Help Make Learning an Adventure.

Why donate?

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 camp. If donations surpass the cost of financial assistance, they then go towards special projects to improve programming and facilities.

RAW is always looking to expand upon its offerings to the community. Please explore the projects to see how RAW plans to make education an adventure.

  • Canoes and Canoe Rack

The Hocking River is waiting to be explored by RAW campers. With experienced guides on staff, the only thing missing is the vessel.

  • Cubbies and Storage

Each day campers place their belongings out on the picnic tables down the hill. By having a specific place to store their things we can cut down on lost and found, and time spent finding items and clothing in preparation for activities.

  • Changing Stations

Currently there are only 3 spaces where campers can change in and out of swimwear or clothing for the day. When we have water activities it can take quite some time for campers to get ready with limited options for changing.


"My daughter's confidence, independence, and appreciation for getting dirty increased exponentially. She loved her time at RAW and can't wait to return. Thanks for a wonderful week!"

"You guys are awesome. The camp is great. The kids had fun. I like that it is educational, earth-friendly, kind, and also grit-building. Thanks so much for all you have done."

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

9432 Ohio State Route 682

Athens, OH 45701

Contact Us

Have any questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

Feel free to email Chloe Musick at