The Gift of Friendship: a note from the development committee
POSTED 12.17.19 Blog

When I hear a Fleur de Lis camper, staff or alumnae talk about what is so special about camp, it always comes down to the friendships.  Friendships that stay with them throughout their lives.  Friends that support them through all of life’s changes: middle school, high school, college, weddings, job changes, growing families, relocations, divorces, losses of loved ones.  We support one another through the good times and the times that are a bit more trying.  Fleur de Lis gives us these friendships and they are priceless.

We are fortunate to have had a generous alumna and parent base donating to our annual appeals for the last 90 years of Fleur de Lis Camp. This generosity has kept camp both stable and growing, allowing many generations of girls the opportunity to find meaningful friends and cultivate these long-lasting friendships. We thank you for your donations.

Our Annual Fund is integral to the successful operation of Fleur de Lis Camp. Our operational budget relies on your continued donations to our Annual Fund.  Although we will be kicking off a capital campaign over the coming months, that effort is solely for the rebuild of the Farmhouse, something outside of our annual operating budget. By donating to the Annual Fund, you will be giving more girls the opportunity to build and nurture friendships that will last a lifetime.  This means that this year your donations will be going toward enhancing our camper tuition assistance program. The Fleur de Lis Board is committed to broadening our reach to ensure we are offering camp to as many girls as we can who will benefit from a camp experience.

Please consider Fleur de Lis Camp this year when making your end of year donations. Your contribution to the Annual Fund will help support our mission which in part says:

“We promote the wellbeing of girls and young women socially, emotionally and physically. Fleur de Lis Camp helps them become self-sufficient and to reach their full potential within a cooperative environment, focused on friendship, positive examples, and challenges appropriate to each girl.”

The Fleur de Lis Camp Development Committee works year-round to ensure Annual Fund goals are met to support our budget and our mission. Thank you for being a part of our mission and for giving the gift of friendship.

With my sincere gratitude,

Christine Cressey, Treasurer

for the Fleur de Lis Camp Development Committee