Sponsor-a-Slider in the first annual "Fish Lake Flume"!
Have you ever wanted to see someone hurdle down the 'Wet Willie' waterslide in the winter? Now's your chance!
As part of our Harvest Festival Fundraiser and Dinner on November 9, a few courageous souls will climb the icy tower steps and launch themselves into the chilly waters of Fish Lake in an effort to raise money for camp.
Here are a few ways you can participate in the "Fish Lake Flume" and show your support for Camp Ohiyesa.
1. Sponsor A Slider: Check out the fundraising pages of the sliders on "The Team" below and make a donation on behalf of your favorite. Make sure to read carefully -- each slider has a fundraising goal that if they surpass they're sure to do (or wear) something kooky on their way down the slide.
2. Nominate A Slider: Don't see your favorite counselor listed on "The Team"? Want to nominate someone else? Donate here and tell us who you want. If the slider you requested cannot make it to the event, then a special video of them will be shown at the event.
3. Become A Slider: Do you want to brave the frigid waters of Fish Lake? Click the "Join" button above and create your own custom fundraising page explaining why you are so passionate about Camp Ohiyesa. Then, spread the word to friends and family that you'll be braving the "Fish Lake Flume" and start fundraising. Sliders who raise over $50 will receive a free t-shirt. Over $100? A free crewneck sweatshirt!
4. Join us on November 9 for the Harvest Festival Dinner and Fundraiser: The "Fish Lake Flume" will be taking place at 4 pm on the afternoon of November 9. Harvest Festival attendees will gather at our waterfront to enjoy the spectacle of the chosen few making their way down the waterslide. Warm up with refreshments and hot cocoa in a nearby cabin.
I won't be able to attend on November 9, can I still participate?
Absolutely. We will be live streaming the entire event on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Watch to be a part of the fun and catch a glimpse of the slider you sponsored. Keep your eyes out for videos posted in the days following the event as well.
What is the Harvest Festival Fundraiser and Dinner?
Where is my donation going?
Proceeds from the 'Sponsor-a-Slider' event will go towards our summer scholarship fund. The Y raises money so everyone, regardless of income or background, has the ability to learn, grow and thrive at camp. Every dollar donated to the YMCA CAMPS has a lasting impact on the people involved in our CAMPS. Give today for a better us. Camp Ohiyesa is a 501c3 charitable organization, all charitable donations are tax-deductible.
How else can I help?
Let as many people as possible know about the Harvest Festival Dinner and Fundraiser. Even if they have never heard of Camp Ohiyesa before, this is a great opportunity for them to learn what we do and become part of the camp family. You can also donate items to our silent auction. Please call (248) 887-4533 with details.
Still have questions?
Please call the office at (248) 887-4533 and we are happy to help.