Sand Pond Society
Are you a former staff member or camper? Would you like to reconnect and give something back to NoBe?
Click here to join the Sand Pond Society, a group of 500+ camp alumni that are working hard to ensure a bright future for Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. It doesn't cost anything to join and you'll be able to reconnect with old friends and access our forums and huge image gallery.
A little more about the society...
The Sand Pond Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operating through its volunteer 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 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.
Our results after six years (in numbers):
- Fourteen successful volunteer weekends at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco
- 4,000+ 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
- $250,000 raised for construction of Orel Lodge
Our results after four years (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 fireplaces purchased and installed
- Replaced Parade Ground 40’ flag pole.
- 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 two lean-tos in Iroquois campsite.
- Replaced entire Oratam totem at campfire site.
- Seven kayaks and one sailboat donated.
- One boathouse renovated by volunteers
Founded: October 2006
First volunteer event: March 2007
Incorporated: June 2008
IRS letter of determination issued: March 2009