Join the Fundraising CAMPaign
Camp It Up! is at a unique point in our twenty-seven year history. Our founder and current director, Jill Rose, is retiring at the end of 2016. Our Board of Directors has taken steps to ensure that Camp It Up! remains a fixture in the LGBTQ community by developing a three-year fundraising plan to transition Camp It Up! into a financially sustainable non-profit organization.
Our Camp It Up! CAMPaign goal was to raise $130,000 from 2014 through 2017 to successfully accomplish the transition, and to position Camp It Up! to thrive in the decades to come. We launched our campaign at summer camp 2015 and continued it through the year and at camp again this summer 2016. To date we have raised close to $97,000! If we can reach our goal by the end of 2016 we will be poised to expand the reach of this vital camp to many more who need to experience it.
Camp It Up! has prided itself on creating a safe, inclusive and accepting space for LGBTQ families for over two decades. With your generous gift, you will be investing in Camp It Up! to:
● Reach new families: Over 500 families have attended Camp It Up! since we first started in 1990. Our goal in 2016 and beyond is to expand our reach and bring new and diverse families into our community. It is also a goal to increase the number of scholarships offered to low-income families.
● Continue to build young leaders: Over the years, more than 60 young people once campers – have graduated to counselor and staff roles at Camp It Up! Many choose Camp as a powerful topic for college essays, writing about leadership and advocacy skills they developed. These young adults serve as role models to younger campers and confidently carry the message, “let difference make you strong” out into their college and working lives.
● Expand Camp’s marketing and advertising reach: If we want to build Camp It Up! and bring new families to Camp, we have to find them. Your gift will help us expand our marketing outreach and find new young camper families in California and beyond.
● Bring in new voices: At this year’s camp, we have made a concerted effort to collect the ideas, creativity and inspiration of our campers, but this is just the beginning. We want to expand our Board, bringing new creativity and innovation into our work. For us to ensure that future generations of LGBT families have a safe space like Camp, we are looking for all who share the importance of a place like Camp It Up! to make a one-time, or up to three-year contribution to support our mission and vision.
We are asking you to join us, in making a financial pledge to support the future of Camp It Up! We’ve made it easy, just click: