson

    $50

  • Elizabeth Dunn

    $30

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28% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $35,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jo Lum

Amount Raised

$6,260

 

83% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Nan Reid

Amount Raised

$2,850

 

57% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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jill griffin

Amount Raised

$2,345

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Liz Caruso

Amount Raised

$2,168

 

43% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sharon Steadman

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

68% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Barbara Neznek

Amount Raised

$1,780

 

36% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jansikwe Medina-Tayac

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

107% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Ellen Tuzzolo

Amount Raised

$1,540

 

62% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn

DONATION: $30

For the double donation challenge (in memory of S. Dennis Davidson) 4 years ago

Sean & Kellie Davidson

Sean & Kellie Davidson

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Bernard Davidson and Jean Wade 4 years ago

In Memory of S. Dennis Davidson

In Memory of S. Dennis Davidson

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Justin

Justin

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Samantha

Samantha

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Marc Limbach

Marc Limbach

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Genz

Genz

DONATION: $35

4 years ago

Allison Abramson

Allison Abramson

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday, Liz! I love what you are all doing to save the camp. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago