Polar Bear Plunge

Join a stalwart band of people who are passionate about the power that a week of summer camp has on kids: to develop their resilience and emotional intelligence, but also to grant them access to a community of love and acceptance.  The 7th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Camp Fitch will be a lot things — crazy, exhilarating, and a ton of fun — but the primary outcome is to pave the road for kids to get a week-long summer camp experience who face tons of hurdles that would otherwise stop them from having this crucial growth experience.

We welcome plungers of all ages: our youngest plunger is 7, and we’ve had plungers over 70 fundraise and Take a Dunk to Fill a Bunk. The metaphor is apt: jumping into frigid water takes a lot of courage and faith — just like coming to summer camp where you don’t know anyone. Just as plungers report the event as being exhilarating, and even cleansing, the kids who receive the gift of camp also describe their experience similarly: the deep thrill of making a close friendship, the satisfaction of overcoming fears and seeing themselves as stronger, more capable.

If campaigning and plunging aren’t in your plans this year, please consider backing a plunger and coming to the event on the afternoon of March 25th. Hundreds of supporters turn out to have great meal, a rubber duck regatta in Crooked Creek with fabulous prizes, and enjoy the last of winter’s grip.

It’s all for the kids: our goal at Fitch is to get 372 kids here who, without our donors, would never get the experience or the growth. We’d love for you to join us in this initiative.

  1. Tom & Marina Parker

    $9,443.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  2. Tommy McCumber

    $7,600.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  3. Cherie Graham

    $5,070.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  4. The Poese Posse

    $2,240.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  5. Tim Sheetz

    $2,090.00 donated of $5,001.00 goal
  6. Novotny Sisters

    $2,065.00 donated of $2,200.00 goal
  7. Mark Gorman

    $1,435.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal
  8. Adam Bonner

    $1,305.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  9. Jennifer Jamison

    $1,295.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
  10. Nora Lamb

    $1,290.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal
  11. Alexa Scarano

    $1,046.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  12. Kay Hettler

    $1,045.00 donated
  13. Cara Vernal

    $970.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  14. Sturge

    $750.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  15. Steven Forman

    $710.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  16. Kevin Mirkin

    $685.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  17. Emily Bauman

    $600.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  18. Hank Swager

    $524.00 donated of $750.00 goal
  19. Buhl Bunch

    $460.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  20. Hollie Sheetz

    $451.11 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  21. Hoover, Hazi, Olin, Tully Team

    $400.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  22. Hannah DeAscentis

    $400.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  23. Zoe Petievich

    $350.00 donated of $650.00 goal
  24. Katie McDevitt

    $330.00 donated of $750.00 goal
  25. Matt Richter

    $329.00 donated of $750.00 goal
  26. Stephen Park

    $310.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  27. Stacey Henry

    $300.00 donated of $750.00 goal
  28. Janet

    $300.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  29. Rob Thompson

    $285.00 donated of $500.00 goal
  30. Caleb McCoy

    $280.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  31. Megan Kneifl

    $265.00 donated of $150.00 goal
  32. Pratt Pack

    $250.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
  33. Claire Coyne

    $235.00 donated
  34. Lindsay “Z” Ibos

    $215.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  35. Ben Walsh

    $200.00 donated of $500.00 goal
  36. John Mohr

    $185.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  37. Monica Petzold

    $180.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  38. Jimmy Perkins

    $165.00 donated
  39. Brandy, Drake, and Sadra Duda

    $165.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal
  40. Joe Wolnik

    $155.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  41. Robert & Analise

    $155.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  42. Jenna Glasscock

    $150.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  43. Jessica Fannin

    $150.00 donated
  44. The Lockard Clan (Jenny&Nicole)

    $115.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  45. Chris Plocica

    $110.00 donated of $700.00 goal
  46. Brent Smith

    $106.00 donated of $250.00 goal
  47. Erin Gibbons

    $105.00 donated of $500.00 goal
  48. Steve Drake

    $100.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
  49. Ben Gero

    $75.00 donated of $250.00 goal
  50. Courtney Blakeman

    $55.00 donated
  51. Tiffany Port

    $50.00 donated of $8,000.00 goal
  52. Samuel Chrin

    $30.00 donated of $100.00 goal
  53. Gina Checchio

    $30.00 donated of $100.00 goal
  54. Justin china

    $10.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  55. Tim Cole

    $0.99 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  56. Arthur wick

    $0.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  57. Ben White

    $0.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
  58. Marissa Cullen

    $0.00 donated of $655.00 goal
  59. Paul Timmel

    $0.00 donated of $150.00 goal
  60. Howdy Friend

    $0.00 donated of $500.00 goal
  61. Justin Mirto

    $0.00 donated of $1,000,000.00 goal
  62. Libby Cole

    $0.00 donated of $200.00 goal
  63. James Moelk

    $0.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
  64. Crystal Blakeman

    $0.00 donated of $150.00 goal

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