To make a tax deductible donation to Green River Preserve, please enter the amount in the box below and select your desired campaign fund. If you wish to make a donation to multiple funds, please enter them separately.Please specify in the comments section if you would like your gift to be anonymous or would like the gift to be “in memory of” or “in honor of” someone. Thank you for your support!
Join The Leaf Society
In the early days of Green River Preserve, there was a family who was trying to send their son to camp, but struggling to afford the tuition. The little boy said, “I will sleep on the floor and bring my own food if they let me come!” That child did come to camp, and his heartfelt statement helped start more than two decades of generous camp scholarships that eventually led to the creation of Green River Preserve’s Annual Fund.
In middle school and college summers I escaped from the heat and asphalt of central North Carolina by going up to the cool streams and forests of Green River, where I learned about fly fishing, wild blueberries, predators and prey, great campfire stories, and a multitude of tiny wonders and shared joys.
I give to the Green River Annual Fund each year because I’m aware that I wouldn’t have been able to attend without the support of many others and I know that my gift helps make it possible for someone else to experience that magical place. Please join me in supporting the Annual Fund and help create the Joy for a new group of young explorers.Thanks in advance!
Contributors become members of the Leaf Society in one of the following categories:
- Rhododendron — $10,000+
- Pine — $5,000 – $9,999
- Laurel — $1,000 – $4,999
- Hickory — $500 – $999
- Oak — $100 – $499
- Maple — $1 – $99
Grow With Us Campaign
Green River Preserve (GRP) was founded as a non-profit. But, with the exception of our Annual Fund supporting camper scholarships, we have not asked our families to help us grow. That is now changing. We need friends of GRP to help us build a much-needed addition to our Health Hut and a new Arts Center. Our Campaign Goal is $300,000, and as of January 2017, we are already a third of the way there thanks to our wonderful GRP families. We ask for your tax-deductible support of the “Grow With Us Campaign” to better serve our campers and to strengthen the camp that we all love.
The Health Hut expansion we dream of:
The Health Hut expansion will be two floors and will serve a dual purpose. The downstairs will include a nurse’s quarters, a new sick room, and a small kitchenette/ utility room to better prepare food for sick campers. The upstairs will include two bedroom-and-bath suites for Senior Mentors. The Mentorship Model is at the heart of GRP, and we are grateful for the many talented men and women who share their time and talents in environmental education with our campers. To keep and attract great Mentors, we want to honor them with the comfort and privacy they deserve.
The Arts Center we dream of:
The world of art and creative self-expression is a very significant aspect of the Green River Preserve program. When the sun shines at GRP, we have adequate “studio space” because several art activities take place out-of-doors. When it rains, things change. We need a multiple use, rainy day, Arts Center with, if we dare to dream, bathrooms. The new Arts Center will be located near the back field and parking lot so, on opening and closing days, parents and campers will have nearby conveniences!
Most importantly, we want to nurture the creativity that abounds in many forms at Green River Preserve. Here, nature inspires art, and art inspires and enhances our community. A new Arts Center will do more than keep campers out of the rain; it will allow an uninterrupted celebration of the creative spirit that is a growing and animating force for our entire program.
GWU Raffle Ticket
Raffle Tickets are available for purchase for $50 each, and all proceeds will support our Grow With Us Campaign. The raffle prize provided will be based on the total number of raffle tickets sold:
- If 100 raffle tickets are sold, the winner will receive a $1,400 credit (value of 1 week session)
- If 200 raffle tickets are sold, the winner will receive a $3,000 credit (value of 2 week session)
- If 300 raffle tickets are sold, the winner will receive a $3,975 credit (value of 3 week session)
Raffle ticket sales will end on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12PM EST. The drawing for the Raffle Winner will take place the morning of Friday, March 3 at noon, and the winner will be notified that afternoon.
The Raffle Winner may apply credit toward unpaid 2017 tuition payments and/or toward a 2018 1, 2, or 3 week session.
Please note that Raffle Ticket purchases are not tax deductible. If less than 100 tickets are sold, the raffle drawing will not take place, and all ticket purchases will be converted to a tax-deductible donation toward the Grow With Us Fund.
KALE, the Kid’s Agricultural Learning Experience, is a hands-on, agricultural-based learning program aligned with the North Carolina State Standards for Education. Located on the Green River Preserve Farm, KALE invites youth grades 5K – 12 to come get their hands dirty while learning about the world around them.
Donations to KALE will help GRP provide this educational opportunity for more students and schools in the GRP community and surrounding area.