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Ways to Donate to Camp Warren

Support Camp Warren

Since 1927, we’ve provided life-changing experiences on the shores of Half Moon Lake. We’ve evolved our programming to meet the needs of the community we serve, but our much-loved traditions endure. Thousands of people across our state, country and the world have experienced the magic of Camp Warren.

This year, the reality of COVID-19’s impact on YMCA of the North’s financial state has brought about pauses in programming and changes to the camping team. Because we were unable to safely run our summer program, we face a significant reduction in revenue unlike anything we have ever experienced. We are asking you to help by investing in Warren’s greatest needs. Your investment will provide stability to Camp Warren during these uncharted times and preserve the Camp Warren experience for years to come. 

Please give generously. We are leaning on supporters like you to keep our foundation strong, to help sustain us as we chart our path forward and ensure our people, programs and sacred spaces thrive into the future. 

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 North
Camp Warren
NW 5901
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5901

Matching gifts

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

Help us “push da canoe” into 2021 and beyond.

Your investment will provide stability to Camp Warren during these uncharted times and preserve the Camp Warren experience for years to come.

And you can double your impact! Thanks to the generous PentaLuna Giving Circleand the Camp Warren Community Board Members, a gift of $50/month or more will be matched up to $25,000 through the end of the year.

Thank you for your generous donations and helping us Push Da Canoe!

*PentaLuna is a group of five women who met and became lifelong friends as campers and staff members at Camp Warren. On behalf of PentaLuna – Nicole Cosgrove, Sarah (Gross) Ellingson, Sara Gensmer, Emilie Hitch and Alison Sipkins and the Camp Warren Community Board – we thank you for your consideration of a stretch donation of $50-100/month. We are honored to match your gift and with your support, provide stability to Camp Warren for decades to come.

Camp Warren Community Board Contributing Members:

Joanna Danks
Jeff Scott
Doug Mayo
Bill O’Brien
Richard Dorn; Board of Director, YMCA of the North

Camp Warren Wish List

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

Facility Needs:

  • Lamps 
  • Rugs  
  • Refrigerators (family camp cabins, Silha)
  • Stoves (Silha)
  • Freezer (camp store)
  • Pontoon
  • Pickup truck
  • Storage Shed
  • Boat motors
  • Large pedestal fans (Cub Lodge!)
  • Lake pump (watering garden)
  • Tongue and groove planking
  • Sauna stove
  • Commercial immersion blender
  • Commercial utility carts with wire mesh shelves
  • Ice machine
  • Warmer (kitchen)
  • Yurts

Program Needs:

  • Musical Instruments—xylophone, drums, guitars, tambourines, wood blocks 
  • Black and white photography equipment including 35mm cameras 
  • Fishing lures, line, children’s rods 
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle board paddles 
  • Bird, plant, animal identification books 
  • Flippers and snorkels 
  • Modern tennis racquets 
  • Legos
  • Sensory Toys
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Air pumps
  • Fishing Nets
  • Volleyball net
  • Tennis ball machine
  • Pug mill for wedging clay
  • Electric pottery wheels
  • Coloring Books
  • Dark bag (photo)
  • Photo enlarger
  • Hosing (garden)
  • Sprayers (garden)
  • Watering cans
  • Cistern (32 gal can)
  • Shovels
  • Hard rakes
  • Hoes
  • Weeding Knives
  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrows

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 Warren Endowment Fund

A great way to support Warren 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 763-479-1146. 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@ymcanorth.org or (651) 435-6724, for more information.