Coppercreek Memorial Fund
The Coppercreek Memorial Fund is our special way of commemorating John, Lynne and Lauren by helping make camp more attainable for children. We will forever be grateful of the legacy they left behind for campers and staff to enjoy for years to come. They touched the lives of so many people in their years building Coppercreek Camp.
We believe strongly in mentoring relationships, the value of time spent in nature, and the need to “unplug” from technology that takes place at summer camp. Camp is a safe place for children to practice independence, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and responsibility. We are always looking for ways to open our doors to children who otherwise can not afford to attend. Through the fundraising efforts of our camp families, alumni and sponsors, camp will touch the lives of children who never dreamed they could experience the magic of summer camp.
For families interested in possibly receiving scholarships, all requests for scholarships must be made through our Contact Us Form. Full scholarships are often not available as we try to help as many kids as possible join camp. Income verification is required.
“Thank you so much for providing our daughter with such a wonderful camp experience this summer. This was her first time being away from home. We heard great things about her counselor and all of the staff. She enjoyed her horseback riding lessons the most, and said the food was GREAT! Thank you again for providing this opportunity for her. We appreciated it so very much.”
There are three ways to make a contribution:
- Pay online now through PayPal, Credit, or Debit Card
- Make a tax-deductible donation by printing and sending this form to the American Camp Association with Check Memo: “Coppercreek Camp”
- Make a tax-deductible donation by sending us a check made out to “The Genesee Retreat” with Memo: “Coppercreek Camp”
The Genesee Retreat (tax id # 94-3230114) is a local Indian Valley non-profit foundation organized to help deserving Plumas County children with recreational, educational and health services. We have always believed in giving back to our own community and have directed the money donated to the Genesee Retreat to go to these children (100% of all donations go to the children).
The ACA Camp Scholarship Program funds will go to applicants who are selected from outside of Plumas County. Many of these children are part of our National Guard “Operation Purple” Program. We have hosted children of active service men and women at camp for several years now and will continue to do so with your generous help (ACA retains a 7.5% administrative fee).
If you choose to print the form and mail a check, please make the check payable to either the Genesee Retreat or the ACA Camper Scholarship Program and memo “Coppercreek Camp”. We will forward your check to the appropriate foundation and send a receipt with their tax id number.