Unrestricted Donation / Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund allow the Foundation to help ensure the continuation of a great experience at Nature Camp, providing a fun, safe and healthful environment for campers and staff to live, learn, and play. These unrestricted funds give the Foundation the ability to address renovation and maintenance needs during semiannual service weekends, as well as support Nature Camp with operational needs throughout the year.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Annual Fund now:

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is to the Annual Fund

NCF Scholarship Fund

Although your gifts to the Annual Fund provide essential funding for the support of Nature Camp, you may want to add an additional gift, or designate part of your annual gift to the NCF Scholarship Fund. Through a gift to the Scholarship Fund, you can help provide access to the Nature Camp experience to every child who wants to attend, now and in the future.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the NCF Scholarship Fund now:

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is to the NCF Scholarship Fund.

In Honor of / In Memory of

Donations may be made in honor or in memory of a person you designate. When making these types of gifts, be sure to provide the name of the person you are honoring, and the fund to which your gift is designated.  (Undesignated donations will go to the unrestricted Annual Fund).  Begin your donation using the Paypal button below.  THE BOX FOR ENTERING THE NAME AND PREFERENCE OF FUND is currently on the second page of the PayPal checkout process – after you enter your PayPal user name and passcode.  Look for the words “In Memory of / In Honor of” with a small plus sign beside them and click the plus sign to open the box and enter the name of the person and your preference of fund, if any.

Use the PayPal button below to donate In Honor Of / In Memory Of now:

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is in honor of / in memory of and the name of the person you are honoring.

Gus Deeds Scholarship Fund

To celebrate Gus’s life and the traits he embodied, the Nature Camp Foundation in partnership with the Deeds family has built an outdoor teaching pavilion and established one full scholarship in his name. Donations made in Gus’s name will support the creation of an additional youth camper scholarship.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Gus Deeds Scholarship Fund now:

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is in memory of Gus Deeds.

Stuart Craig Scholarship Fund

To celebrate Stuart Craig’s life and association with Nature Camp, a scholarship has been established in his name. Donations made in Stuart’s name will support a partial youth camper scholarship annually.

Use the PayPal button below to donate to the Stuart Craig Scholarship Fund now:

Or, To donate by mail, send a check to:
The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162

Please identify that your contribution is in memory of Stuart Craig

Matching Gift Programs

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs, and will match charitable contributions made by their employees as well as sometimes those made by the company’s retirees or employees’ spouses. With matching gifts, you can increase the impact of your gift substantially. Please check with your employer regarding your company’s matching gift program.

Estate Planning

Consider joining the Thinking of Tomorrow Legacy Society by including the Nature Camp Foundation in your estate planning.  With a name inspired by the Nature Camp song, this society includes those who are helping ensure Nature Camp’s many tomorrows for future generations through their thoughtful planning today.

Although there many planned giving options which may provide important financial benefits while supporting the Nature Camp Foundation in the future, one of the easiest is adding the Nature Camp Foundation to your will.  It may be as simple as adding a codicil to your will stating something such as, “I give _______ ($ amount, description of property, or % of estate) to Nature Camp Foundation, Incorporated, a Virginia charitable and tax-exempt organization, for its unrestricted use.”

Whatever approach you chose, you should consult with a tax and/or legal advisor to ensure that you plan and draft your Nature Camp Foundation language carefully, considering your personal goals and individual circumstances to maximize the benefits to you.

Even though our board members may change over the years, our status as a 501c (3) organization remains constant and thus any executor can find the Nature Camp Foundation easily via the IRS or
GuideStar.org. If you have questions supporting the Nature Camp Foundation in this way, please contact Amy Gonzalez, Development Chair, or Nell Fredericksen, President.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is a simple and quick way to support the Nature Camp Foundation.  If you hold stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have risen in value and you have held them for more than a year, you may want to consider using them to make a gift for several reasons.  First, a donation of appreciated securities qualifies you for a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security on the gift date.  This amount is generally deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.  Also, when you transfer the securities directly to the Nature Camp Foundation, you won’t incur capital gains tax, allowing you a greater tax benefit than if you simply sold the securities yourself and donated the cash from the sale.  Consult your tax advisor for how the rules impact your situation.

Once you are ready to make your gift, contact your broker, and instruct him or her to transfer the number of shares you would like to gift to:

Wells Fargo Advisors
Account number 6274-3378
Nature Camp Foundation
DTC #0141
217 S. Main St
Lexington, VA 24450

Please be sure your broker or you notify the NCF Treasurer of the stock gift, and any special designations.  If you need assistance or more information, please contact Mike Meads, NCF’s account manager at Wells Fargo (540-463-2998) or you can email the NCF Treasurer.

Gifts in Kind

If your gift directly benefits Nature Camp Foundation (such as food for Service Weekend attendees), please complete the NCF Gift In Kind form.

If you are donating goods to Nature Camp, Inc, please contact Nature Camp to obtain the NCI Gift In Kind form.

If you have questions about your gift or the form, please contact Amy Gonzalez, Development Chair, Nature Camp Foundation.

Special Gifts

Special gifts of equipment or funds might be appropriate for some who wish to donate to Nature Camp. On occasion, for example, Nature Camp requests funding from Nature Camp Foundation for items the camp’s operating budget cannot support, such as a new truck, a new public address system, or a special piece of equipment.

The Foundation is always looking for donors to participate in funding these special gifts to Nature Camp. If this program is something that interests you, please contact Amy Gonzalez, Development Chair, or Nell Fredericksen, President.

Donations here are financial. Any direct donation of items (rather than money) should be made directly to Nature Camp, Inc.

To donate by mail, send a check to:

The Nature Camp Foundation
P.O. Box 265
Studley VA 23162
Email the Treasurer