Strong Kids Campaign 2019

To be as straight forward as possible, we need your donation to help kids get to camp. Imagine 250 pair of empty shoes – worn out sneakers in an array of sizes and styles – scattered about on the parking lot as the bus comes for a pick up. Imagine the same shoes arriving at camp and finding their way to cabin groups and activity areas. Imagine them lined up in rows at the cabins while campers are swimming and mixed into a pile at the dining hall just before the Thursday night sock hop. Now imagine filling those shoes with deserving kids who want and need a camp experience but are from families who do not have the financial means to afford the entire cost. Camp is for kids – ALL kids. Please consider a gift to our 2019 Strong Kids Campaign – help us in our goal to fill 250 pair of shoes with actual children from neighborhoods near and far.   

Terrific things are happening at Camp Jorn. We have great staff focused on recognizing and building the value(s) innate to every camper. Our programs are growing to serve more kids with greater impact. This summer, campers will benefit from professional staff training focused on servant leadership, emotional well-being and well-prepared program areas with horses, sailboats, ski boats, canoe trips, field games and instructors that will ensure every camper experiences success.  

Every donation drives us forward and this year – your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $150,000 by the commitment of Anne & John Mueller and G&W Electric. Your $100 gift brings $200 to Camp & Kids. Your $1000 gift brings $2000. How often do you get a chance to double your money and impact? You are a foundational piece of the place, the programs and the people of CJ. Kids, parents, employees, volunteers, community – we all say THANK YOU!

Camp Jorn YMCA is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving youth and families. Your tax-deductible contribution will help to strengthen CJ’s programs and facilities so that we may continue to build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.


Our Donors Make A Difference

Here at Camp Jorn, we believe that every child deserves the chance to experience the wonder of summer outdoor programming. We and our donors are committed to providing this opportunity to children of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and incomes. When you donate to Camp Jorn you are making camp affordable for families that would otherwise not be able to benefit from our life changing programs and services.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors we were able to help give the gift of camp to 127 Resident and 28 Day Campers for our 2019 season. Our scholarships helped fund between 10-100% of camper fees for qualifying families. We gave away over $125,000 worth of scholarships to happy campers like Tiffany, who was able to experience summer camp for the first time thanks to our generous donors. Tiffany credits Camp Jorn for helping her see life differently and being able to try new things, like going on a four-day hiking camp and tubing. Tiffany was so inspired by her time at Camp that she wanted to pay it forward and donated $20 from money she earned towards future camperships. If you would like the chance to change a child’s life, to help them make new friends, connect with nature, and impact their lives in positive and meaningful way, please consider contributing to our 2019 Strong Kids Campaign.

Together, we can change lives!

Thank you to the following sponsors!!