Giving Tuesday – Share the Magic of Camp

Do you remember the magic of Gwynn Valley?

We hear so often from alumni that their summers as campers and staff were some of the best times of their lives, and for me it’s no exception! The bonds between campers and staff can make childhood memories the stuff of dreams. I can still recall being 11 years old, holding hands with my counselor from the UK, and running across the green singing “Simple Joys” as the breeze flowed through our hair, not a worry in the world. Camp is pure magic because it allows kids to just be kids: perfectly themselves, free and happy.

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we are asking if you would help pass that magic on to someone else. The Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation is a fund that grows as a result of generous gifts from alumni, parents, campers, and friends. The interest from the fund provides scholarships which enables families with limited resources to send their children to camp. Every dollar makes a difference.

As we approach the end of 2023,our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation. To donate online, go to and click on the orange “GV Campership Online Donation” button or you can mail a check. If you would like to donate to one of the individual scholarships listed on our website, there is a place to indicate this when you donate online or please note it on your check. Checks should be made out to the Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation and mailed to the camp address.

If camp played an important role in your life, please consider making a donation and helping to send one more child to camp. This way they can experience the home, memories, friendships, and growth that makes Gwynn Valley so magical.

With gratitude,

The Gwynn Valley Campership Foundation Board

Jann Graham
Bob Persky
Margaret Taylor
Robin Rose
Ginger Boyd Van Valkenburgh (Chair)

P.S. – Are you missing camp? Check out this video from 2023 Session D to take a walk down memory lane!