Camp Wood YMCA
When you make a charitable gift to Camp Wood YMCA, you help strengthen families across Kansas and America. As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact. At Camp Wood YMCA your gifts supports the only extended stay overnight YMCA camp in Kansas. Your gifts make possible a week of summer camp for hundreds of kids. A traditional campaign experience is possible for them in the last stand of Tallgrass Prairie in North America – in the famous Flint Hills.
“Kids to Camp” Annual Fund Drive
This annual drive raises funds for our “kids to camp” scholarship program and is offered each fall, starting in October. It is our way of living up to our commitment to serve all children who wish to take part in our programs. The “kids to camp” scholarships are offered on a family-size and income-sliding scale. Anyone who feels they qualify or would like to be considered for financial assistance is encouraged to apply.
I’m Third Golf Tournament
Since starting in 2003, the I’m Third Golf Tournament has raised over $350,000 over the years to provide financial assistance to over one quarter of the 1,000 children who attend Camp Wood YMCA during the summer. Most receive assistance based on family size and income. Click here to learn more about the annual event during the summer.
Flamekeepers – An Honorary Donor Society
To keep “the flame burning”, Camp Wood YMCA has established Flamekeepers, an honorary donor society. The society serves to acknowledge and honor those who have made plans for a deferred gift to Camp Wood YMCA.
The flame of the campfire is a unifying image/experience for Camp Wood YMCA. For mare than 95 years the children and families attending Camp Wood YMCA have spent time around the campfire – building friendships, learning important values and experiencing the majesty of the Flint Hills.