"Camp has and continues to be a special place, a magical place in my life where I have made lifelong friends and grew from child to a teen and now an adult. As a child, it was where I first experienced freedom and independent decision making. Now as an adult - it is where we come as a family and where we have shared some of our fondest memories. Camp is a respite from our busy world. It is where we recharge and renew ourselves. Camp is the highlight of our summer and an essential part of who we are." - Bill, Sandy Island Camper for 41 years.
"Camp has changed my life" and "Camp has helped me become the person I was meant to be" are themes that resonate with all of our campers. Sandy Island Family camp has been building on tradition and serving kids and families since 1899, and in that time, has transformed the lives of THOUSANDS.
When we think impact - we think camp. Our campers learn, grow and thrive in a safe outdoor space while gaining problem solving skills, socialization skills and self-esteem. They experience the joy of the outdoors - uninhibited by screen time and electronic devices - as they participate in a mix of fun, educational and hands-on activities. They build friendships, memories and skills that drives them to be better people.
Likely - you are seeing this page because you are one of those people who was/is impacted by camp, a parent, a family member, friend, or caring community support group that knows the impact of all of our Y camps. Because of this, you believe in the work that we do - because you see how camp TRANSFORMS. And - we HOPE that you believe that ANY family or child deserves the opportunity to explore and enjoy the camp experience. Your donation matters because it will ensure that ANY person regardless of ability to pay, can participate at all of our Y camps.
IN THE MONTH OF APRIL WE ASK YOU TO SUPPORT 144 - 144 is the number for camps address, but also the number of CAMPERS we want to raise support for. We want to make an IMPACT - and you can help! Together we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people and families who will turn to camp for encouragement and support.
Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please support our team by joining us in making a gift today.
Any amount makes a difference in the life of a deserving child. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Overnight Camp today in support of Pleasant Valley Overnight Camp. 100% of every dollar donated our annual campaign ensures that the camp experience is open to all.