Individual donations are essential to keep the Camp Kinderland community vital and thriving. There are so many ways that you can contribute to Camp Kinderland to make a difference in the lives of not just the campers who enjoy our programming every summer, but also your friends and family who love Camp Kinderland and want to see it thrive for generations to come.
With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to report that for the first time in nearly 100 years, Camp Kinderland is unable to open for the summer of 2020. This decision was informed by guidance and information from our local authorities, as well as the medical professionals that we deal with each summer.
Our projections show Camp Kinderland facing, at a minimum, a $250,000 loss if all tuition payments are reimbursed. And so, we are appealing to you to make your greatest gift to help Camp Kinderland make it to 2021, and then continue on to celebrate our 100th, together.
We have endured recessions, depressions, and wars; Camp Kinderland has made it through droughts, hurricanes, and tornadoes, through relocations, polio, and political attacks. We cannot allow COVID-19 to steal the legacy of Camp Kinderland, passed on by generations of fighters and dreamers to the children of tomorrow. We will need all your generosity for Kinderland to get through this.
The 1960s group has been a very active and close knit alumni group for the past 50 years (Really!?!?). Many of us have sent our children to Camp and are hoping to send our grandchildren as well. Our grandparents made it possible for us to go to camp, surviving McCarthyism and other plagues, and now the baton has been handed to us.
Every fall, Camp Kinderland hosts its Annual Phonathon Fundraiser. Our Phonathon makes it possible for nearly half of our camper families to come to camp. This is the fundraiser that lets us live by our core value of economic justice, and ensures that camp is accessible to all children, that no child is turned away for lack of funds. So pick up when you get the call, or make your Phonathon donation online today! It is so easy and it makes all the difference.
Your general donation will go where the need is highest to operate the summer camp. Your unrestricted donation makes a huge difference, and our campers thank you!
Many choose to honor the memory, accomplishment, birthday, or other special event of a loved one by donating to Camp Kinderland in their name. We can send a card to the namesake of your generous donation informing them that you (or an anonymous donor) have donated in their name.
You may wish to donate to one of Kinderland’s in memoriam scholarship funds:
Support maintenance and improvements for existing structures, and help fund needed new buildings. Learn more about the projects on our to-do list, and donate to make them a reality.
Camp Kinderland is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our Federal EIN is 13-2857800. All donations are 100% tax-deductible within the United States. We automatically provide an email receipt for every donation, and a hard-copy receipt sent in the post mail for any donation over $250. To request a hard-copy receipt for any donation amount under $250, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When receiving online donations, Camp Kinderland incurs a credit card fee of 3%. If you can, save us this fee by sending in your contribution via check made out to Camp Kinderland with the title of the campaign (i.e. Phonathon) in the memo line. Send your check to our PO Box at Camp Kinderland, PO Box 119, Easthampton, MA 01027