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A precious investment in 109 year-old traditions that have defined generations of summer adventure

For many campers, this is their first experience outside of their hometown or the hustle and bustle of urban life. This may be the first time they put their feet in a river or see deer in the wild, the first time they sleep outdoors and see the blanket of stars, undimmed by city lights. Camp Letts helps children and young adults see the world through a different lens. It frees their spirit, allows them to explore the world and stays with them always.

Yet thousands of families face significant financial pressures due to job loss, illness, education and more. Thanks to donations from supporters like you, Camp Letts has offered profound memories and growth for over 100 years. The endless possibilities of camp positively changes every child that journeys down our driveway. Please help us keep our camp open to those who need structure, role models and opportunity most.


Give the Gift of Camp

In 2015, over $240,000 in scholarships was given to help 335 children experience Camp Letts. The average gift covered 70% of the total cost of a session, and 25% of overnight campers received financial assistance.

Click here for our secure online form to make your contribution today. Please be sure to designate your gift to Camp Letts!


Camp Letts Endowment Fund

A Camp Letts Endowment is an investment in our future. A strong endowment fund gives us the ability to make long-term plans and decisions with financial security. Donations include bequests, beneficiary designations (i.e. retirement plans, insurance and insurance annuity assets), charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, memorial or honorary gifts, endowed gifts, personal property, donor-advised funds and charitable lead trusts. Gifts to the Endowment Fund allow us to enhance camp programs and activities, give scholarships to deserving youth and improve our facilities.

Leave your legacy with YMCA Camp Letts. For more information or to make a gift, please contact Darnell Burtin, Director of Major Gifts, at Darnell.Burtin@ymcadc.org. We are so grateful for the following endowments that are already helping us spread the impact of camp!

  • Steve Justice (Established by Ken Menzies)
  • Leonie Penney (Established by the Penney Family)
  • Bernard Penney (Established by the Penney Family)

In-Kind Donations

We are in constant need of in-kind donations to provide a memorable and rewarding summer experience for every camper. Please donate new or gently used items – your donations are tax deductible! To help you make the most of your gift, here are some items we particularly need on an ongoing basis.

  • Equestrian Tack & Blankets
  • Canoes & Paddles
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sports Equipment
  • Arts & Craft Supplies
  • Life Jackets
  • Kayaks
  • Sailboats
  • Tools & Sheds
  • Building Supplies
  • Office Supplies
  • DVD Players & Digital Projectors
  • New Computer Equipment & Printers
  • Washers & Dryers

Contact our Executive Director Andrew Mason at andrew.mason@ymcadc.org to discuss your donation!

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