The Sand Pond Foundation, Inc. (operating through its volunteer alumni network, the Sand Pond Society), is a group of 600+ passionate camp alumni that are working hard to ensure a bright future for Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Warren County, New Jersey.
The Sand Pond Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operating through its volunteer alumni network, the Sand Pond Society) prides itself with matching volunteer expertise, labor, and contributions to brick-and-mortar projects that benefit recognized programs that use values-based and outdoor methods to educate and prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
The vision of the Sand Pond Foundation, Inc. (operating through its volunteer alumni network, the Sand Pond Society) is to promote the development of a vibrant, educated, moral, ethical, and patriotic generation of workers and leaders by helping to provide quality educational infrastructure for organizations that use outdoor methods as part of their educational, fitness, and citizenship programs.
ESTABLISHED IN 2006
Our results since 2006 (in numbers):
- Many successful volunteer weekends at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco.
- 5,000+ man-hours donated.
- $82,250 of funds raised solely for materials and contracted labor.
- $14,000 of materials donations and discounts arranged.
- $125,000 of labor donations by contractors arranged.
- $350,000+ raised for construction of Orel Lodge.
Our results since 2006 (on the ground):
- 7 ½ miles of trails improved.
- Two bridges replaced.
- Two cabins renovated by volunteers.
- Four cabins renovated by contractors with expertise and funding support from the Foundation.
- Four wood-burning fireplace inserts purchased and installed.
- Replaced 40’ flag pole on QM field.
- Replaced two 10’ sign-flanking totem poles.
- More than 125 hazard trees removed from campsites and program areas.
- 2 1/2 acres graded, seeded; 3,500 seedlings planted.
- 1,250 feet of road improved; Five culverts replaced.
- Waterfront Cabin: Interior / Exterior renovated.
- Replaced four lean-tos in Iroquois campsite.
- Replaced entire Oratam totem at campfire site.
- Seven kayaks, 5 stand up paddle boards, 36 PFDs and one sailboat donated.
- One boathouse renovated by volunteers.
- Improved the roofs on the shooting ranges.
- 40 bunk mattresses donated.