O-AT-KA CAMP(aign) CELEBRATION
August 27 – 28, 2022
Join alumni, donors and friends a we celebrate the success of the Building Boys for the New Century campaign!
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-787-3401
Saturday, August 27
Beach, Boat & Canoe Club on the Waterfront
Spend the day swimming and playing in Great Big Lake Sebago!
10:00am to 2:00pm: Tour the Bungalow
See the amazing renovations to this signature building first-hand.
1:00 to 2:00pm – Camp store in the Bungalow will be open.
2:00pm – Beachside O-AT-KA Trivia
Test your camp knowledge while enjoying the sunshine. We’ll be broadcasting from the Great Hall porch.
5:00pm – Cocktails in the Bungalow (business casual dress requested)
Enjoy local beer, wine and a signature cocktail made special for this event.
6:00pm – CAMP(aign) Celebration Dinner in the Commons
Enjoy a farm to table dinner while hearing from camp leadership and recognizing the volunteers that spearheaded the campaign. $50/pp; $25 for children under 12.
7:30pm – Plaque Dedication & Dessert in the Great Hall
We’ll unveil the donor recognition plaque and enjoy entertainment to keep the party going.
8:30pm – Beach Fires & Fireworks
Gather under the stars and around the fire for an amazing fireworks display over Sebago Lake.
Sunday, August 28
8:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast Buffet in the Commons
Enjoy coffee & conversation over breakfast. $15/pp
10:00am: Chapel & Heroes Induction Ceremony
Celebrate Sunday service as we recognize our 2022 Heroes. Following Chapel, come celebrate the inductees and chat with friends on the Bungalow porch.
Housing is available on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast is included in lodging. First-come, first-serve and prices per night are as follows.
Bungalow rooms(6 available with 2 twins in each) – $100 (please note people will be doing tours from 10am-2pm so will be walking through the rooms). Winetka – $250 Chalmers – $125 Farmhouse – $300 Infirmary – $250 Pineybrow – $250 Harris – $150 Rathbone – $150 Castle – $125
- Camper Cabins (Senior & Middle Units) – $100
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.
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