YOU CAN MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY
OUR CAMP. OUR KIDS. OUR FUTURE.
YMCA Camp Watia will be a residential camp housed on 900 acres of unblemished land in Swain County mere steps away from the Nantahala Outdoor Center and Fontana Lake. Once completed it will be a place where children can build trust and belonging amongst their peers, a natural classroom for STEM, literacy, and history, and a place where an once-in-a-lifetime experience can become a tradition.
With 95% of children attending local camps coming from 500 miles or further away, the YMCA of Western North Carolina believes that it is time to give our children a chance to see what camp is all about. YMCA Camp Watia will be a marquee camp that caters to the families, regardless of income, of Western North Carolina. It also serves as a chance to preserve a pristine wilderness for generations to come and a way to provide substantial and meaningful economic impact to the region. When all the benefits for our community, families, and children are weighed the real question becomes, “Why not YMCA Camp Watia?”
Senior Director of Financial Development
YMCA of Western North Carolina k[email protected] | 828 210 9653
Thank You YMCA Camp Watia Donors
Anonymous Larry Armor Glenn and Sherri Austin Fred and Marcia Ayers James Baley BB&T Louis and Sara Bissette Tim and Julie Blenco Robert and Diane Brady David and Cindy Brown Scott and Tracy Buchanan Joseph and Danielle Buttigieg Dan and Ellen Campbell Nat "Buzzy" Cannady
Michael and Marilyn Cortes
Mark and Kit Cramer Michael and Gina Crawford Norris and Cricket Crigler Simeon Cross R. Marshall and Karen Dark Charles and Michelle Davis Allan and Julie Ann Dawson Sharon Decker Dixon Hughes Goodman Eaton Corporation Richard and Bridget Eckerd Ronald and Nancy Edgerton Teresa and Chuck Edwards Nathan and Sugie Einstein Greg and Kristin Elwell Entegra Bank First Citizens Bank Gary and Taylor Foss Charles and Sandy Frederick Todd and Nancy Fredin Kerry and Anna Friedman C. Kent and Linda Garner William and Catherine Gay
Timothy and Betsy Gillespie The Glass Foundation, Inc. Richard and Leslie Green Gerald and Leigh Greene The Groome Family Richard and Denise Guthy Kathleen Guyette John and Jean Hall Amy and Neal Hanks Gibbie Harris William and Sharon Hathaway Mary Hebrank Kevin and Jennifer Hefner The Higgins Family Charitable Fund Frances Hill Ted and Beth Hill HomeTrust Bank A.C. and Susie Honeycutt William Bradley Isaacs James and Kim Jardine Dick Jennings Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware Stephen Jones Peter and Amy Knight Gene Knoefel Wanda and TP Lawless Lois Lenzen Mark and Lisa Lindsay Elizabeth Long Richard and Janna Lutovsky John and Kitty Martin Kiki and Vaughan Matthews Raymond and Sue McClinton Lee and Merri McLean Dawson and Susan Mims Mission Hospital Clarke and Janet Mitchell Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc Steven and Stephanie Orr
Sharon Parker Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. James and Julie Peterson John and Dianna Pierce Randy and Molly Phillips Francella Poston Daniel Prevost Jed and Susan Rankin Tip and Ann Ray Vanessa Salomo Scully and Joe Scully Joseph Segrave Kay Sinclair Silver-Line Plastics Philip and Pat Smith Latisha Steele Wyatt and Kim Stevens Sabra and Bill Stewart Jimbo and Robin Stickney Dana and Jana Stonestreet Tect Aerospace/Universal Alloy Corp William and Nancy Thompson James and Pam Turner Leslie Vest Paul and Vicki Vest Steve Ware Amy Webb Jean Webb John Webb Laura Webb and John Hoskins Webb Investment Services Wells Fargo Bank Kevin and Amy Westmoreland Stephen and Brenda White Mary Williams Jes and Toby Williams WNC Health Insurance Stephen Woody and Mary Bruce YMCA Heritage Club Jeffrey and Elisha Zander
YMCA Camp Watia Capital Campaign Volunteer Leadership Team
Steering Committee Chair
Public Phase Co-Chairs
Amy and Neal Hanks
Bill and Sharon Hathaway
Buncombe and Madison Counties
Mary Jane Ferguson
Macon and Clay Counties Jim Bross
McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancy Counties
Swain, Graham, and Cherokee Counties
Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.