A couple of years ago we were able to donate $1500.00 to help build the Wabasso Challenge Course, and now it's ready to go. GSEM staffer, GE committee member and all around bubbly enthusiasm champ Jill will be offering a chance to take the challenge as a GE workshop. This is a great chance to experience what girls do at camp, and to realize how your auction donations and purchases benefit girls. Oh yeah, and challenge yourself to be part of a team working together to accomplish a goal! Space is limited so sign up soon. (BTW, there's great blog entry on what a challenge course brings to a girl's camp experience at GSEM's Camp Runel's blog.)
Here's a summary of our donations to date!
Great Escape, by running a fund-raising auction each year, has raised and donated more than $14,250 most of which has been earmarked for Camp Wabasso. The money was used by Girl Scouts, Eastern Massachusetts to provide new tables and windows in the Dining Hall, chairs, a new chair rack in the Lodge and to purchase mildew-resistant paint, a dehumidifier and a new stove for the basement of the Lodge, making it cozier and user-friendly. Among other items, more than 25 new mattresses were purchased for the camp cots; all Wabasso Girl and Adult campers can be grateful for these clean and comfy mattresses! In 2013, we donated money to help buy new ceiling fans/lights for the theatre so that it can be used more often. In 2014, we donated $1500 towards restoration of the Adventure Course at Wabasso. This year we are donating $3,500 towards outfitting all the winterized spaces with new stoves and buying new cross country skis.