Since 2010, Rolling River’s unique sponsorship initiative called The Campmates Program has raised thousands of dollars to provide local children with tuition-free camp experiences. Rolling River partners exclusively with Peninsula Counseling Center, an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, to select children who can greatly benefit from attending summer camp. Rolling River offers scholarships based on the amount fundraised throughout the year- the more funds that are raised, the more children that can attend camp! The Campmates Program is highly regarded in the community and has been featured in various publications and news segments.
How Can Businesses Give Back?
Businesses who contribute to The Campmates Program not only help to sponsor a child’s tuition but also receive the opportunity to promote their products and services to Rolling River’s extensive network of loyal campers, camp parents and staff. Businesses on any budget can pick and choose marketing options that are relevant to their product or service and there is no annual commitment. Marketing items include camp calendar ads, email blasts to camp families, camp newsletter ads, booth rentals at camp festivals, camp website listings, or Facebook contest sponsorships. Click here to view examples of Campmates advertising
To participate in the program, the Campmates contract must be submitted with payment either by mailing a check, cash or money order or clicking the “Donate” button below. Please contact us for the Campmates Contract. If you are paying via the “Donate” button with credit card/PayPal, please mail the completed contract to 477 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
How Can Individuals Give Back?
Individuals can sponsor The Campmates Program by giving a personal donation of any amount via cash, check or credit card. Individuals may be current or alumni camp families, current or alumni staff, local business owners, friends, family or anyone who wants to share the camp experience with local children. Click the “Donate” button below to donate now or mail a check/cash/money order to 477 Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway NY 11518.
“We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for everything you have done to make it possible for our son to attend Rolling River. He has had the experience of a lifetime and we are so thankful to you for providing him with this camp scholarship in conjunction with PCC and the generous businesses that support the program. We were somewhat apprehensive about starting a full-day camp program because of his social delays. We now have noticed such a positive change since starting. He recently requested that we contact some of the children on his campmate list for playdates. We are so proud of the progress he has made!”- Campmates Parent 2011
“Thank you so much for allowing my guys to attend Rolling River under the Campmates Scholarship program. They loved every minute of it! The dirtier the camp shirt, the better the day! And boy, were those shirts filthy! You and your staff were amazing! Everyone always had a smile on their face and a happy greeting to share. You extended an opportunity to my boys, one that I will never be able to give. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!”- Campmates Parent 2012