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How can you help out Cedar Lodge?
As of 2014 Cedar Lodge is making the big jump from a For Profit Camp, to a Not for Profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation. This is a huge decision for us at Cedar Lodge and it came with no little thought or discussion. In the end, it came down to this:
-We are dedicated to keeping Cedar Lodge and it's property up and running at it's best capacity for not just now, but for generations to come.
-With the current rules in regulations that we are governed by now, that is most effectively done as a Not for Profit.
-There are some items that we will be qualified for as a Not for Profit that we are not qualified for as a For Profit.
And: -We've essentially been running as a Not for Profit (in particular, putting all the money back into the upgrade and upkeep of Cedar Lodge) for years, so why shouldn't we be a Not for Profit?
What this means to you: It can mean nothing or a lot. Cedar Lodge plans on going on basically as we always have. We will continue to be a small camp that specializes in riding, and has an excellent, diverse amount of other programs that we offer. The differences will be:
-We hope to be able to offer more full and part scholarships to families that are struggling to make the financial commitment to summer camp
-We hope to qualify for grants to give us better quality equipment and facilities for camp
-We will be able to take donations for the camp that are relative to the programs that we offer.
-We will be able to offer tax deductions for money or items donated to camp that we can use.
We are very excited about this new jump (and a little scared) and ultimately, we are hoping that our decision to go Not for Profit will be one that makes Cedar Lodge better at everything that it already is, and concretes it's future for years to come.
As time goes on the question has come up quite often, "How can I help?" Currently, we have two major projects in the works that we would love to help on. Please read on:
E and S Edwards Scholarship Fund
Save the Dining Hall!
We also will take donations of gently used camping gear of most kinds. All tax deductible!
Thank you for all of your help.
The Cedar Lodge Staff
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