Gwen Marston's Quilt to support Village Camp Scholarship Fund

“The Dream”

At Camp Earth Connection(CEC) we believe that  you may share our dream of a beautiful and safe space where all children can play and learn together outside in Nature.  A place that celebrates diversity and ensures that all  children and families are included as both participants and in leadership and mentor roles.  A place of acceptance, diversity and community.  A place that teaches respect for each other and nature. This is the place that Camp Earth Connection strives to be and  Village Camp is the project that started it all.  With your help we will be able to offer more children and families the experience of  Village Camp and other Specialty CEC Programs.  Visit our Champions to see what they have to say about Village Camp and CEC programs.

Help us raise 5,000 dollars or more and we can:

Provide 10 more full scholarships to campers who do not have the financial resources to attend  or transportation to travel to camp;

Provide a professional,  diverse and inclusive staff to meet the needs of a diverse community;

and Ensure that facilities are safe by making necessary environmentally sound improvements.  This summer we will be replacing some of our outhouses with compost toilets.

“The Quilt”

While attending a Healing Hearts Retreat at Camp Earth Connection this winter,  Friend and Quilter Extraordinaire, Gwen Marston learned about Camp Earth Connection’s summer programs for children & their families, and about the camp’s commitment to raise funds to include families with children who are in financial need.  Gwen decided to donate a quilt to support this effort.   Gwen is a long-time quilter and author of award winning quilting books. You can learn more about Gwen and her quilting at



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$3,705 raised
$5000 goal

Camp Earth Connection, Hammond Hill Rd. Freeville,NY 13068
4 Champions
62 Contributions
Campaign Complete.

Donations and Gifts

Funds raised over 5,000 dollars will provide additional requested scholarships or assist with the compost toilet project.  Every dollars counts! Suggestions for donations and gifts for our supporters:

$5 -24 – Receive a Photo Update of CEC through our monthly mailing list or an e-mail.

$25 or moreEveryone who makes a donation of 25 dollars or more will have their name added to our “Quilt List.”  We will randomly select a name from the list on July 31st and that person will be mailed the Gwen’s gift of her Quilt.

$100 -249- receive a 10 % Family Discount   on all 2015 Camp Earth Connection programs that you register for. And you will be added to the “Quilt List” twice! Doubling your chance of being selected.

$250 or more – Your family will be invited to the Free Family and Friends Camping Weekend at our Campground on October 16-18 2015.  This is a weekend to honor all of our family members and friends who have donated their time and/or financial support to make our CEC’s programs possible.  And you will on the “Quilt List” 3 times!

$500-999- The first two contributors will be offered a plaque acknowledging one of the compost toilets as a gift in their name or in honor of the person they choose.   You will also be invited to the Free Family and Friends Camping Weekend ; And you will be on the “Quilt List” 4 times!

Super Donors of 1000$ or more – For those of you who are feeling super generous and are able to give a larger gift, any donation of 1,000 dollars or more will receive: A cabin camping weekend on a date of your choice (which must be reserved in advance) at Camp Earth Connection, hosted by the Director with a guided tour of our facility and the trails of the surrounding Hammond Hill State Forest.  In addition you will be on the “Quilt List” 5 times!

Although these contributions are not tax-deductible – it is possible to make a tax deductible donation to our Village Camp Scholarship Fund – please read the instructions below regarding tax deductible donations:

Donations to Camp Earth Connection

You may make your donation through the Paypal Links provided or if you prefer you may send a check or money order made payable to “Camp Earth Connection” and mail to:

Camp Earth Connection, 63 Hammond Hill Rd., Freeville, NY 13068

Please note Paypal donations are subject to fees from paypal which are deducted from your donation.

Tax Deductible Donations

Tax  Deductible Donations must be a check or money order written to “Greater Ithaca Activities Center.”   In the memo area of the check please write “Village Camp Fund.”  Please note tax deductible donations can not be used for facility improvements.

Checks can be mailed to Camp Earth Connection, 63 Hammond Hill Rd., Freeville, NY 13068

All donations through the PEAKS campaign are subject to a fee to PEAKS which is a not for profit component of Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.