Valley Camp is funded 100% through donations. Every dollar we get goes back into making camp the best possible place for you, our guest.
One-time donations are always very much appreciated, however recurring donations (subscriptions) are especially helpful because they allow us to plan ahead. Imagine not knowing what you were going to get paid next month, and how that would impact your decisions. Subscriptions, even of just a few dollars a month, allow us to plan our spending effectively and are the best way to help us to make improvements.
Not all methods of giving money are equal. As a non-profit we have to be very aware of what percentage of your donation is taken as fees. Listed below are some options, beginning with the ones that get the largest percentage of your donation to us.
The traditional method of giving people money, it turns out this is still one of the best. The only downside is that you have to come see us in person, or find a stamp. (If you are visiting us in person we're also able to accept donation via credit card.)
If you don't know what Bitcoin is, just skip over this, but if you do: This is the best way to get us money digitally! Your donation is instantly convented to US dollars, so whatever you choose to donate you can be sure we get the full amount.
If you're considering getting started with Bitcoin: sign up for CoinBase via our referral link!
Square Cash only accepts debit cards, and doesn't support subscriptions, but because of smaller fees for processing debit cards more of your donation gets to us! Use the Square Cash website or the Cash app on your mobile phone to send a donation to our cashtag $ValleyCamp and make a difference!
With PayPal you can donate with a credit/debit card, bank account, or your PayPal account. PayPal supports major credit cards, as well as recurring donations. Because the percentage they take is a bit higher they're not the best choice for making small (less than $5) donations.
A monthly donation with PayPal is one of the best things you can do to help support Valley Camp, and you can choose any amount you like. Giving just $0.50 per day (That's only $15 per month!) really helps us to budget not only ongoing maintenance, but expansions and improvements as well.
There are plenty of other ways to contribute to the success of Valley Camp besides outright donations! Referral links, matching donations, etc, are a great way to help out as well. For example: Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible amazon purchases, whenever you're shopping via smile.amazon.com rather than just the usual amazon webpage. It may not sound like a lot, but with enough people it really does add up!
By donating through United Way or the Boeing Company Employee Community Fund your employer may match your donation, allowing your donation dollar to have even more of an impact.
Because we operate 100% on your donations many of our projects can't even be started until we've raised the necessary money. Shown below are just some of the projects we're currently fundraising for!
Want to contribute to a specific project or area of camp that's important to you? Let us know what project you'd like to contribute to and we'll make sure your donation gets to the right place.
Unlike most fund-raising projects, we've already spent the money on this one! Even while taking a break in nature most of us want to be able to check our email or post a quick picture, and our old Wifi just wasn't cutting it anymore.
The upgraded system covers almost twice the area of the old system, and brings internet to users in the lower campground and cabin, where there previously was none. We've also increased the capacity of our internet connection to bring you better and more reliable service during your stay.
Because we've already spent this money, it's critical that we get your help to meet this goal!
If you've been to camp recently you might have noticed some of our new bridges! Most of the walking bridges used to cross the creeks at camp were built many years ago and are showing their age. Some have already been replaced, but there are a few more to go.
The chapel trail bridge is something that many people have memories of. Walking past the ringing bell and into the the cool woods is something that generations of visitors to camp identify with.
Thanks to a generous donation we already have the beams for the replacement bridge, beautiful local timbers that will support several more generations of campers crossing the water below. We need your help to purchase the remaining needed materials however, such as concrete and lumber for decking and railings.