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With private money and support, the Nature Camp Foundation provides resources for the constant improvement of Nature Camp and its campers’ experiences.

Choose a tab below to see details, or to make an online donation:

Unrestricted Donation / Annual Fund 


Gifts to the Annual Fund allow the Foundation to help ensure the continuation of a great experience at Nature Camp, providing a fun, safe and healthful environment for campers and staff to live, learn, and play. These unrestricted funds give the Foundation the ability to address renovation and maintenance needs during semiannual service weekends, as well as support Nature Camp with operational needs throughout the year.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Annual Fund now:

 

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is to the Annual Fund

Scholarship Fund 


Although your gifts to the Annual Fund provide essential funding for the support of Nature Camp, you may want to add an additional gift, or designate part of your annual gift to the Scholarship Fund. Through a gift to the Scholarship Fund, you can help provide access to the Nature Camp experience to every child who wants to attend, now and in the future.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Scholarship Fund now:

 

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is to the Scholarship Fund.

In Honor of / In Memory of 


Donations may be made in honor of or in memory of, to either the Annual Fund or the Scholarship fund. Use the Paypal button below and enter the name of the person you are honoring on the Paypal screen. You may also enter whether you would prefer the Annual or Scholarship fund – untagged donations will go to unrestricted funds/ Annual Fund.  THE BOX FOR ENTERING THE NAME AND PREFERENCE OF FUND is currently on the second page of the Paypal checkout process – after you enter your Paypal user name and passcode.  Look for the the words In Memory of / In Honor of with a small plus sign beside them and click the plus sign to open the box and enter the name of the person and your preference of fund, if any.

Use the PayPal button below to donate in Honor of / in Memory of now:




Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is in honor of / in memory of and the name of the person you are honoring.

Gus Deeds Memorial Fund 


To celebrate Gus’s life and the traits he embodied, the Nature Camp Foundation in partnership with the Deeds family has built an outdoor teaching pavilion and established one full scholarship in his name. Donations made in Gus’s name will support the creation of an additional youth camper scholarship.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Gus Deeds Memorial Fund now:

 

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is in memory of Gus Deeds.

For more information on the memorial fund, please contact Joe Irby.

Matching Gift Programs 

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs, and will match charitable contributions made by their employees as well as sometimes those made by the company’s retirees or employees’ spouses. With matching gifts, you can increase the impact of your gift substantially. Please check with your employer regarding your company’s matching gift program.

Estate Planning 


Including Nature Camp and/or Nature Camp Foundation in your estate planning is a wonderful way to ensure the camp’s longevity for future generations. Consider joining the Thinking of Tomorrow Legacy Society by including Nature Camp in your estate planning. With a name inspired by the Nature Camp song, this society includes those who are thinking of Nature Camp’s many tomorrows through their thoughtful planning today.

Including Nature Camp in your estate planning is easy; simply add a codicil to your will stating something such as, “I give _______($ amount, description of property, or % of estate) to Nature Camp Foundation, Incorporated, a Virginia charitable and tax-exempt organization, for its unrestricted use.”

Even though our board members may change over the years, our status as a 501c(3) organization remains constant and thus any executor can find Nature Camp Foundation easily via the IRS or GuideStar.org. If you have questions about such estate planning, please contact Joe Irby, NCF Development Chair, or Annie White, NCF Board President.

Gifts of Stock


A gift of stock can be a great way to help, and provide some tax relief, too. If you donate shares of stock, your gift is the value of the stock as of the date of the gift. You do not have to pay capital gains on the stock’s appreciation during the time you owned it. Stocks that make ideal gifts include shares that have been owned for many years or shares received as part of a split, reorganization, employee bonus or other program that resulted in a low tax basis. Consult your tax advisor for how the rules impact your situation.

Once you are ready to make your gift, write a letter to your broker, and instruct him or her to transfer the number of shares you would like to gift to: Nature Camp Foundation, Inc. c/o Edward Jones Investments, Account 188-09305-1-4.

Your broker can help with the exact format of the letter, or provide you with a pre-formatted gift form. Or you can email the NCF Treasurer,  for more information.


Special Gifts 


Special gifts of equipment or funds might be appropriate for some who wish to donate to Camp. On occasion, for example, Nature Camp requests funding from Nature Camp Foundation for items the camp’s operating budget cannot support. Some examples of these items are a new truck, a new public address system, or a special piece of equipment. NCF is always looking for donors to participate in providing these special gifts to Nature Camp. If this program is something that interests you, please contact Joe Irby, NCF Development Chair, or Annie White, NCF Board President.
 

To donate by mail, send a check to:

The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162
Email the Treasurer

 

SERVICE WEEKEND UPDATES

Spring Service Weekend 2017

The past Spring Service Weekend, which took place the third weekend of May (as it does each year), resulted in the completion of many smaller projects as well as progress on those continuing from weekends prior. Service weekend is an opportunity for those who believe in Camp’s mission to gather there, enjoy the company of […]