COVID-19 Impact

Camp Virgil Tate, like so many other nonprofits, is attempting to combat the loss of funding due to COVID-19. Currently, the COVID-19 relief funds available to nonprofits are extremely limited and competitive. We need your help to continue our operation during this uncertain time.

We have lost over 70% of our funding due to COVID-19. In a typical year, this funding would have come from the many private events that we host such as weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, birthday parties, and more. However, due to COVID-19 we were not able to safely hold any of these events. We were also not able to hold our youth-focused events like outdoor classrooms, summer camps, band camps, or church camps.

What does my donation fund?

All funds raised will go directly toward the continued operation of Camp Virgil Tate.

Your donation helps us:

  • Make much-needed repairs and improvements to our facilities.
  • Provide our employees and their families stability through continued employment and income during this uncertain time.
  • Support youth and our community by continuing to offer deeply discounted rates to local schools and their affiliated groups, 4-H clubs and organizations, churches, and other eligible nonprofits.
  • Continue to provide a safe and beautiful space for youth to learn, develop, serve, and grow.

How can I help?

We’re glad you asked! You can contribute by either making purchases at our online Camp Store, or by making a donation.

Camp Store

Browse our new and vintage camp merchandise, and know that every purchase goes towards our operating costs.

Make a Donation

Donations can be made right here on our website, by clicking below.

If you would like to make a physical donation, check out our Amazon Wish List. Or if you’d like to support our improvement projects, we are accepting donations of building materials, tools, or supplies. Please contact our office prior to donating building supplies by calling (304)-984-3311. We currently have an immediate need for treated lumber 6 feet or longer, and painting supplies (brushes, rollers, roller covers, trays, drop cloths, etc.).

If you would prefer to mail a donation, you may send it to:

Camp Virgil Tate

1400 Camp Virgil Tate Road

Charleston, WV 25312

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Camp Virgil Tate is owned and operated by the Kanawha County 4-H Foundation. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.