Nature Camp Foundation News

The Gus Deeds Memorial Fund – Update



The plans are approved, the site selected, and the contractor is ready to go. Lithic Construction will begin building the Gus Deeds Memorial Pavilion in April with completion during Service Weekend (May 15-17, 2015).

Many of the materials to be used in construction are local, including a previously felled white oak from near the pool which was milled for the project. The pavilion will be located where many of you may remember there once stood an incinerator. For those that don’t remember, Nature Camp used to burn its trash! This location is between the Canteen and Girl’s T-house adjacent to where folks often park their cars. The dedication of the Pavilion will occur sometime during 1st or 2nd Session.

At the time of this writing, a broad email request for donations went out and a limited direct mail is on its way. We still need to raise over $10,000 of our $50,000 goal. These dollars will complete the Deeds Memorial Fund and its perpetual scholarship component. The scholarship fund will provide a camper each year, selected by the staff, with a full scholarship for the following year. A camper who embodied all that made Gus special was selected in 2014 and will receive this wonderful gift to attend Camp in 2015.

You can make online donations to the Gus Deeds Memorial Fund here, as well as get information on making a donation by mail.