Wa-Ri-Ki Moving Heaven and Earth

$525 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 45 months
Website:  CampWaRiKi.com

Who's Behind the Campaign: The Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Board of Directors

Who You're Helping:  Each year Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki helps thousands of at risk, and metropolitan area youth.

What - Campaign... Raising Heaven and Earth: We're raising money so we can move earth at the 70 year-old Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki and make some needed repairs and upgrades. The heaven part? Well, you can see that in the smiles of the at-risk, church group, and special needs kids we serve.

We've priced out some equipment that will do much needed jobs at the Camp, including athletic field upgrades, sewage system modernization, and new fittings for the dorms.  Then... there's the new Retreat/Staff & Counselors' Center targeted to open in late 2015 -- it's already underway, but we can sure use some more financial help:

Above, Mike Richards our new Camp Host, surveys the remodeling underway in for the new Retreat Center.  Mike owns a professional remodeling business, so we are lucky to have him doing double duty at Camp.

Above, Smokey the Bear is a big part of the messages given to the young ones, and the Smokey the Bear song is a Camp favorite.

We've recently signed a 50-year lease on the property and are mounting an ambitious development campaign of which the first step is having the needed equipment. We already hired a professional re-modeler who serves as Camp host, and thanks to his suggestion, we want to use part of the money raised to purchase a new gas powered water heater -- it will heat more water, plus save on annual costs. And that makes for happy campers.

Giving Level - Thank You Gifts...

We want to thank you for helping us, so we have a great set of Wa-Ri-Ki items for you that you will enjoy using and which will also help us get the word out about the Camp.

Help us move the earth... and you'll also be helping us create a bit of heaven.
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Here's a short video capturing the place in the heart... called Camp Wa-Ri-Ki.
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$525 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 45 months
Created March 16, 2015
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42 months ago
Scott Frangos
45 months ago

When I think of the thousands of area youth the Camp helps each year, I am happy to see it taking on initiatives with a strong vision for the future.

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