Annual Campaign

Each year during the Annual Campaign, we ask for your support to keep a long-standing tradition of exceptional camp experiences alive and well. Your donation helps campers—more than 800 in 2016—develop character, build skills, learn from nature and make lasting friends and memories. 

In 2016, 103 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.

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
  • Provide quality training programs for camp staff

Did you know?

  • One three-person dome tent costs $375.
  • A customized first aid kit for an extended trip costs $205.
  • Complete reconditioning of one wood canoe costs $875 and 60+ hours of labor. 

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.

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

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Camp Widji
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.

More ways to give

Camp Widji Endowment Fund

A great way to support Widji 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 651-645-6605. We are deeply honored to be remembered by our friends in such a personal and significant way.

Living tribute and honor 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 our Director of Individual and Family Philanthropy, Meghan Cosgrove, at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (612) 371-8705.

Planned giving opportunities

Information and services are available for making a gift through bequest, life income charitable gift annuities, donation of securities, estate planning and other giving options. Please contact our Director of Individual and Family Philanthropy, Meghan Cosgrove, at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (612) 371-8705.

Wish list

Camp Widjiwagan is always looking for quality equipment. If you are interested in donating an item on our wish list, please email Matt Poppleton.

  • Dry bags (any size)
  • Wood paddles (52” to 58” long)
  • Industrial sewing machine
  • Compasses
  • Eureka six-person Outfitter Timberline tent
  • Lawnmowers
  • Fisher Boundary Waters Canoe Area Maps
  • Toro Workman
  • 16-foot Lund fishing boat with 25 to 45 horsepower motor and trailer
  • 17-foot aluminum canoes
  • 17-foot Old Town trippers (ABS canoes)
  • Computers (running Windows XP or newer)