All donations go towards offsetting the cost of financial assistance and reduced tuition in the form of scholarships for campers and parents who might not otherwise be able to attend summer camps and trips. If donations surpass the cost of financial assistance, they then go towards special projects to improve programming and facilities.

All proceeds from t-shirt sales go towards scholarships. Support your favorite camp and spread the love!

Become a Patron of Rising Appalachia

Get involved, and join us in building recreation and tourism as a sustainable means of developing southeast Ohio and Appalachian communities. Patrons get benefits like invitations to private events on the farm, reduced rates for camps and registrations, and high quality schwag to show Rising Appalachia support around town.

Maple $5 /mo.

This level is a marker of being part of a larger community. With the mantra that many hands make light work, this donation brings children and families together throughout the year. As a show of appreciation for your support, we'll mail a pair of stickers that let you show your appreciation for Rising Appalachia around town.

Oak $10 /mo.

This level of support makes a direct contribution providing scholarships and financial assistance to children and families in Athens and surrounding counties. We'll send along a t-shirt so you can show your support around uptown.

Black Cherry $20 /mo.

Sign up for Black Cherry Level

Members at this level show serious investment in the gift of outdoor recreation for SE Ohio. At this level, camp registration rates will not increase as summer months draw closer.

Sunrise $50 /mo.

Sign up for Sunrise Level

Our Sunrise members are interested in growing an environmentally and economically sustainable community in SE Ohio. Members at this level are providing support for the development of year round employment, growing capacity for tourism and recreation, and helping to build a stronger, healthier community.

What Does your Donation Buy?


Is the cost for one week of camp for a child. One week of camp is 35 hours worth of environmental education, exercise, and making lasting, meaningful relationships with other campers.


Gives 2 children a week of Adventure Camp, which includes activities such as rappelling off natural cliff faces in Hocking Hills, Taking a horse back ride past natural waterfalls and caves, and canoeing trips.


Helps us to expand our offerings by allowing us to purchase equipment like bows and arrows for an archery range, backpacking gear for expeditions and trips, or big ticket craft equipment like a kiln for hand dug clay sculptures.


Provides Women of RAW, free of cost for 25 girls and young women. Our all female offering is researched and designed specifically to reduce the constraints facing girls and young women in our community who would otherwise not engage in outdoor recreation and the healthy, sustainable lifestyles that come with it.


In addition to providing 25 children with a free week of camp, this size donation would help us to provide wages for a year round staff who can assist in accrediting Rising Appalachia programs through the American Camp Association, bringing notoriety, and paving the way for converting RAW into an overnight, resident camp.

Please click the "Donate Now!" link above to proceed with a donation.

Rising Appalachia is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Rising Appalachia are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. All donations will be met with a receipt including the tax identification number for Rising Appalachia.

Want to donate by mail?

All checks can be made out to Rising Appalachia and sent to the address below:

Rising Appalachia

13262 Liars Corner Road

Millfield, OH 45761