O-AT-KA, you did it!
On behalf of the O-AT-KA leadership, Board of Directors, and Capital Campaign Cabinet, we are proud to announce the results of the “Campaign for O-AT-KA: Building Better Boys for a New Century.”
Before we do the drum roll, let’s look back to 2016 when the Board of Directors approved a strategic plan and feasibility study to see if O-AT-KA was poised and ready to take on a campaign of this magnitude. Demont Associates, a fundraising consulting firm in Portland, Maine, was hired to help lead camp in this endeavor and their partnership was invaluable in our success.
A volunteer group of Campaign Cabinet members started planning and meeting in 2017 to reach a (then) unheard of goal of $7.5 million dollars for O-AT-KA. This was, by far, the largest campaign in the history of the camp.
As we started meeting with more likeminded individuals, it was obvious camp could set its sights even higher and announced a public goal of $8,000,000 in the Fall of 2020. Even a pandemic couldn’t slow the pace and donors came together to prioritize a $1,000,000 preservation fund to ensure that camp would stay strong during unsettling times.
Thanks to the dedication, support, and passion that our camp families and friends have shown, we are thrilled to share we exceeded our proposed goal of $7.5 million, and then surpassed our public goal of $8 million to close out the Campaign for O-AT-KA on December 31, 2021 with a total of: $8,190,823
This has been a historic campaign in the life of O-AT-KA. This campaign will be the foundation of the camp for years to come and leave a lasting legacy by building a strong endowment, enhancing, and maintaining our beautiful facilities, and offering financial assistance to those in need.
This campaign was a comprehensive campaign which means that every dollar donated to O-AT-KA contributes to the success – capital gifts, annual fund and planned gifts all helped camp reach the goal. It’s time for everyone to come together and celebrate! Let’s salute the legacy of O-AT-KA and the people that are the foundation of this special place.
Celebration #1 – Green & Grey
Saturday, March 19 at the Salem Country Club Peabody, Massachusetts
This annual camp event is (finally) back! Green & Grey is a celebration of camp and our non-profit mission of offering camperships for deserving boys. A silent auction, cocktails, conversation, dinner, and fun make the night one to remember. For additional information and to register: www.campoatka.org/greenandgrey
Note: We are collecting prizes for our silent auction (a highlight of the evening)! Do you have an experience, tickets, homemade gift, or prize to donate? Please contact email@example.com. All proceeds from this event benefit the Dennen campership program.
Celebration #2 – Celebration at Camp O-AT-KA
Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28 – Save the date!
More information will be coming in the Spring! We want everyone to gather at O-AT-KA to see the beautiful improvements of some of our most iconic buildings, swim in the cool waters of Sebago Lake, enjoy fellowship and friendship over a delicious meal, and many more fun surprises. This will be a family friendly event with overnight lodging available.
The work doesn’t end here. Make your gift to Camp O-AT-KA today and help us preserve our mission of building better boys for the next century and beyond.
Ways to Give:
- One-time online gift
- Send check to Camp O-AT-KA, PO Box 239, Sebago, ME 04029
- Call 207-787-3401
For more details about methods of giving, view this printable information: Ways to Give