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Dining Hall Fund

*UPDATE*Thanks to the generosity of Chandy Russell, all donations made will be matched dollar for dollar up to a $25,000 total match!


The Friends of Camp Whitsett invites you to help us make history by contributing to our 2023 major campaign: a $50k promise to ensure Camp’s new dining hall is completed and built to last for decades.


We are partnering with Camp Whitsett to make the long-awaited new dining hall a reality! The old dining hall (our beloved Big Top) was too small, too frail, and insufficient to support the planned program expansion.

The new dining hall will:

  • Exist as a full structure (walls and roof!) to withstand elements year round
  • Feature fans, lights, a new concrete floor, and a fire sprinkler system to improve comfort and safety
  • Support larger groups and more activities during the summer
  • Entice more outside groups during the off-season
  • Allow us to display photographs, maps, information, and memorabilia
  • Integrate directly with the newly renovated commissary, kitchen, and food serving area

A 21st century dining facility will contribute directly to a better and sustainable Whitsett Experience. Will you? Help us achieve our goal and donate today!

Interested in owning a piece of history by owning a literal piece of the retired Big Top? Contact the FOCW to let us know!


+ $25,000 Matched

Donations in $
as of  12/31/2023

We did it!

$50k towards the completion of the new dining hall! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the $25k raised which was then DOUBLED by our matching donor. Come visit camp and see what this money built!