Camp Equipment & Capital Improvement Grant Program

The Camp Equipment and Capital Improvement Grant Program honors the spirit and vision of Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s founders.  Donald Colburn and Kathy Ann Keenan were true believers in the benefits of the camp experience for children.  The Foundation has developed this program to help camps serving children with chronic illnesses.

Funding is available to help enrich or update your camp through the purchase of new equipment or by investing in facility improvement.

Think wish list – do you need something for your medical station, new sporting equipment, or maybe supply costs to build a new fire pit or storage shed?  The Foundation is open to your needs and ideas and is looking for you to tell us how this addition or improvement to your camp will make a difference.

Some of the terrific requests we have received to date are:

9 Squares (outdoor game) Ping Pong Table
Inflatable Gaga Pit Dunk Tank
Kayaks Stadium Seating
Shade House Projector with Screen
Digital Camera with Photo Printer Laptop for movie making
Wheelchairs CampDoc Online Application

 You can apply by emailing us at  Please include: 

  • The name of your camp and dates for 2019.
  • The name and address of the facility you use.
  • How long has your camp existed?  How long have you been at this facility?
  • How many campers do you expect in 2019?
  • A description of the equipment or improvement for which you are requesting funding, and why it will make a difference.
  • The amount of funding requested.  A quote or product specifications/photo/pricing from a vendor’s catalog or website will strengthen your request.
  • If approved, the date by which you would need the funding.