Tolgy Wood COVID – 19 Fundraiser
- $1,970 Total Raised of $21,000 9.3% 9.3%
Like most other event venues, the winter is already a slow time for Tolgy Wood: Chesterfield Camp, and this year our spring revenue is even lower (So far it has been zero!) due to the event restrictions surrounding COVID-19, yet the bills still need to be paid.
The 240-acre camp property was known as Chesterfield Scout Reservation from 1937 until 2018 when we purchased it from the Boy Scouts. We have made great improvements over the last 2 years – some of them still in progress but halted for lack of funds, so we have decided to launch our very first fundraiser. Please consider donating to help us through this unprecedented time. We understand that many people are also hurting financially right now, but if you have the means to help, your support would mean the world to us.
Our goal has been set at the minimum we need to keep the camp afloat for the next few months in the absence of other revenue and any funds we raise beyond that will be put toward completing the critical renovations to one of Tolgy Wood’s shower houses. We are also offering rewards at certain donation amounts!
All donors, whether or not they reach a reward threshold, will have the option of having their names appear on an official Tolgy Wood Donor page that we will be adding to TolgyWood.com! The rewards offered for this fundraiser are detailed below.
Thank you for supporting an amazing property that has brought so many people enjoyment, education, and memories for over 80 years!
A Quick Look at the Donation Rewards
$50 – Tolgy Wood: Chesterfield Camp Hat or T-Shirt
$100 – Both the Hat and the T-Shirt
$250 – Name a bench in the Tolgy Wood Amphitheater (Limit of 60 Rewards)
$2,500 – Private LARP Event for You and Nine of your Friends (Limit of 2 Rewards)
$17,000 – Name the Tolgy Wood Health Lodge (Limit of 1 Reward)
$50-Tolgy Wood Mesh Hat
For every $50 you donate, assuming you are not donating for a higher-level reward, you may choose either a Tolgy Wood hat or t-shirt. After your donation we will send you an email with your reward options. We plan to place the hat order at the beginning of May, so please make your donation by April 30, 2020. (The picture above does not represent the final product. The Tolgy Wood image logo will be embroidered.)
$50- Tolgy Wood Tee Shirt
For every $50 you donate, you may choose either a Tolgy Wood t-shirt or hat. After your donation we will send you an email with your reward options, including shirt size(s). (Sizes range from Small to 3XL.) We plan to place the t-shirt order at the beginning of May, so please make your donation by April 30, 2020.
$250- Amphitheater Bench Dedication
Have a bench in our scenic amphitheater named after you (and one other person if you so choose) in perpetuity. After your donation, we will send you an email with your options. You may choose your bench from any of the 4 rows of 15 benches and we will attach an engraved name placard to it. This reward also comes with one Tolgy Wood t-shirt or hat (your choice) if your donation is made before April 30, 2020.
$2,500 Private LARP
For a donation of $2,500, we will host a Live-Action Role-Playing event at Tolgy Wood that will be designed specifically for you and up to 9 of your friends. We will work with you to plan the event for a weekend (or possibly mid-week if that somehow works better) when the camp is available. You will also have many story settings and themes from which to choose. Most, if not all, of the event will be written by Paul Dabkowski, owner of Magestry LARP, but the setting need not be the World of Magesta.
There are only 2 of these rewards available, and we will update this text as the fundraiser proceeds, so please check here before donating to make sure there is at least one reward still available. (Each of your 10 participants will also receive a Tolgy Wood t-shirt or hat as long as your donation is made before April 30, 2020.)
$17,000 Health Lodge Dedication
(Yes, we understand this is far-fetched.) We were going to save our cabin-naming rewards for our future crowd-funding projects for making major building improvements, but amidst a pandemic seems the perfect time to offer the reward of the right to name, in perpetuity, the camp’s Health Lodge. The money from this exceedingly generous donation will go toward needed renovation of the Health Lodge and, of course, a placard with your name(s) to be mounted onto the building. (This reward will also come with 2 Tolgy Wood t-shirts and 2 Tolgy Wood hats.)
Thank you all!
Brian Dabkowski & Stacey Rosenberg