Climbing Mount Rainier for Camp Cherokee


ROCK HILL, SC (CN2 NEWS) – Several people are taking Camp Cherokee to new heights.

The popular YMCA summer camp, which was built in 1937, is showing some of its age, so seven people will climb Mount Rainier from Seattle, Washington, at the end of August to collect funds and raise awareness for Camp Cherokee’s first fundraising campaign.

The goal is to raise over $3 million for a new recreation hall.

The hall will provide a large, flexible interior space for campers and staff, but will also be space for off-season programs for retreats, weddings and conferences.

The new site will also house a new health centre, staff office and accommodation for full-time staff. Those who climb Mount Rainier say that in addition to raising funds, they hope to inspire the Camp Cherokee family.

Camp Cherokee Director Will Gilmore said, “Our theme this summer is to take Camp Cherokee to new heights, so not only to take Cherokee to new heights, but to encourage everyone to lead their lives to new heights.”

The seven people who climb Mount Rainier have ties to Camp Cherokee either as campers, board members, or volunteers. You can donate to the fundraising campaign and follow the journey of these climbers by going online to the Camp Cherokee or YMCA of Upper Palmetto websites or social media sites.


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