What We Do
We will give back to our Glen Arden mountain home, where you perhaps had some of the most formative and memorable experiences of your childhood, by contributing to camp programs and property enhancements, such as sprucing up cabanas and porches, campsites and trails, and enhancing programs by updating equipment and facilities. Click here for additional information.
We will partner with community nonprofits to provide opportunities for girls to attend Glen Arden who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. And we hope to preserve those values instilled in us by Mary Bell and Casey by contributing to local outdoor education programming and stewardship of our environment through community partnerships. Click here for information on how to give.
And we will host alumni and reunion weekends along with other alumni events to help you stay connected from coast to coast and with alumni and friends of Glen Arden from around the world. We hope you join us! Click here for event information.
The Camp Glen Arden Alumni Association (CGAAA), incorporated in 2018, is a group of former campers, counselors, staff, parents and friends of Glen Arden who are interested in joining together to provide opportunities for alumni to stay connected and give back to our Glen Arden mountain home in meaningful ways through camp enhancement gifts and camp tuition assistance to campers in need.
We hope to create opportunities for our alumni to give back to our Glen Arden mountain home, where you perhaps had some of the most formative and memorable experiences of your childhood. We will contribute to camp programs and property enhancements, such as sprucing up cabanas and porches, campsites and trails, and enhancing programs by updating equipment and facilities. We will partner with community nonproﬁts to provide opportunities for girls to attend Glen Arden who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. And we hope to preserve those values instilled in us by Mary Bell and Casey by contributing to local outdoor education programming and stewardship of our environment through community partnerships.
To get started, updated your alumni contact info by registering [here]. Then follow us on social media on Facebook and Instagram. We hope you will attend our alumni events such as fall alumni weekends, spring work weekends, and upcoming reunions. You can support us with financial contributions to cover nominal overhead expenses and other fundraising intiatives. Additionally, there will be opportunities to serve on committees and on the board. Let us know if you are interested!
Your sponsorships will fund camp gifts, alumni sponsored events (such as the garden party at Fall Alumni Weekends and a snack and water station on work weekend), and other nominal overhead expenses such office supplies, mailings, and maintaining our post office box and webpages. Our most recent fundraising campaign will be used toward tuition assistance to attend Glen Arden this summer!
While CGAAA is incorporated as a non-proﬁt organization, it is NOT tax-exempt (meaning we do not have a 501(c) status, which are reserved for charitable organizations). This non-tax-exempt status allows us to use your financial contributions give to Camp Glen Arden, which is a for-profit corporation, financial gifts and gifts-in-kind.
The IRS will not allow tax-deductible contributions to be given to a for-prfit corporation. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please see more information on the Director’s Fund, below.
We hope to partner with the Community Foundation of Henderson County (CFHC) to establish the Directors’ Fund foundation in honor of directors Mary Kellogg Bell and Casey Thurman. Once established, available funds will provide partial and full tuition grants (camperships) , based on need, for eligible girls attending a regular summer session at Camp Glen Arden. Contributions to the Director’s Fund through CFHC _will be tax-deductible._
Additional information will be made available as we develop this program.
For current needs of tuition assistance in upcoming summers, please contact Camp Glen Arden at (828) 692-8362 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CGA has lots of swag! Contact camp or call the camp ofﬁce to see what’s available and place your order. In addition to regular canteen fare, CGAAA may periodically offer other alumni items for purchase. We know lots of you want this to happen and we are working behind the scenes to roll out some merchandise in 2021!
The initial Board of Directors was formed from a steering committee that met in the Spring of 2017. Made up of mostly local alumni and, of course, Casey and Liz, we held our ﬁrst meeting in July 2017 and will incorporated in 2018. We hope that, as the Board of Directors evolves, it will include a diverse representation of alumni from different decades of camp and include campers, counselors, staff, and parents.
The current Board of Directors is approved annually by the Board, with each director serving a three year term. Board terms are staggered, so that new board members can be added over time. If interested in serving on the BOD or a committee, please contact us at .