Hopetown Path of Remembrance


Dear Hopetown Friends, Family, and Past and Present Staff,

For years, campers and parents alike have asked how their child can leave his or her mark on Camp Hopetown.  That idea began to come to fruition this summer with a few rocks...rocks that had words such as "be", "rock", and "refuge".   These are a personal reminder of the growth and commitments that campers made this summer.  We have decided, however, that we'd also like to have a much more visible way for past and present campers and staff to leave their mark, or name, at Hopetown.  We're continuing our summer camp theme by installing a permanent stone walkway down the steep hill toward the lake.

We have currently raised $103,000 toward our goal of $140,000 for this summer. If you would like to leave your child's or your own (if you are a previous camper or staff member) mark on Hopetown AND help us finish out our summer fundraising, you can donate $250 for a commemorative stone.  Your child's name and time at Hopetown will, then, be engraved into a stone to be remembered by you and your family...as well as many other's who will walk their own path at Hopetown.

If you are interested, please reply by September 30th.  Let us know how you would like your stone engraved:  name, years at Hopetown, if you were an intern that can be placed on it, as well.  Your camper will, in turn, receive a postcard telling them of your gift to remember their time at camp.  

You are also welcome to donate any amount in honor of a staff member or intern from the summer and they will receive a card letting them know of your kind gift.

We are grateful for you and your part in making Hopetown all that it is!