Behind the Scenes at Camp

We see so many images of campers having fun at the Wa-Ri-Ki, that sometimes we forget the tremendous volunteer effort that goes on behind the scenes. There are many, many volunteers and benefactors involved and we are grateful to them all — we’ll mention a few here, and continue to highlight examples in future posts.

The Board of Directors

The Board (all volunteers) met in November (they meet monthly) and elected a new slate of officers.  Elections held November 17th 2014 elected Michael McNulty as president , Jamie Wick as treasurer, Melissa Cole as secretary for  2015 . The annual budget was discussed and the Marketing Committee and the Development Committee made presentations focusing on Camp growth and needed repairs and upgrades.

Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Board

The Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Board meets regularly to attend to Camp Business and Growth matters. Left to Right: Marsha Sherman, Phyllis Goldhammer (Camp Director); Jamie Wick (new Treasurer), and Michael McNulty (the new President of the Board).  Other Board Members not shown are Ken Rowe (Chairman of Marketing Committee), Val Schaffroth (Past President), Melissa Cole (Secretary), Sandy Hensley, Bob Kuzma, and Roger Main

Those That Made Our First Wine Tasting Benefit Possible

Val Schafroth and Michael McNulty from the board led the recent fundraiser effort, held at Cellar 55 in Vancouver.  We sol (more…)

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Your Help Needed for Matching Grant

Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is nearing its goal amount to receive a matching grant from

Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is nearing its goal amount to receive a matching grant from the Firstenburg Foundation.


As of October 28, 2014, we have $1,690 more to collect by December 1, 2014 to get our match of $10,000 from the Second year Firstenburg Grant.

Why is this so important?  When we met with the director of the Firstenburg Foundation in September to report on the work we had done with the first grant, he encouraged us to finish the second match of $10,000 by December 1 and report the accomplishment. He then suggested that we apply for a third grant of $19,000 with no matching requirement to finish the rest of the dormitory roof.  That grant is due February 11th.

Many of you have helped us with our fundraisers and given us direct donations this year towards this goal and we greatly appreciate your support and contributions. If you have not participated in contributing to us yet, please join us now to help us raise the $1,690.  If you have already given what you can, please share the mission of the camp to others who may want to help us with a donation. Any amount will help.

Please send a check to Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, PO Box 18, Washougal, WA 98671.

Phyllis Goldhammer
Camp Director  

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GiveMore24! Supporters Help Fund Camp

Smokey Bear at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Your donations support memories like this one.

Camp Wa-Ri-Ki alumni, supporters, Kiwanis members and students in Key Club, and community friends have helped us continue to support our mission to provide an outdoor experience that offers optimal child development and community growth through recreational, educational and leadership opportunities…

The Giving Event: This year Camp Wa-Ri-Ki was a proud partner of Give More 24!, our region’s first ever, 24-hour online giving challenge.  This exciting event, organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, launched at 7 a.m. on September 18th.  The first time event raised over $339,000 dollars for around 80 local organizations.  You can see the drive’s Leader Board, with a list of organizations and donations received, here.

We also note the many examples of the community pulling together to make the event a success including the day of activities where local groups and businesses contributed to the effort — see this list.

Final Donation Count as of 12:00pm PST Sept. 18th: $2100 raised for the Camp! Thanks to all our generous supporters!

Why:  The Camp has many needs, and though there is momentum with a couple of recent grants, we need you to help us continue to provide for basic weekly needs (see a wish list here), and regarding our development goals, you may like to read some recent thoughts by our Board President.

We thank all who donated time and funds!

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Battle of the Burgerville’s Another Success

Another Battle of the Burgerville’s is in the books! $1,000 was raised in this week’s fundraiser which goes directly to the Camp!

And the winner of the battle…. Battle Ground Burgerville! Partnering with Hockinson and Prairie High School Key Club. Thanks to everyone for their hard work, support, and efforts!


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