Our Non-Profit Organization Needs Your Support! Help Us Rise From The Ashes!
2020 has been a challenging year for us all. In August, the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires tore through Santa Cruz and Mateo Counties, burning over 86,000 acres, including our beloved Camp Krem. Almost everything was destroyed.
For 63 years, countless individuals poured their hearts and souls into making Camp Krem the wonderful place it was. So many people have given Camp their blood, sweat and tears over the decades and we are heartbroken at the loss.
However, now is not the time for despair. Camp Krem is so much more than the buildings that sat atop our beautiful mountain. Camp Krem is a feeling. It is our philosophies, our friendships and our community. There is a long road ahead and we are grateful for any contribution.
We must look to the future and we have already begun working on our plans to rebuild.
Watch our Project Phoenix video here: https://youtu.be/qImJOaI6S3Y
Our immediate priorities are:
- Repairing the significant damage to our driveway, which the fire rendered unsafe to drive on;
- Cleaning up the fire damage;
- Erosion control, to protect our property from landslides and further damage when the rains come;
- Providing our campers with a Virtual Camp program, in lieu of in-person events. It's more important to us than ever that we provide our campers and their families with connection and a sense of community.
Then comes the rebuild! Our hundreds of campers, and their families, are counting on us!
Thank you so much for your support!
More About Camp Krem:
Camping Unlimited was established in 1957 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides fulfilling camping, recreational and educational services to children and adults developmental disabilities. We offer a range of program opportunities to our families which provide respite from the demands of daily care and supervision, serving hundreds of camper families each year.
At Camp Krem, we nurture independence and self-confidence, encourage responsibility, develop a sense of worth and respect for others, and build lifelong relationships through a warm and friendly atmosphere of planned permissiveness.
Learn more about Camp Krem by visiting our website.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: We have been declared eligible for FEMA funding to assist in our recovery and rebuild effort, which will make an enormous difference if we are able to use it. However, FEMA funds only certain parts of the rebuild, as well as requiring us to pay a percentage of the full rebuild cost (matching FEMA funds). In preliminary work with FEMA we are already aware there will be numerous areas of Camp which will be deemed ‘ineligible’ and will be our sole responsibility to fund. In order to restore Camp completely, and to be able to serve our campers as soon as possible, we will still need to raise a lot of money. Therefore, our donations are restricted to FEMA ineligible costs or to provide the 25% match to FEMA eligible costs.