Funds for operational expenses: honey buckets, garbage pick-up service, electricity, water, and move expenses (truck rentals and dump fees).
Small ticket items:
Food (especially milk, protein, and fresh produce).
Thermal underwear (long johns)
Hand & toe warmers
Plastic ware (we have plenty of knives)
Medium ticket items:
Tarps (16×24, 20×30, etc.)
Camping tents (It’s not a tent city without them. Typical nylon tents deteriorate, by UV rays from the sun, in 1 to 2 years)
The camp maintains 30 camping tent spots.
All 30 tents are gradually replaced every couple of years.
That’s around 15 tents per year. The ideal sizes are:
8×8 (4-person) cabin tents for singles.
10×12 (6-person) cabin tents for doubles/couples.
(Larger tents for families are requested on a case-by-case basis. Too many of those lying around invites camp bloat.)
Big ticket items:
Portable car port (even just the frames are fine, like when people upgrade to a new one. Don’t throw those old frames out! We put tarps over them, and they work great.)
Large thick tarps (20×30 or larger)
Fencing material (6-foot tall green screening)