It’s not every day that you get to be a superhero as a campground owner, but that is exactly what happens, thanks to the dedication of hundreds of campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada each year.
Campground owners, together with their staff and campers, do fundraising activities to help tens of thousands of children battling cancer experience the healing power of the outdoors through Care Camps. Each of the campgrounds has developed its own unique and engaging activities to fill their campground’s activities calendar and get their campers and staff involved in this great cause.
AGS, a Division of Texas Advertising, is excited to be sharing their stories through a series of articles that highlight the many efforts campground owners are doing across the country to support and fundraise to help support Care Camps. AGS is a full-service marketing company, offering both print and digital solutions to help campgrounds build relationships within their communities and their patrons.
AGS and Care Camps shared the story of the Bar Harbor Kampgrounds of America in a recent posting on WOODALLSCM.com. There are more stories in the series set to be released soon.
Many campground owners have shared that starting a fundraising program can seem overwhelming, due to things such as a shortage of staff or a lack of experience in knowing what to do. AGS hopes this series will provide not only some much-needed inspiration and joy to the readers, but will also give campground owners and managers who desire to help kids some tangible and easy solutions they can implement at their own property to enhance their guest experience.
“There is nothing more precious than children,” said Brian Schaeffer, president and owner of AGS Guest Guides. “As families around the world struggle to find the elusive cure for their child’s cancer, we believe in the power of nature and know that camp offers a degree of normalcy and fun for these kids when it is desperately needed. We consider it a great privilege to support the meaningful work of Care Camps to help children with cancer and their families find hope and healing in the outdoors.”
If you are looking for ideas for easy fundraisers you can do to support Care Camps, check out Care Camps “FUN-Raising Starter Toolkit” page, where you will find everything you need to create fun and memorable experiences for your guests and raise money for a great cause at the same time. Visit https://carecamps.org/campground/ to download your fundraising toolkit today!
If your campground has a successful fundraiser that you would like to share, please send a message to [email protected] Care Camps loves hearing your ideas and featuring stories about those who do so much to enhance the quality of life for kids going through so much.