Central Washington Catholic Youth Camp
UPDATE: MOVING TO LAKE WENATCHEE!!!

This year's theme:
SET FREE! The Freedom Of Sainthood!

Our Camp has a lot of needs, especially our first year!  Please see the list of requirements below. Perhaps you have an item that you can donate to us. Perhaps you know someone who has it.  Perhaps you would prefer to make a donation, stipulating what it is to be used for. Monetary donations are tax deductible and matched at 100% , up to $15,000 by the Divine Child Institute! We will honor your stipulation. Donors will be honored in our Camper guide, unless you prefer anonymity. Just visit our Home Page and click the "Donate" button.  Thank you for supporting our children!

Camp Needs
Quantity
 Estimated Cost
 Reason for the Need
 Need Met?
Trailer, enclosed, >10 ft.
1
 $5,000
 We haul a lot of equipment to camp. We also need to store it when not in use. A 10 foot or larger "U-Haul" type trailier is what we have in mind. Should be serviceable for 10 years.
 No
 Camp T-Shirts
 140
 $840
 Every camper and staff member gets a shirt.  Helps with group identification. Four colors for the camper teams, a color for Counselors, and a color for LITES. Printed with Camp logo.
 No
 Bibles
 75
 $570
 We make Bibles available to all. These are Soft-cover NAB.  We have purchased 25 during a sale, but need 75 more.
 No
 Youth Catechism ("YouCat")
 100
 $2,000
 Catechism designed for the age groups we minister to
 No
Medical Supplies
 Numerous
 $500
  From band-aids to ointments to epi-pens, we need to be well stocked to serve our campers.
  No
 Printed Curriculum
 120
 $400
 A 60 page reference guide for campers, with Faith Talk notes, daily verses, inspritatonal quotes, etc. All campers and staff will have this
  No
 Counselor Reference Guide
 20
 $150
 Counselors refer to this for information on camp rules and policies, activity suggestions, useful information. All counselors will have this.
  No
 Laptop Computer
 1
 $600
 Durable laptop needed for camp presentations, documentation storage, photo storage, and presentations throughout the year to parishes and groups.
  No
 Printer
 1
 $300
 Black and white laser printer (not inkjet), for providing documentation during camp.
  No
 Projector
 1
 $200
 Used for presentations, at camp and throughout the year.
  No
 Walkie-Talkies
 20
 $500
 Instant communication is a must for keeping our campers safe, and our program on track. Cheap ones do not last, so we hope for quality here.
  No
 Button Maker
 1
 $200
 This machine stamps out round, 2 1/4" pins that go on everyones shirt.  Buttons are color-coded with the camper's (or staff's) name.  Quality matters here. Cheap ones do not work.
  No
 Camper Scholarship
 Many
$450 Full $300 Fee
$150 Partial
 Although we have kept our cost as low as possible to the campers, relying on donations to make up the $150 deficit (each camper costs $450) there are many in our diocese that cannot afford it, especially those with multiple eligible children.
  On-Going
 Chaperone Counselors
 8-16
 A Week of Your Time
 We require one gender-appropriate chaperone per every seven campers. 50 campers mean 8 chaperones - minimum!  100 campers = 16. Chaperones are over 21 and require a diocesan background check and safety training certification. 
  No
 Counselors
 5-10
 A Week of Your Time
 Volunteers who are 18-20 years old can be Counselors. They will fill most of the duties of a chaperone/counselor and are usually partnered with them. Counselors also require safety training and background check from the diocese.
  No
 Nurse
 1-2
 Your Valuable Time
 The Camp Nurse is a necessary staff member and a VIP.  She/he is responsible for dispensing all prescription drugs to campers as well as attending to the various bumps, scrapes and bug bites that are a part of camp. Two nurses could each do half a week.
  No
 Fundraiser
 1
 Time and Expertise
 If you have skills in co-ordinating fundraising events, we need you. You will be an "idea" person, talking with other parishes about practical fundraising events.  We need your gifts!
 No