Transporting Precious Cargo

$2,590 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 22 months
Lions Bear Lake Camp
on behalf of Dennis Tomkins
 LAPEER, MI
Lions Bear Lake Camp
We are a non-profit, wheelchair accessible, camp that specializes in working with special needs children. Our summer programs focus on children who are visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, juvenile arthritis and autistic. We also provide programs for the families of special needs children. Our summer programs are free or offered at a reduced rate to campers.

During spring and fall the camp is open to outside groups including, school groups that center around kids with special needs.

Our goal is to provide all campers with a real outdoor adventure experience. Universally accessible activities at our 120 acre camp include: low ropes challenge course, climbing tower with zip line, fishing, boating, swimming, archery, tent camping, play area, and nature trails.

With all these amazing activities it can be difficult for some of our campers to make the hike from one adventure to the next. Having a four seat utility vehicle would provide us with the ability and ease to transport campers and staff safely and in a timely manner to their next activity. This would be a great advantage for children who have walkers, braces and wheelchairs. Have you ever had a group of children who all decide they have to use the restroom at the same time, and at the farthest point away from the nearest bathroom? This is an everyday occurrence at Lions Bear Lake Camp. Our patched up, beat up, barely moving, ancient, old...OLD golf cart is on its last life. Please help us raise funds to give our campers a way not only to reach their next challenge, but also to the restroom. The utility vehicle will also be utilized as a way to transport wood up the hill to the bonfire pit and luggage from the parking lot to the cabins. Another advantage to having this UTV is it will give staff the ability to show camp to interested parents and visitors. Quick trips to the nurse's station would be possible when medical treatment is necessary.

Mission Statement
To provide a premier educational outdoor recreation experience for children with special needs.

http://www.bearlakecamp.org
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Update 5
Posted by Jean Jones
19 months ago
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Thank You! Thank You!
We did it!
Here is our new UTV, thanks to all of you that helped us reach our goal. It has already proven itself to be a great help to campers and staff.
New Toy
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Update 4
Posted by Jean Jones
20 months ago
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We Need Your Help
Front & Back Seat UTV with Bucket

*Emergency Transportation of Campers*
Transporting Campers from Activity to Activity
Transport Campers with Medical Needs to Nurses
Station
Transporting Luggage & Wheelchairs
Transporting Supplies throughout Camp
Family Tours of Camp to Prospective Campers
Maintenance
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Update 3
Posted by Jean Jones
21 months ago
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We've made it this far, but are still in need of your support to reach our goal. Groups such as these campers will be the beneficiaries of your generosity.
LCISD getting ready to climb 2015
Visually Impaired Campers 2014
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Campers 2014
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Update 2
Posted by Jean Jones
21 months ago
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The campers at Lions Bear Lake Camp need your help.
The camp is a non profit organization for children with special needs. Campers that come to experience the camp pay very little to no cost for their stay. The camp is funded by the Lions and Lioness Clubs and through fundraisers. We are in need of new transportation and a UTV would be an awesome and needed addition to camp. Please help.
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Susan Ridgeley Walling
22 months ago

I live only ten min.away from this camp. But until I got married I never even knew it was there. My inlaws were. founders and now my husband works there. this camp gives kids amazing opportunities to do things they would not be able to do otherwise . I've seen it first hand. If there's any way you can donate this would go to a wonderful cause handicapped children from all over the state would benefit greatly.

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$2,590 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 22 months
Created April 14, 2015
Lions Bear Lake Camp  
on behalf of Dennis Tomkins
AZ
$100
Ashley Zapczynski
19 months ago

This is an amazing experience for kids! I wish you guys all the best!! God bless!!

$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
TF
$25
Tia Falzarano
20 months ago

Lions Bear Lake Camp is my second home. Thanks for all you do Dennis!

BA
$100
Barry Allen
20 months ago

From the Manchester Lions Club

YK
$100
Yvonne Karolski
20 months ago

I am in awe of the great experiences that you provide to very deserving kids!! Good luck meeting the goal of getting this much needed vehicle for your camp!!

BS
$50
Betty Studenski
20 months ago

Good luck in making your goal to purchase this vehicle.

RK
$50
Rachelle Kniffen
21 months ago

I hope you make it to $7,000!

JS
$100
Julie and Patrick Skelley
21 months ago

This is for our buddy Dennis Tompkins and all the great work that he and Lions Bear Lake Camp does!

KR
$35
Katie Rogers
21 months ago

As someone who once was and now works with the precious cargo, having something like this would make LBLC even better--and that's almost impossible to do. Activities are the best parts of camp, and if getting to and from them was made more convenient for campers, there would be more time to participate.

SC
$10
Susie Cole
21 months ago

Happy to help.

Susan Ridgeley Walling
22 months ago

I live only ten min.away from this camp. But until I got married I never even knew it was there. My inlaws were. founders and now my husband works there. this camp gives kids amazing opportunities to do things they would not be able to do otherwise . I've seen it first hand. If there's any way you can donate this would go to a wonderful cause handicapped children from all over the state would benefit greatly.

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