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  • Building Better Boys For A New Century

    The focus of this campaign is to preserve and protect the O-AT-KA experience for future campers and to provide financial resources to fulfill our mission of providing a high-quality, mission- driven summer experience. The $8 million campaign will provide the resources needed to realize this vision and be transformative to the success of O-AT-KA for years to come.




    Campaign priorities:

    Preserve Our Future $4,000,000
    Sustain & Expand Programs $2,500,000
    Improve Place $1,500,000
    TOTAL $8,000,000

    Preserve Our Future: $4,000,000

    Campership Endowment ($2.5M): Will provide annual income to expand our campership opportunities and provide a diversification of income that will be reliable and available; regardless of financial ups and downs.

    Staff Development Fund ($500k): Establishes a fund to ensure O-AT-KA is always financially positioned to hire and retain exceptional staff, provide training and resources so we can consistently deliver the highest quality camp experience.

    Preservation Fund ($1M): Permanent source to address unforeseen or urgent camp and/or campus needs or preservation opportunities. Long-term objective is to maintain the Preservation Fund at $500k and to increase support over time.

    Sustain & Expand Programs: $2,500,000

    Increase Camperships ($550k): Immediate use fund for camperships on an annual basis. Without financial assistance, many middle and lower-income families will miss rich experiences and O-AT-KA will miss opportunities to engage campers from varied backgrounds.

    Marketing & Recruiting ($400k): In a highly digital and competitive world, it costs money to find families who are both willing and able to entrust their children to the O-AT-KA overnight experience. This fund gives flexibility to proactively recruit families, promote our values and camperships, invest in online and marketing “curb appeal,” and stay in touch with families on a year-round basis.

    Annual Fund Support 2017-2021 ($1.2M): The Campaign for O-AT-KA is a comprehensive campaign that includes our annual gifts from loyal donors. Hundreds of gifts each year provide boys with a better camp experience and help bridge the gap between operational experiences and tuition. It is essential that O-AT-KA maintains this level of support so is a vital part of our fundraising efforts.

    Improve Place: $1,500,000

    Ensure that the iconic camp facilities, buildings, and grounds are preserved, maintained, and improved upon while keeping the traditional look and feel of our O-AT-KA – rustic, solid and safe. Top priorities are Great Hall, Commons, and Bungalow; with funds set aside for general capital updates.


    When O-AT-KA transitions out of a successful campaign, camp will:

    • Be better positioned to serve happier, healthier responsible boys with a 67% increase in camper;
    • Be better served by our ability to attract, train, and retain staff who are prepared to engage campers and encourage relevant character development programming;
    • Have the infrastructure needed to offer high quality programming in functional, attractive, and safe facilities that are properly maintained; and
    • Secured an endowment of $2.5M that will enable O-AT-KA to protect our programs and our legacy into the future and ensure that any boy who wishes to attend camp can do so; regardless of financial means.

    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

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