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Community Support Campaign

We are building stronger communities...one child, one family, one person at a time.

YMCA Camp Ocoee provides campers and family's the opportunity to unplug from technology, connect with people, learn our 5 core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Faith)  and experience nature. 

Today, achieving our mission means thinking outside of the box and making a new game plan for camp.  2020 Camp meant new processes and tough choices, but this year has shown us that our youth need us more than ever.

In this world today, our mission is more relevant than ever before.  The Community Support Campaign (CSC) for the Camp Ocoee Scholarship Fund provides support to children and their families who would otherwise not have the means to have a camp experience.  Camp allows children to build strong relationships with others different than them, gain confidence in who they are, practice good decision making while making memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

We believe every child and family deserves the opportunity to come to Camp Ocoee, regardless of their ability to pay. In fact, every year we provide scholarships to hundreds of campers, groups and families. 

"This has been such an invaluable experience for her and a blessing for us that cannot be expressed sufficiently in words.  The feeling of being able to give your child hope and a new perspective on life is priceless and we could not have provided this without the generosity of the donors." - Camp Parent

When we each lend a hand, we can lift our community and change one life at a time.

Help us Send kids to camp this summer:

Give Online

• To download a pledge form. Pledges are payable by December 31, 2021.

• Become a Steward of the Spirit by setting up a monthly gift

• To volunteer or for more information, contact B.J. Davis at bdavis@ymcachattanooga.org or 423-338-5588.

• Gift in Kind donations are always welcome.  Visit our Amazon Wish List or Needs List page for more information.


Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and needed to reach and exceed our campaign goal.

  • 1 Campers meals for 1 week- $75
  • 1 Family of 4 at Family Camp- $500
  • 1 Camper- $615
  • 2 Campers- $1,230
  • 3 Campers- $1,845
  • 4 Campers- $2,460
  • 10 Boys and Girls Club Campers- $3500


Help us exceed our 2021 goal and serve more children and families.

 

YMCA Camp Ocoee Endowment Fund

Gifts to the Camp Ocoee Endowment Fund provide funding for camp scholarships. The Endowment Fund draws only on interest, never on principal. In this way we give everyone, and especially our youngsters, the security of knowing something about their future... that there will always be a Y. A gift of $10,000 will endow one scholarship a year for eternity.  

Gifts take many forms including a bequest through one's will or trust, appreciated assets such as stock, naming the YMCA as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, or by making a direct cash contribution. A gift can be structured to provide financial security for you, as a donor, and your heirs while maximizing its impact for the Y. As a member of the Heritage Club, you send a message to the next generation that says, "We Care!"

For more information or to become a Heritage Club member, please contact Tripp McCallie at 423-265-8834 or tmccallie@ymcachattanooga.org.