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Give to Camp Widjiwagan

Annual Fund

Each year during the Annual Fund, we ask for your support to keep a long-standing tradition of exceptional camp experiences alive and well. Your donation helps campers develop character, build skills, learn from nature, and make lasting friends and memories.  

Many of our scholarship recipients have never been on a family vacation, paddled a canoe or ridden a horse. Your donation makes these life-changing experiences possible for all children, regardless of their family’s income. 

With your help, the YMCA can:

  • Offer camp scholarships so that no one is turned away due to financial need 
  • Purchase essential program equipment and supplies 
  • Provide quality training programs for camp staff 

More Ways to Give

Widjiwagan has exciting project, program and capital giving opportunities. If you want to impact Camp Widjiwagan today, please contact Matt Poppleton, Executive Director, at or 612-465-0484 to learn more.

Capital and Program Improvement Fund

The Capital and Program Improvement Fund allows camp to plan for the future and invest in infrastructure projects and programmatic improvements. 

Equity in the Outdoors Fund 

The Equity in the Outdoors Fund dismantles barriers and provide pathways to diversifying the camp community. We want everyone to have transformative experiences in nature and the wilderness.

Camp Widjiwagan Endowment Fund

A great way to support Widjiwagan is through a personal gift to the endowment fund, either as an immediate donation or as a gift in your estate plan. To make an endowment gift, please call us at 651-435-6724. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way. 

Living tribute and memorial gifts

Honor someone special, either in memory or on a special occasion, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and the gift will have a lasting impact. Please contact Carolyn Caswell in Mission Advancement at 612-371-8707 for more information.

Planned giving opportunities

Create a legacy that will impact camp for generations – a gift in your will, IRA, insurance policy, bank account, trust or other estate instrument. Not only can this provide a tax benefit to you and your heirs, but it will bring priceless benefit to our camp community long into the future. Please contact Kari Rambo, the YMCA’s Senior Director of Planned Giving, at or (612) 330-3074, for more information.