At Nicolet, we sense the demand for camp is greater than ever! The outdoor and social experiences are proving invaluable and we’re grateful so many alumni and families stepped forward in 2020, offering financial support for camp during a year with no tuition revenue.
Registration is open since October 1st, and families affected by the pandemic are requesting financial aid for 2021; the Camp Nicolet Foundation has already awarded over $12,000 in camperships! We appreciate numerous camp families optimistically “rolled over” 2020 tuition payments towards next summer, however, that leaves us with an immediate $100,000 budget deficit for the 2021 operating season. Another unique challenge we face, thanks to COVID-19.
This financial circumstance inspires Nicolet’s Race to 100k campaign, launched recently. We are beyond grateful that nearly $41,000 has been raised. Our goal is to reach $50,000 by January 1st, 2021. Together, we can do this! Here are ways you can direct your gift, as we race to raise $100,000 total this winter:
- Mail a check – payable to the Camp Nicolet Foundation – to PO Box 1359, Eagle River, WI 54521.
- To use a credit card, CLICK HERE. The link takes you directly to the CN Foundation PayPal Giving Fund. As a registered charity, the Foundation receives 100% of your gift. PayPal is simply the platform.
Tax-deductible donations made through the Camp Nicolet Foundation include gifts to:
The Ann and Wendall Schrader Campership Fund
Make it financially accessible for a camper to attend Nicolet this summer. This fund is named in honor of Nicolet Founders, Ann and Wendall Schrader.
The Christopher Starz Leadership Memorial Fund
Make it financially accessible for a camper to participate in a Northpoint Adventures wilderness trip experience. This fund is named in memory of Christopher Starz, Northpoint programs co-founder. While Camp Nicolet is offering select wilderness backcountry trips this summer, campers must be enrolled in the Six Week – Full Summer program, in limiting the introduction of COVID-19 into the camp community.
The General Mission
Make an unrestricted donation to the Camp Nicolet Foundation. Donations bolster Campership funds, help with program needs, or contribute to sustainable operation.
Spirit of Nicolet Society
A one-time gift of $1,000 towards any Foundation fund or initiative recognizes you as a member of the Spirit of Nicolet Society. You receive a commemorative, high-quality blanket from camp as a “thank you.”
Earn Donations to the Foundation while Shopping Online
THE NICOLET SPIRIT SHOP
Inspired and designed by Camp Nicolet Alumnae for the Camp Nicolet Foundation, this online store offers all the Nicolet swag and gear for you and the whole family. A percentage of all proceeds goes directly to the Foundation to help support Camperships and the general Nicolet Mission. SHOP NOW, have fun, and give to a great cause!
Many other online stores will contribute a percentage of your purchase to the Camp Nicolet Foundation. Click below to learn more about enrolling in the iGive Program and make a difference just by shopping.
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Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice – like the Camp Nicolet Foundation
4. Start shopping!
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