2023 Bear Hugs From Camp

Year End Appeal

10/1/2023 thru 1/31/2024

We believe in the power of love, community, and the transformative impact of nature. Camp de Benneville Pines has been a sanctuary for campers of all ages, providing a space where friendships are forged, spirits are renewed, and lasting memories are created. We are asking you to join us in this heartfelt appeal to ensure that Bear Hugs From Camp continues to be shared for generations to come.

Here’s the exciting news: We have a remarkable opportunity to double the impact of your generosity. A wonderful donor has pledged to match every dollar we raise, up to a total of $100,000! Your donation will go twice as far in supporting our mission and making a real difference in the lives of those who call our camp home.

Why Your Support Matters:

  1. Balancing the Budget: Like many organizations, camp faces financial challenges. Your contribution will help us maintain our operations, ensuring that we can continue to provide a safe and welcoming space for all who seek solace and connection in nature.
  2. Erosion Control in the Fire Area: Our camp, nestled in the heart of nature, requires constant care and preservation. We must continue to improve our erosion control measures, especially in the fire-burn areas, to protect the natural beauty that surrounds us and ensure the safety of our campers.
  3. Facility Repairs: Over the years, our facilities have provided countless campers with shelter, comfort, and a sense of belonging. To ensure that these facilities remain safe and welcoming, we need to make essential repairs and updates.
  4. Scholarships for Happy Campers: Every year, we are honored to welcome campers from diverse backgrounds who may not have the means to experience the magic of camp. Your support will fund scholarships, allowing even more individuals to join our community, fostering growth and connection.


How You Can Help:

  • Donate: Your contribution, large or small, will make a meaningful difference. With the matching opportunity, your gift will have twice the impact.
  • Spread the Word: Share our Bear Hugs From Camp Appeal with your friends, family and social networks. Encourage them to join you in supporting our camp.
  • Volunteer: If you have time, skills or resources to offer, we welcome your support in maintaining our camp and enriching the lives of our campers.
  • Become a Camp Guardian: Contact us to learn how you can become an advocate for our camp, helping us connect with potential supporters and campers.


Double the Love, Double the Impact!

 Every donation you make will be matched dollar for dollar, bringing us closer to our goal of raising $100,000. With your support, we can continue to offer the warmth of Bear Hugs From Camp to all who seek refuge, connection and a deeper connection to nature.

Your generous gift will not only ensure the sustainability of our camp but will also empower us to create a positive ripple effect in the lives of countless individuals and families.

Give Today, Share the Love, and Double the Impact!

There are two ways to help support our camp, a one-time donation or joining our Monthly Giving Program. One-time donations are ideal for helping to address camp’s immediate needs and offer donors flexibility to contribute as much as they can afford at this time. Monthly Giving Program provides ongoing, reliable support to help cover operational expenses, builds a community of dedicated supporters, and ensures camp’s sustainability.

Click one of the buttons below to make a donation to our 2023 Bear Hugs From Camp Year End Appeal. Help us meet our goal of raising $100,000 by January 31, 2024! Together, we can create a brighter future for our beloved camp and all those it serves.

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