Campership Fund

Helping those who could not otherwise come to High Rocks

In 2003 Camp High Rocks started the “Camp High Rocks Campership Fund” in memory of camp founder Sumner Williams. Since then, we have had wonderful support from staff and camper alumni. The gift of camp is not just weeks of fun, adventure, and companionship but can create independence, confidence, leadership, and a sense of community. This scholarship fund enables children to attend Camp High Rocks that would not otherwise be able to do so. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Campership Fund! You have given a lasting gift to camp and several incredible young men so far.

You have two options for making your tax-deductible contribution to the High Rocks Campership Fund:

    • Mail in your donation:
      • Make checks payable to “Community Foundation of Western North Carolina”
      • On the memo line please write “Camp High Rocks Campership Fund”
      • Mail it to:
      • Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
        4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
        Suite 300
        Asheville, NC 28803
    • Give Online
      • Follow the link below, but first, read the details so that the gift is entered in the correct fund.
      • In the box below the phrase “OR If your gift is for a fund not listed above, enter the fund name in the box below.” Please enter: Camp High Rocks Campership Fund

Excerpt from our Spring 2003 Newsletter:

We are pleased to announce that we have established a scholarship fund that will allow boys to have a summer camp experience. High Rocks has established a campership fund with the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This organization has a great deal of experience managing scholarship funds and has done so for several other camps in the area.

The Community Foundation will receive donations made to the Fund by friends and family of High Rocks. The Campership Fund is an endowed fund that will provide awards each year based upon its total value. This set–up will allow the Fund to continue to award scholarships as long as High Rocks exists.

We are committed to recruiting campers from a diversity of backgrounds at High Rocks and to helping those who are unable to afford camp on their own. The Campership Fund is set–up in appreciation of Jane and Sumner Williams and their vision of the High Rocks experience. Hank and I look forward to preserving the traditions of High Rocks for future generations.

-Townsend Birdsong

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