Our Foundation operates camps at a bargain to the camper. In order to make the camps affordable to clubs and to individuals, camper tuition is $375 for the full week.
Other camps in other areas offer a shorter camp experience for more money. We are continually attempting to improve the quality of the camping experience by offering more and newer recreational and educational activities and materials.
Large donations provided by the Lions District 4-C1 All-Star Football Game play a huge roll in fundraising for the camp. Local TV stations have helped create a buzz about Camp McCumber as well, click here to see Camp McCumber in the news.
You can support the Lions Health Foundation camps with a general donation for camperships or by buying a Foundation membership.
- Supporter (vest patch only) – $50.00
- Lion Buck Pryde Award – $150.00 *
- Lion Stan Story Award – $300.00 *
- Lions Ken & Ann Eaton Award – $450.00 *
To Donate, make checks payable to Lions 4-C1 Health Foundation and mail them to:
Lions Health Foundation
1195 Hazel St
Gridley, CA 95948-2407
* Buck Pryde, Stan Story and Ken & Ann Eton Awards include a vest patch and plaque. Minimum payments of $50.00 per year. Full pledge to be paid in 5 years.
Even at this reduced rate, about 50% of the campers cannot afford the entire amount we charge, so we find camperships to pay the difference. It is our policy to not turn away a camper because of lack of funds for tuition. We will always be in need of funds to offset the gap. Club donations, campership donations and District Governor donations are our major sources of income. As a token of good faith, Diabetes campers and staff do have a fund-raiser each year to help defray costs. Occasionally we receive grants, some with restrictions and some without, of which the board carefully plans for and monitors their use. While these grants are of great help in funding the camps, they are usually one time only and do not cover the expenses of running the camps for very long.
Camp at Lake McCumber in Northern California has had support from local communities and organizations to create awareness about diabetes and continue the camps success.