What is the purpose of the Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association?
The Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association is invested in building a bridge between past and present campers and staff.
Do I need to be a member to attend the 100th reunion?
No! We invite all alum 18+ to join the CCAA but it is not required. See also the benefits of membership below.
Where does the money collected from memberships dues and fundraisers go?
100% of funds collected from membership dues, fundraisers, and the donations to the American Camp Association tax-exempt fund go to funding CCAA sponsored scholarships to send a camper to camp.
What is the purpose of the CCAA scholarship fund?
The CCAA Scholarship Fund exists to ensure that more girls have the opportunity to experience Carysbrook regardless of economic, racial, geographic, religious, ethnic or social background.
In line with the ACA, the mission statement represents the objective of the scholarship fund. By expanding the demographics of campers attending Camp Carysbrook these girls contribute to the holistic experience of camp. Whether this diversity comes from socioeconomic, racial, or cultural backgrounds, all campers will benefit from experiencing Camp Carysbrook with girls from all walks of life. Allowing campers to attend Carysbrook whose families may not have the means, or who may not have been exposed to the camp experience, extends the reach of the magic of camp with the help of those who have lived it. The CCAA is made up of women who were once campers or staff, and our dedication to the next generation of campers is essential in continuing the legacy of Camp Carysbrook.
What are the criteria for campers to receive scholarships?
- Camper exhibits financial need.
- Camper is self-motivated and wants to participate under the guidelines of Camp Carysbrook.
- Camper is 6 to 16 years old.
- Camper is ready to sleep away from home.
- Camper has no history of behavioral problems that have resulted in removal from school or another camp.
- Camper does not have missing credits that require her to be in summer school.
- Camper’s family or guardian supports their attendance at Carysbrook.
- The amount given toward the participation of any scholarship camper shall not exceed the amount of tuition and airfare minus the amount the family is able to pay and any amount gleaned from participant’s own fundraising efforts.
Can CCAA Members apply for the scholarship?
Alum may apply for the scholarship however cannot be a Board member participating in deliberations to prevent a conflict of interest.
What decades of camp are represented in the CCAA?
We have a wide-range of campers and staff from the 1960’s until just last summer in the CCAA! Camp Carysbrook 1923 til forever!
What are the benefits of membership?
As a member of the CCAA you will receive the monthly camp newsletter to stay up to date on camp news, reminders about upcoming events, discounts on events, opportunities for conversations from cultural questions to planning reunions, mailings, and a network of Carysbrook women from a range of decades at the ready.
Can I renew my lifetime dues?
Of course! Simply decide how you would like to renew, either through the tax-deductible ACA fund or by sending a check to the Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association and send to 3500 Camp Carysbrook Rd. Riner, VA 24149. The CCAA and Camp Carysbrook track CCAA financials on a monthly basis.
How can I make a tax-deductible donation?
We have partnered with the American Camping Association to establish a means of raising tax-deductible funds for camper scholarships to Carysbrook. Check out the details under Donate in the Alumnae menu on the website!
How can I get involved?
Join to be a member and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you might contribute your time and talents and what the CCAA needs!
How much are dues?
Refer to Join the Alumnae Association for more info!
We are counting down the days until the 100th Anniversary Reunion hosted by Camp Carysbrook and the Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association in …
The members of the Camp Carysbrook Alumnae Association nominate and elect board members and approve new positions and initiatives to carry out the mission of the organization.
- Bethany Blair Champ, Co-President (1981-87 // Green)
- Jen Mehler Rardin, Co-President (1981 – 91 // Brown)
- Gardner Allen, Development (2004-9, 2013 // Green, Purple)
Please contact email@example.com for more info or if you are interested in offering your ideas, talents, time, or services to the Board.