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Ways to Donate to Camp Warren

Support Camp Warren

Since 1927, we’ve provided life-changing experiences on the shores of Half Moon Lake. We’ve evolved our programming to meet the needs of the community we serve, but our much-loved traditions endure. Thousands of people across our state, country and the world have experienced the magic of Camp Warren.

As always, we are committed to working diligently to serve our campers and meet the needs in our community. In light of the increased impact of COVID-19 and with summer just around the corner, Camp Warren is hopeful to be a place where campers can come together to ride a horse, shoot a bow and arrow, play in the gaga pit, win a raid in the dining hall, take a trip into the pristine boundary waters, or learn to sail on Half Moon Lake.

In 2019, 64 qualifying campers received financial assistance totaling over $80,000. Many of our scholarship recipients have never been on a family vacation, paddled a canoe or ridden a horse. Your donation makes these life-changing experiences possible for all children, regardless of their family’s income. And we anticipate this need growing in the coming months and year.

With your help, the YMCA can:

  • Offer camp scholarships so that no one is turned away due to financial need
  • Purchase essential program equipment and supplies and maintain our facilities
  • Provide quality training programs for camp staff

Case Statement

How to donate

We can process your gift online or by check, deferred billing, monthly credit card billing, EFT and donation of securities. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is fully tax-deductible.

Give online

You can also sign-up to be a sustaining giver! Pick your monthly contribution amount and check the “Make this a monthly gift” box!

To donate by mail, download the mail-in pledge card.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Camp Warren
NW 5901
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN 55485-5901

Matching gifts

Most companies match gifts to YMCA camping programs. Contact your human resources department today, and double your gift to camp.

Camp Warren Wish List

Help us improve our programming. We are in need of the below items! Please contact laura.villano@ymcamn.org and we will coordinate drop-off, pick-ups, and provide an in-kind donation form for tax purposes.

Facility Needs:

  • Twin sheet sets and twin blankets 
  • Lamps 
  • Rugs  
  • Refrigerators (family camp cabins, Silha)
  • Stoves (family camp cabins, Silha)
  • Freezer (camp store)
  • Pontoon
  • Pickup truck
  • Storage Shed
  • Boat motors
  • Large pedestal fans (Cub Lodge!)
  • Lake pump (watering garden)
  • Tongue and groove planking
  • Sauna stove
  • Commercial immersion blender
  • Commercial utility carts with wire mesh shelves
  • Ice machine
  • Warmer (kitchen)
  • Yurts

Program Needs:

  • Musical Instruments—xylophone, drums, guitars, tambourines, wood blocks 
  • Black and white photography equipment including 35mm cameras 
  • Fishing lures, line, children’s rods 
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle board paddles 
  • Bird, plant, animal identification books 
  • Flippers and snorkels 
  • Modern tennis racquets 
  • Yoga mats 
  • Legos
  • Sensory Toys
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Air pumps
  • Fishing Nets
  • Basketball hoops
  • Volleyball net
  • Tennis ball machine
  • Pug mill for wedging clay
  • Electric pottery wheels
  • Coloring Books
  • Dark bag (photo)
  • Photo enlarger
  • Hosing (garden)
  • Sprayers (garden)
  • Watering cans
  • Cistern (32 gal can)
  • Shovels
  • Hard rakes
  • Hoes
  • Weeding Knives
  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrows

Camping Needs:

  • Tents—Eureka Timberline Outfitter two-, four- and six-person tents 
  • Compasses for navigation 
  • Canoes
  • Dry Bags
  • Yolk Pads
  • Camping Stoves

More ways to give

Camp Warren Endowment Fund

A great way to support Warren is through a personal gift to the endowment fund, either as an immediate donation or as a gift in your estate plan. To make an endowment gift, please call us at 763-479-1146. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way.

Living tribute and memorial gifts

Honor someone special, either in memory or on a special occasion, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and the gift will have a lasting impact. Please contact Carolyn Caswell in Mission Advancement at 612-371-8707 for more information.

Planned giving opportunities

Create a legacy that will impact camp for generations – a gift in your will, IRA, insurance policy, bank account, trust or other estate instrument. Not only can this provide a tax benefit to you and your heirs, but it will bring priceless benefit to our camp community long into the future. Please contact Jeri Glick-Anderson, the Y’s Senior Director of Planned Giving, at jeri.glick-anderson@ymcamn.org or (651) 435-6724, for more information.