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Ways to Donate to Camp Icaghowan

Support Camp Icaghowan

Since 1909, we have provided life-changing experiences for youth and families. On the shores of Lake Wapogasset we’ve evolved our programming to meet the needs of the communities we serve. While some activities have changed, many of our much-loved traditions endure.

As always, we are committed to working diligently to serve our campers and meet the needs of the community. In light of the impact of COVID-19, and with summer just around the corner, Camp Icaghowan hopes to be a place where campers experience the great outdoors by riding a horse, shooting a bow and arrow, playing Gaga Ball, singing songs around a campfire, paddling canoes and kayaks, and searching for tadpoles at the isthmus.

In 2019, 200 campers received financial assistance totaling over $80,000. 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. This year, we anticipate the need will grow.

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 and maintain our facilities
  • Provide quality training programs for camp staff

Case Statement

How to donate

We can process your gift online or by check, deferred billing, monthly credit card billing, EFT and donation of securities. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible.

Give online

You can also sign-up to be a sustaining giver! Pick your monthly contribution amount and check the “Make this a monthly gift” box!

To donate by mail, download the mail-in pledge card.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Camp Icaghowan
NW 5901
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5901

Matching gifts

Many companies match gifts to YMCA camping programs. Contact your human resources department today and double your gift to camp.

Camp Icaghowan Wish List

Help us improve our programming. We are in need of the below items! Please contact michel.tigan@ymcamn.org and we will coordinate drop-off, pick-ups, and provide an in-kind donation form for tax purposes.

Facility Needs:

  • Mini Refrigerator (Health Service)
  • Pontoon Boat motor
  • Large pedestal fans (Cub Lodge!)
  • Tongue and groove planking
  • Sauna stove
  • Commercial immersion blender
  • Golf Cart or Gator
  • Warmer (kitchen)
  • Yurt or Platform Tent

Program Needs:

  • Musical Instruments— guitars, tambourines, wood blocks, ukulele  
  • Fishing lures, line, children’s rods 
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle board paddles 
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle boards
  • Bird, plant, animal identification books 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Legos
  • Sensory Toys
  • Fishing Nets
  • Volleyball net

Camping Needs:

  • Tents—Eureka Timberline Outfitter two-, four- and six-person tents 
  • Compasses for navigation 
  • Canoes
  • Dry Bags
  • Yolk Pads
  • Camping Stoves

More ways to give

Camp Icaghowan Endowment Fund

A great way to support Icaghowan 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 715-386-4380. 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 Jeri Glick-Anderson, the Y’s Senior Director of Planned Giving, at jeri.glick-anderson@ymcamn.org or (651) 435-6724, for more information.