Two ways to donate right now

Mail a Check  Donate by Credit Card

Donate to support camp’s immediate needs

The cancellation of the 2- and 4-week sessions has resulted in meaningful financial losses and cash flow challenges for camp. Close to 40% of the families who were registered for 2020 sessions have asked camp to apply the tuition to next summer, which was greatly appreciated.

While expenditures for the summer will be less, many ongoing operating expenses remain (insurance, inspection fees and payroll) with no revenue. Camp earns valuable additional funds through rental of the facilities to groups in off-season, and all of these groups were cancelled as well. Nonetheless, Camp Nakanawa’s finances are in order and camp is positioned to weather this challenge.

Soon after the closure was announced, camp began to receive donations, as well as inquiries from alumni and others who wanted to help financially. In response we are initiating Vision Fund 20/20 with donations going into camp’s operation fund. Suggestions for donations include:

  • one camper’s tuition of $3,750.00 (from a single donor or from a Tent Row or other group of friends)
  • $102 as we look forward with hope to camp’s 102nd summer
  • $20.20 to be made in honor or Tent Row 2020.

If you are able to make a donation, camp will be grateful, whatever the amount.

Mail a check:
To donate to Vision Fund 20/20, please mail your check, payable to Camp Nakanawa:

Vision Fund 20/20
Camp Nakanawa
1084 Camp Nakanawa Rd.
Crossville, TN 38571

Donate by credit card: If you prefer to donate via credit card, click below to make your donation via Camp Nakanawa’s Square account:

Donate by Credit Card

Longer term opportunity to support camp

In the coming months, camp plans to file papers with the Internal Revenue Service to become a non-profit 501-c-3. Once the filing is approved, we will have the opportunity to truly secure the future of camp for our second 100 years with tax-deductible donations. As camp transitions from 100 years of being a family-owned entity to a non-profit camp under the guidance of a board of directors, we will keep you informed. We know that Nakanawa TIES members and other camp friends will join with us when this time comes. The goal is to preserve the camp, its traditions, and our treasured connections with one another.