Welcome to the YES 2017 Summer Campfire Campaign!

Each year the YES community comes together to provide the gift of summer camp to hundreds of youth. There, they forge new friendships, have first-time experiences in nature, and develop new skills and confidence with the guidance of supportive role models. 

At YES, your donations are the key to camp, and we hope you will join our Summer Campfire Campaign! Your gift will provide unforgettable summer experiences for children who would not otherwise be able to access a week of sleep-away camp.

On June 19th, the first buses will depart for camp, and with your support, they will continue delivering children to campfires all summer long. YES will also be there when they return home, staying with them throughout the year with day outings in our local parks, and opportunities to develop the leadership and life skills that will support their journey to successful teen and young adulthood.

We greatly appreciate your dedication to our mission and for giving the gift of nature to our YES campers this summer. Each dollar donated will be matched by our generous foundation partners, and collectively these contributions will fund summer camp experiences for hundreds of Richmond youth. As a thank you, every summer campfire donor will be entered into a raffle to win exciting prizes.

What kind of fire will YOU light?

Lantern Ring: Light the Path! Donations of up to $384

Campfire Ring: My First Campfire! Donations of $385-$999 
$385 sponsors one camper  |   $770 sponsors two campers

Bonfire Ring: Light up the Night! Donations of $1,000-$1,749 
$1,155 sponsors three campers  |  $1,540 sponsors four campers


Mintz Founder's Ring: Carrying the Torch! Donations of $1,750 and above