Support Red Arrow Camp
Why Support Red Arrow Camp?
Red Arrow Camp is fortunate to have passionate and generous alumni whose dedication to RAC endures long after they leave the shores of Trout Lake. Compelled by the life-altering experiences they had as campers and counselors at RAC, these alumni help preserve the tradition of RAC for future generations.
Red Arrow Camp is dependent upon the support and generosity of alumni and others to continue its mission of helping great boys become great men. Since 1967, alumni support for scholarships through the Charles M. Boesel Foundation has helped worthy boys attend camp. In 2012, the Charles M. Boesel Foundation changed its name to the Red Arrow Camp Foundation and purchased the camp from Bob and Sue Krohn. This transition ensured the long-term success of Red Arrow Camp.
Today, Red Arrow is still very much in need of ongoing support from its alumni. The Charles M Boesel Fund, a distinct entity within the larger Foundation, continues its important mission of supporting campers who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend RAC. In addition, the Foundation’s ongoing capital campaign allows us to upgrade and improve the facilities at camp while preserving its unique tradition.
Please support our mission. We encourage you to learn more about the RAC Foundation and the Charles M Boesel Fund in these pages. Donations of any size are very much appreciated.
The seven-week format is critical to the RAC experience. Our sons have all said that spending seven weeks at camp taught them to be more independent. A shorter length of stay would not have given them the opportunity to disconnect from today's distractions, and they wouldn't have learned how to be self-reliant, how to trust, or how to build solid friendships.
I was first a camper and then a counselor at Red Arrow Camp. RAC has fundamentally shaped who I am as a person, and some of my oldest and truest friends are RAC alums. RAC will be a part of my family as long as it exists.
When I first connected with RAC, I was a junior in college and unsure where life's path would take me. My time at RAC helped me develop a strong sense of self and uncover my real skill set: helping others.
Foundation & Donation FAQs
By creating the Red Arrow Camp Foundation and purchasing Red Arrow Camp, we’ve spared the camp from the uncertainty of ownership change or dilution. By transitioning Red Arrow Camp into a nonprofit foundation structure, it will survive for future generations.
Almost 100% of donations go directly toward the camp. The directors of the Foundation aren’t compensated for their work, and the cost of producing and mailing our camp newsletters is covered by a donation specific to that purpose.
Although we consider the Foundation’s 2012 purchase of the camp a huge win, we still have work to do. We need your support to expand our programs, enhance our facilities, and create an endowment for tuition abatement.
Currently, there are several capital expense programs underway at Red Arrow Camp. We’ve been using our generous donors’ contributions for facility enhancements like replacing the bathhouse and installing new tennis courts.
You can specify whether you’d like your donation to support the capital campaign or the Charles M. Boesel scholarship fund. Funds designated for the capital campaign typically support the camp in whatever way the directors deem best; however, if you’d like to support a specific initiative, feel free to contact the Foundation to share your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve received donations from corporate foundations, family foundations, alumni, staff, and even current campers. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!
Yes, donations to the Red Arrow Camp Foundation and Charles M. Boesel Fund are deductible for income tax, federal estate tax, and gift tax purposes.