Giving Back

Help others enjoy the camp experience!


Helping to send a kid to YMCA Camp Oakes can make a difference for a child that will last a lifetime.

Give the gift of Camp



For those interested in making direct contributions, Camp Oakes gratefully welcomes in-kind gifts.

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Funds raised during the Annual Support Campaign provide financial assistance to families who would otherwise be unable to participate in value-rich programs that allow youth to create a future beyond their imagination.

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The Y wishes to invite our friends to consider expressions of love and endearment to honor another through our endowment fund

Honor or Memorialize with a Gift


The good you do lives on forever through making the Y a part of your legacy. We invite you to learn more.

A significant portion of the funds we raise--whether through the annual Sustaining Campaign, the Kids-To-Camp program, in-kind/wish list contributions, or the YMCA Camping Services endowment program--are used to send children and families who, without your help, would not be able to enjoy this unique experience. Many of our subsidized campers have never been to the mountains. These young people have never experienced the self-esteem boost and team-building that comes from conquering a ropes course. They have never been in a canoe, nor enjoyed the camaraderie and spiritual rejuvenation that occurs when they get away from the city and gather around a blazing campfire beneath the stars.

Oakes campers make friends, build self-confidence, attain valuable social skills and gain self-esteem. It is a weeklong experience that focuses on developing vital traits such as Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility, the cornerstones of the YMCA program.