Lake plunge pledges raise thousands for Camp CaPella, Camp Sunshine

Posted Feb. 08, 2011, at 8:33 p.m.

DEDHAM, Maine — Fifty-eight people jumped into the freezing water of Phillips Lake last Sunday to raise funds for Camp CaPella and for Camp Sunshine in Casco.

“They did it!” proclaimed Dana Mosher, executive director of Camp CaPella.

Plungers made pledges to either Camp CaPella, which provides recreation to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, or Camp Sunshine, which serves children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families.

Camp Sunshine reported pledges totaling $7,553.50, and Camp CaPella brought in more than $6,000, with some pledges still to be sent in.

“These pledges will send kids with special needs to both camps,” Mosher said.

Another planned fundraiser for Camp CaPella, the Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament, had to be canceled last month because of unsafe conditions at Fitts Pond in East Eddington.

Camp CaPella is looking for a replacement fundraising event for later this year.

“We need operating funds to sustain Camp CaPella going forward, and anyone with ideas is welcome to have a discussion with us,” Mosher said.

Camp CaPella may be reached at 843-5104 or through its website, www.campcapella.org.

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