Individual donations are essential to keep the Camp Kinderland community vital and thriving. The funding is used to build our camper scholarship fund, which offsets tuition expenses for families in need, and to maintain and improve Camp Kinderland’s facilities and programs.
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:
Your general donation will go where the need is highest to operate our summer camp, whether that is facility maintenance, camper scholarships, paying the summer staff or vendors, covering summer programming costs, or other general operational expenses. 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 are happy to send a card to the namesake of your generous donation, congratulating them or memorializing their loss, and informing them that you (or an anonymous donor) have donated in their name.
Being a member of Camp Kinderland entitles you to a 10% discount on all Kinderland-sponsored events, including theater events, Benefit Weekends, milestone reunions, and more, as well as an invitation to participate in the Annual Members Meeting, and to vote in Board elections.
Every fall, Camp Kinderland hosts its Annual Phonathon Fundraiser. During this week, dedicated Kinderland volunteers, including alumni, parents, and CITs, get together to call everyone in our database to request donations for our Camper Scholarship Fund. This fundraiser raises between $30,000 and $50,000 every year, and providing scholarships to camper families in need would be impossible without it. All you have to do is pick up when we call, make a pledge, and fulfill it either online, or through the post mail when we send you the pledge fulfillment letter. It is so easy, and it makes a huge difference in the lives of so many.
There are several members of the Kinderland Community who have chosen to remember the life of a loved one by creating a scholarship fund in their name. Donate to one of these funds to keep their memories alive in the hearts and minds of Kinderlanders for years to come.
Our Capital Campaign is ongoing because we always have new renovations, buildings and structures that we hope to build in order to invest in the future of the Kinderland campground facility in Tolland, Massachusetts. Learn more about the projects on our to-do list, and help make them a reality!
Camp Kinderland is more than just a summer camp; it is a thriving community of like-minded individuals who enjoy each other’s company! Throughout the year, we organize events to reunite Kinderlanders while participating in fun activities and raising funds for our favorite summer camp with a conscience. See what activities are coming up in your area, or how you can start to plan an event of your own!
All donations are 100% tax-deductible within the United States. We automatically provide an email receipt for every donation, and a hardcopy of a receipt sent in the post mail for any donation over $250. To request a hardcopy of a receipt for any donation amount under $250, please email Ileana@Kinderland.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 (ex: Phonathon) in the memo line. Send your check to our office at Camp Kinderland, 16 Court Street, #2200, Brooklyn, NY 11241.