We were 25 years old in 2020 and did not get to celebrate thanks to a global pandemic.
As we began planning our 25th Anniversary Re-Do celebration in October, we had hopes of all of us being together celebrating the things we love about Camp, reconnecting and dancing. We have been working closely with our local health department and received information from them this week that, in light of the Delta variant, they are strongly recommending certain safety protocols for larger indoor events (social distancing, masking for all guests, cohort groups, etc.).
Recognizing the recommendations that the health department has set forth, we simply do not feel we can hold the Gala in the way it was originally intended. Mingling, connection, dancing and more would be significantly curtailed if not eliminated altogether. Therefore, after much consideration, we have decided to cancel the event. This is a move that has saddened all of us. Not only were looking forward to celebrating with all of you, but this was also an opportunity to raise funds that will help ensure the future of Camp.
We will still be hosting an online auction later this fall and hope you’ll join us for that. More details to come on how to sign up to participate.
With that in mind, you can still help us celebrate Camp. This auction will be available to anyone, anywhere. Do you have a great idea for an auction item? In particular, do you have or do you know someone who has an awesome experience or a gift card/certificate to offer up as an auction item in celebration of our 25th? Examples might include:
- A weekend away at a cabin, beach house or cool VRBO/Air BnB
- A spa package… a day of relaxation and rejuvenation
- An adventure experience… a fishing excursion, a ski day, a day in a vineyard (or vineyards!) including wine tastings & a meal, a yoga retreat, a date night (theater, dinner, concert), etc.!
- A trip or getaway
- An outing to a ceramic studio, painting class or other creative workshop
Get imaginative and contact your friends & family to explore options. We are excited to showcase experiences from throughout the U.S. and Canada given that our campers come from all over the U.S., Canada and beyond. The only thing we ask of you is to have the value be at least $100 and to fill out this Auction Item Notification Form to let us know about the experience for the auction. You can scan and email the form to Courtney, our event manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to run an idea by someone or have a question? Please call Courtney or Kim at 406-549-5987.
We may not be able to use every option you identify for our 25th Anniversary (e.g., duplicates), but we are immensely grateful for you helping us to create the most engaging auction ever to benefit Camp and make it possible for us to continue to empower survivors to LIVE WITH, LIVE BEYOND cancer.
Thank you for being an important part of Camp’s history and future.
Thank you also to our generous sponsors: