The best way to help secure Putnam Camp's future is to help fund our urgent projects with a financial contribution to the Knights and Dames fund. Last year we received $15,500. Ideally, we need $90,000 for the urgent projects we have yet to complete. These include: rebuilding the Palace, fortifying the west side of the Bungalow, securing the Farmhouse basement, and raising or moving the P.A. and Nursery to protect them from seasonal runoff.
Donations can now be made directly to our bank with a credit card through a secure online portal:
Alternatively, you can write a check payable to "Putnam Camp" and mail it to:
Any amount helps. If you can only contribute something small, we urge you to start the practice of participating in this annual lifeline for preserving Putnam Camp. $5 buys us a box of nails, a kitchen utensil, or a set of seeds for the garden. $50 buys a cooking pan or enough timber to replace a sill. $100 buys us a set of plates or a stack of shingles. $200 is enough for a mattress; $500 gets us a chainsaw; and $1000 would put us well on our way into one of our larger, urgent projects.
If you would rather contribute by giving Camp a particular item that we need, please see our current "wishlist" below. If you see an item on this list that you may be able to provide, please contact the manager to inquire about making a gift.
Dedicated Putnam Campers can help us open Camp and complete big projects during our annual Work Weekend. This year's Work Weekend is scheduled for June 22-25, 2017. If you are interested in attending, please contact the manager to see if there is room.