Phase One of New Cabin Construction Completed at Camp Fowler
With the help of Kay Builders, Inc., Majestic Realty Co., Commerce Construction, Brooks Development Group and many more construction companies, Valley Youth House has embarked on a $1.8 million project to rebuild Camp Fowler’s seven cabins that house the youth and staff attending overnight camps. The current cabins are 80-years-old and despite best efforts, these outdated cabins have finally exceeded their usable lifespan. The new cabins will have improved amenities including heating, air conditioning, indoor plumbing, fire protection and sprinklers, which will expand possibilities for year-round programming at Camp Fowler.
This week, phase one of the project – the construction of the first three youth cabins – was completed! Phase two of the project will begin this summer and include the demolition and construction of the final three youth cabins and a 2-story staff cabin. Please enjoy a virtual tour HERE.
Thank you to the many individuals and companies who have contributed to this campaign:
BUILDING FOUNDATIONS CONTRIBUTORS $50,000+
ATAS International, Inc.
Richard Brooks & Brooks Development Group
Eric Scheler & Commerce Construction Co., L.P.
Corning Painter & Dorothy Penney
Duggan & Marcon
Rick Koze & Kay Builders, Inc.
Keystone Savings Foundation
Majestic Realty Co. & Majestic Realty Foundation
Service Electric Cable TV & Communications
SHAPING FUTURES CONTRIBUTORS $25,000+
CP Rankin, Inc.
James Hardie Building Products, Inc.
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
James Eck & Quadratus Construction Management, Inc.
S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.
Trinity Glass International
For a complete list of contributors, please visit our Camp Fowler Cabin Campaign webpage.
SAVE THE DATE
You’re invited to join us for a RIBBON CUTTING ceremony:
Thursday, JULY 23, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5851 Horseshoe Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
More information to follow.
SUPPORT VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE’S CAMP FOWLER THROUGH EITC FUNDING
Valley Youth House’s Camp Fowler virtual programming has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development to be eligible to receive Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funding.
EITC Process: Entities authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to state tax can receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year for donations made to approved Educational Improvement Organizations (such as Valley Youth House). Tax credits increase to 90% of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution is made.
For more information on how to apply for Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) or how to direct your EITC dollars to VYH’s Camp Fowler, please contact:
- Christina Schoemaker, SVP Development & Marketing
org, 610-820-066 x 1320
- Joe Lynch, VP Development & Marketing – Southeast PA
Not eligible for EITC funding, but still want to support the young people that attend Camp Fowler? Donate HERE.