Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Anokijig's 2010 Tube-A-Thon is Coming!

In honor of our camp motto, “WE SERVE”, we are inviting you to spend a fun-filled weekend at Anokijig, to kick off our annual fundraiser for the ANOKIJIG CAMPERSHIP FUND on January 8-10, 2010. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help send less fortunate children to camp, while having outrageous fun. To accomplish this, we need you to gather pledges of money from family, friends, neighbors, or anyone willing. All donations from this program go directly toward sending less fortunate children to a week of summer camp in 2010. Last year, this program helped send over 200 children to a week of summer camp.

This is one of our largest goals ever so we are counting on all of our Anokijig friends and supporters to take this chance to spread the word to as many people as possible about the Campership Fund drive and all the good that Camp does for kids. This is a chance to make a difference in a child’s life and have loads of fun doing it.

Funds raised for Tube-A-Thon may be turned in the weekend of the event or after, but only pledges that are in by 11:00 AM, January 10, 2010 will be counted toward the great prize competition. In the past, we've had some difficulty collecting the donations that were promised. Please make every effort to collect all donations and send them to Camp Anokijig by Jan 30, 2010. Remember Prizes will only be available to those whom have turned in their pledges and this money is for a very good cause. If it doesn't arrive at Camp, fewer kids can be helped.

2009 participants who have not returned their 2009 pledges may not participate.

In the past, several people have chosen to use this event solely as a reunion, without making any effort to help less fortunate campers. Although we always enjoy seeing and visiting with all of our Anokijig friends, this event is for the benefit of kids. It is not fair to those who are making the effort to raise pledges for deserving children, to allow those to attend, who have made little or no effort at all. Therefore, only participants with a minimum of $150 in pledges are allowed to participate in 2010. Please help to make this a positive event by only attending if you are collecting the minimum amount of pledges.

If you are able to join us, please fill out this form and submit it PRIOR TO January 4, 2010- http://www.anokijig.com/2010%20tube-a-thon.htm If you are unable to attend, you may still help by raising pledges or sending a donation. We hope you are able to join us and look forward to seeing you in 2010!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Gift Ideas?

Are you still searching for that perfect Christmas present? How about an Anokijig present for that special someone? We're at that time of the year, where we need to make room for all of our 2010 inventory in the trading post. That means we have a lot of items on sale right now, that would make great stocking stuffers and you can save up to 50% on some items! Visit our online trading post for some great gift ideas- http://www.anokijig.com/tradingpost

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles should consider giving the gift of a week at Anokijig to some lucky camper. 2010 summer registration is open and a week at Anokijig is sure to brighten any child's Christmas morning- https://www.anokijig.com/registration.aspx

We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Holidays from Anokijig!

It’s the beginning of December and Anokijig is all battened down for the arrival of our first snow of the season. What better time to think SUMMER 2010!

You can see all of the news, new schedules, and programs at www.anokijig.com

Online Registration for 2010 is now open at https://www.anokijig.com/registration.aspx

A new camper fundraising option is available for all campers or Anokijig Supporters. Beat the economic downturn with Online Magazine and Gift sales with the profits going to camper accounts or the campership fund. The Store is open and active NOW.

See the fundraising details for: Campers at: http://www.anokijig.com/online%20fundraise.htm

Camper Family and Friends at: http://www.anokijig.com/online%20fundraising%20directions.htm

Camp Supporters in general at: http://www.anokijig.com/online%20fundraising%20supporter%20directions.htm

SHOP WITH A PURPOSE this holiday season at the online fundraising store.

Candy Sales will begin January, 11th 2010 and run through June 3, 2010. Call the camp office at 1-800-741-6931 for all the details or see http://www.anokijig.com/scholar.htm#candy .

Check out the Holiday specials and sales at the Anokijig Trading post starting Friday November 27th, 2009 at: http://www.anokijig.com/tradingpost/. No need to fight the crowds, get all of your holiday shopping done at the Tradingpost! (Remember, Anokijig gift certificates make a great gift!)

For those of you in South Eastern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois save February 13, 2010 for another great Anokijig Benefit; the Racine Founders Rotary Casino Night. Come join in as a player or volunteer as a dealer or helper. See http://www.anokijig.com/Racine%20Casino%20Night%20Benefit.htm for details.

The alumni newsletter will be heading out in the mail and email soon, with all the camp news and 2010 registration information for you to hold in your hand. Email us at anokijig@excel.net if you would like to get just a link by email instead of the printed copy.

The Annual Staff and Alumni Tube-a-thon date is set for January 8-10, 2010. If you are 14 or older and would like to help send some kids to camp for 2010 check out the details of this annual Fun-draising weekend at Anokijig. It’s an incredibly fun weekend of events plus tons of prizes. Start raising funds now to send a kid to camp. See the details at: http://www.anokijig.com/2010%20tube-a-thon.htm

Recruiting for 2010 Anokijig Senior and Junior Staff has now begun. If you know of a great person who would be an excellent staff member have them visit http://www.anokijig.com/staff.htm for all of the details and applications.

For frequent updates to interesting Anokijig events and activities check out the Anokijig Insider Blog at www.anokijig.com.

Have a great holiday season. We look forward to seeing you all at Anokijig sometime in 2010!

Take Care,

Darin Holden
Program Director
Camp Anokijig
Anokijig Changes Lives!