The Foundation’s primary source of income comes from the larger Deerwood family – former campers, parents and grandparents. We have upwards of 300 donations a year ranging from $10 to $5000. We do receive some funding from other non-profits in the form of grants. Every August at the final weekend of Camp Deerwood’s summer season the Foundation runs a silent auction during the Parents’ Weekend banquet. The items in the auction are donated from the Deerwood community with the majority of the items being handcrafted items from the Deerwood wood shop and forge. Many paintings, prints and photographs are also produced solely for this auction. Over the 20 or so years we have held this auction we have averaged $8,000 each year.