Support Camp Cherokee

CCamp Cherokee exists as a summer camp ministry because of the passion of leaders and of individuals who have experienced God’s blessing through Camp Cherokee. Camp ministry provides a unique opportunity by providing a place of God-centered spirituality, growing community, engaging activities, and caring staff. The leadership at Camp Cherokee are continually thankful to individuals who see the vision of camp ministry and give time and money to make the mission of Camp Cherokee successful.

Camp Cherokee is operated as a non-profit under the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and any financial donations are tax-deductible and a receipt is provided upon request.

How to Support

Sponsor a Camper
Donate to the Wishlist
Volunteer at a Work Camp
Bring a Friend to Camp
Tell Others about Cherokee
Search the Internet on GoodSearch

Sponsor a Camper

Each year, numerous children express a desire to attend camp but lack the financial means. Due to the support of generous donors, dozens of campers are able to attend camp each year through our “Sponsor a Camper” fund. Our desire is to make summer camp available to all who wish to attend and we thank each individual who has contributed to help children across New York experience God at Camp Cherokee. The expected need each year for this fund is $12,000. We are thankful for everyone who helps a camper attend camp!

In 2021, 36 campers were sponsored through this fund!

Donate to the Cherokee Wishlist

At Cherokee, we have numerous projects and needed supplies that we are working towards. A donation of any amount towards any of these projects helps Cherokee in monumental ways!
Replace Hilltop Cabin – $55,000
($33,900/$55,000) A complete rebuild of the hilltop cabin to match the style of Roost, Hemlock, and Birch cabins with 6 bunk beds and 2 private rooms with a queen bed.

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NEW Bath house – Horses & Trailer Sites – $55,000
($11,000/$55,000) We have the opportunity to build a new bath house to be used by the horse program and closer access for the northern trailer sites.

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Freezer Compressor Replacement – $8,500
($2,500/$8,500) The walk-in freezer compressor needed to be replaced fall 2021, these funds will help cover that cost to keep funds available for day-to-day functions.

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3-4ft step ladder – $200
($0/$200) Used for various needs around camp. Talk to Pastor Dan for style needed.

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Adirondack Chairs – FULLY FUNDED!
($0/$0) Adirondack chairs for the authentic mountain feel around camp. Thank you for donating!

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Shed Siding – $500
($0/$500) The shed at the pavilion needs siding to protect from weather. The shed stores all of the equipment we use at the pavilion.

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Materials for Repainting Buildings – $1,200
($0/$1,200) In an effort to help our camp look it’s best, we are seeking funds for the materials needed for repainting our buildings.

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Sand- & Pressure-treated 6×6 – $1,000
($0/$1,000) Sand- and pressure-treated 6×6 wood needed to level the canopy next to the craft house.

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Webcams for Livestreaming – $1,500
($0/$1,500) We love the idea of being able to share our camp programs with those who are not able to make it to camp. Right now we are looking at getting connecting two webcams to be able to livestream programs at Cherokee.

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Cherokee Digital Evangelism – $10,000
($0/$10,000) Camp is evangelism. With this digital evangelism fund, we will have the opportunity to reach more people through streaming our meetings at camp.

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(Wishlist updated on 30 April 2022)

Volunteer at a Work Camp

Twice a year, Camp Cherokee hosts a work camp weekend to help open and close camp. Camp opens on Memorial Day in May and closes on Columbus Day in October. These weekends are critical to the ministry of camp and is not possible without the volunteers that come each year. Each work weekend, we have numerous projects and tasks ongoing from cleaning up cabins to remodeling and building the newest cabin.

Lodging and meals are free to volunteers. Come join for Sabbath church service and fellowship and stay the weekend to help Cherokee.

See Camp Work Weekend Dates

2022 Projects:
  • Clean up around construction of boys’ bath house
  • Build Porch for girl’s bath house
  • Repair fence around horse pasture
  • Paint horse pasture fence
  • Tree Cutting & Clearing
  • Clear Horse Trails
Memorial Day Tasks
  • Put up camp signs
  • Clean the cafeteria, chapel, kitchen, and cabins
  • Rake leaves and clear brush
  • Weeding, gardening, and beautifying the camp
  • Cutting and stacking firewood
  • Open and clean the pool
  • Set out activity equipment from storage and clean activity areas
  • Attach waterfront docks and place canoes and kayaks
  • Clear horse trails
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors
Columbus Day Tasks
  • Put away camp signs
  • Clean and winterize kitchen and cabins
  • Stack firewood
  • Drain and close pool
  • Organize and prepare activity equipment for storage
  • Detach docks and remove water equipment

Bring a Friend to Camp

Camp is fantastic for making new friends and reuniting with old friends. Encourage all of your friends to join you at camp this next summer. As a bonus, if you bring a friend with you who has never been to Cherokee before, you will receive a discount on your camp fee!

Cherokee is a place for friends!

Tell Your Friends

One of the best ways to support Cherokee is to share with others what Cherokee means to you. Did you have a great experience at camp? Share about your favorite activities! Did you have a spiritual experience at camp? Share how you experienced God at Cherokee! 

Don’t forget to share about your experience on our Facebook Group, we love hearing about your favorite parts of your experience at Cherokee.

Search the Internet using GoodSearch

“Googling” is something that everyone does many times a day! Instead of using Google, consider using GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search platform that donates $.01 for every search you make to the charity of your choice. Make GoodSearch your homepage and support Camp Cherokee with every Internet search you make!

(NOTE: You are required to make an account with GoodShop/GoodSearch to name a charity to donate to. This is a simple and easy process, and we thank those who support Cherokee through searching online!