Thank You for 25 years of Generosity
Over 6,300 donations to the Deerwood Foundation have supported nearly 500 camperships for over $1,500,000. From the summer of 1995 with $6,000 in camperships to this past year with over $101,000 in camperships your generous support is helping give boys a summer of adventure and a lifetime of memories. The Foundation is well positioned to continue providing opportunities to those in need. With 25 years of tradition behind us we will continue to make available the “Deerwood Experience” to boys and young men. We appreciate your trust.
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 $8000. 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. This past summer we raised over $12,400!