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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.

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.

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.

Absolutely! Please contact John Dickens at if you have any questions.

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