We are now officially launching our capital campaign. We are seeking to raise $446,860 in order to acquire Camp Golden Pond. This sum will allow us to finance the initial acquisition of the camp. In order to support us, you can donate via our by check. If you would like to join our Capital Campaign Committee or find our how to help, please contact us.
Camp Golden Pond is more than a piece of land. It is more than cabins and beds were we can sleep. It is more than hiking trails and a lake and an archery range. It is where we have spent the past thirty years growing up. It is the place where we put our kindergarten daughters in their first canoe and teach them that the bugs and critters are nothing to be afraid of. And then, almost a decade later, we watch those tiny, tiny girls leading camp.
Camp is where our leaders can go to form lifelong bonds of friendships with women they had never met before.
Camp is where we learn how to make do with what we have. It is where we learn that its ok to make mistakes and sometimes things don’t quite work the way we wanted. And we learn how to overcome these challenges.
Camp is where our girls find the sisters they never knew they had.
Our girls have always assumed they would be attending camp at Camp Golden Pond their entire lives. Our Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors have always assumed that one day, when they are old enough, they will be the big girls taking the new Daisies on their first Fairy Hike around the lake.
Our older girls have always known that one day they would have their “last” camporee. But that last camporee was supposed to be the camporee before they went off to college and became adults.
The closing of Camp Golden Pond has broken the hearts and crushed the dreams of countless girls.
Together, we can revive all those hopes and dreams.
If we do nothing, the camp will die. The woods will reclaim the trails and the buildings and silence will settle on the lake. But if we work together, we can ensure that the laughter of Girl Scouts continues to fill the woods of Camp Golden Pond.
Your donation will allow us to acquire the property, make needed repairs, and help get our girls back at Camp Golden Pond. But time is not on our side. With every day, our girls are growing up and the property is slipping further into decay. We need your help and we need your help today.