Support Agawam

Support summers of joy and a lifetime of memories

There is no greater gift than the gift of opportunity and as a non-profit organization, Camp Agawam depends on the generosity of its alumni, families, and friends to ensure that the opportunities afforded to campers since 1919 are able to continue. Philanthropic support allows us to offer camperships, maintain and improve our facilities, develop and enhance our programming, and continue providing the Agawam experience to hundreds of boys each summer.


Maine boys who attend Main Idea


campers receiving aid for the 7-week season

acres of property and facilities maintained

seasonal staff support (compensation & training)

Support Community, Access, and Leadership

Support of Camp Agawam ensures more than just a great summer camp experience, it creates opportunities that enrich our community, transforms lives, and develops leaders. The majority of Agawam’s current fundraising supports:

  • The Main Idea, which provides a week of the Agawam experience to over 100 Maine boys each summer, is 100% funded by charitable gifts from the Agawam community.
  • Camp Agawam Camperships, which offers camp experiences for the 7-week season to over 20 boys each summer, including at least 6 boys from Maine.
  • Seasonal Staff, who are the defining ingredient of the Agawam experience for our campers. Your financial support helps to ensure that Agawam can attract and retain the best counselors.

How to Give

There are many ways to support Agawam. In order for a gift to count toward the current fiscal year and for you to be recognized in our annual report, be sure your gift arrives prior to September 30th each year.

We appreciate your support of Agawam’s Annual Appeal, camperships, the Main Idea, phonathon, a capital project, or any other gift you have in mind.

Thank you for considering an investment in Agawam!

Give Online

Give by credit card using our online giving page

Give via Venmo (find us @camp-agawam)

Give by Mail

Payable to “Agawam Council” and mailed to:

Agawam Council
6 Fundy Rd, Suite 100
Falmouth, ME 04105


Please let us know if you plan to give securities so we can send instructions and properly account for your gift.

The gift value of the securities is the mean of the high and low price on the date of receipt (date of wire transfer or date of postmark if mailed).

Planned and Deferred Gifts

Provide support with a deferred gift, bequest intention, or include Agawam in your estate plans.


In-Kind Gifts

Donations of goods and services are deeply appreciated and are a great help in improving our operating budget. If you have skills to share or items you would like to donate to Agawam, please contact us to discuss whether we might be able to use them.

For Donors and Advisors

Agawam Council is a registered IRS 501 (c)(3) organization, incorporated as a non-profit in Maine.


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Areas of Support

All gifts will make a difference in helping Agawam fulfill its mission. To designate your gift to a specific area, please contact us directly, or send the details with your check or in the Notes section of the online gift form.


  • Unrestricted: Provides current-use support, giving Agawam the flexibility to apply funds to the area of greatest need and take advantage of special opportunities as they arise.
  • Camperships: Provides current-use support to run the Main Idea program and provides campers with the ability to attend the seven-week season and covers associated program expenses.
  • Preservation: Provides support for our efforts to preserve the environment in and around camp.
  • Buildings: Provides current-use support for the maintenance of camp’s buildings and grounds.

Endowed Funds

Permanently restricted funds that provide support in perpetuity.

The Main Idea and Campership Endowment:

This endowment supplements annual fundraising to support the Camp Agawam Campership Program and the Main Idea at Camp Agawam.  Incorporated within this endowment are various named funds, including:

  • Elmer and Mary Bartels Campership Fund
  • Governor Mason Memorial Fund
  • Emily C. McCampbell Memorial Campership Fund
  • Sandra Campbell Memorial Fund

Gregg Family Endowment for Leadership Enrichment:

Established in 1998, this fund provides grants to allow Agawam alumni to engage in training or other experiences that will enhance their leadership abilities, particularly with children in an outdoor setting.

The Preservation Trust:

Funds from the Preservation Trust, designated to help preserve the Agawam environment and program viability, have allowed us to purchase over 60 acres of adjacent open land, to professionally plan the future of Agawam and its governance, and to embark on a comprehensive tree planting program.


The spirit of volunteerism is strong at Agawam, and we are grateful to the many generous people who share gifts of time, skill, and hard work with camp each year. These contributions enable us to run the Main Idea program, train our staff, prepare our facilities for the season, stay in touch with friends, and run a successful 7-week program.

Along with providing important and useful service, volunteers get to catch up with friends and enjoy the wonderful community spirit at Agawam.

If you are interested in getting involved, please let us know using the form below and we will be touch to learn more.

Agawam Volunteering Interest

Volunteer Roles(Required)
Please check all options that you are interested in.

Reports and Documentation

Agawam Council is an IRS 501 (c)(3) organization, incorporated as a non-profit in Maine. Our Employer Identification Number is 22-2577250.

We are grateful to the Agawam community for its philanthropic support of our mission and programming.