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Tucked in at Camp Ernst

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Jodie Binning

THE STORY:

I started attending Camp Ernst in the 80s as a camper. I went with two of my friends, and from that very first summer, I was hooked. I made my way "through the ranks" from camper to LIT to junior counselor to senior counselor to now on the Board, loving each new experience and cherishing each friendship I made … friendships I still have to this day.

As a senior counselor in cabin 8, we would settle down from the evening activities by reading a story to the campers. Typically a cabin devotion, or sometimes reading The Lorax or The Giving Tree. Then I went to each bunk and tucked each little girl in, wishing them sweet dreams.

One of those warm summer nights as I went to say goodnight, one of my campers told me it was the first time she had ever been tucked in.

EVER.

BY ANYONE.

She was 8.

And that's when it hit me ... this was her special week. She was given a gift of a week at Camp Ernst to just be a carefree kid - swim in the pool, explore the creek, try the ropes course, ride a horse and eat her first s’more.
I was just her camp counselor, but I knew I had the chance to be more ... to try to help her have the best week possible. Now, years later, it’s that memory I think about when our family sponsors a child so they may have a week at camp.

I’m asking you to join me … to donate to YMCA Camp Ernst so we can help give that amazing camp experience to another little girl or boy. Let them explore our 365 acres and build their own friendships that last them a lifetime.

Let them have the opportunity to be tucked in.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brooke Matzen

    $50

  • Dennis, Di, Hyett and Hanna

    $100

  • Jennifer Knapp

    $25

  • Louis and Elizabeth Dissel

    $15

  • Kent A. Orso

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Don Musser

    $50

  • Jodi, Rob and Morgan Taylor

    $25

  • Michelle, Kevin, Coltin, Logan, and Baby Craver

    $50

  • Stockslager Family

    $50

  • Kenna Weis

    $50

  • Jane Tillar

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carolyn & Dan Holestine

     

  • Jeff and Myse Heinichen

     

  • Timmers family

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joel F.

    $20

  • Shawn Scribner

    $50

  • the Grabers

     

  • Zach & Ben Lopez

    $150

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95% Raised of $1,190 Goal

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The Team: $1,130 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Zach & Ben Lopez

Zach & Ben Lopez

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

the Grabers

the Grabers

4 years ago

Shawn Scribner

Shawn Scribner

DONATION: $50

I too loved my camping experience, as a counselor and now on the Board! 4 years ago

Joel F.

Joel F.

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Timmers family

Timmers family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Jeff and Myse Heinichen

Jeff and Myse Heinichen

4 years ago

Carolyn & Dan Holestine

Carolyn & Dan Holestine

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Jane Tillar

Jane Tillar

4 years ago