Campfire Cappucino

Camps Susqueh held a Campfire Cappuccino event to raise funds for the camp.

Alabaster Coffee Roaster’s “Community Tap” has supported a different non-profit every month for the last several months. November’s Community Cup was a Campfire Cappuccino to support Camp Susque’s scholarship fund.

With help from matching funds from other local businesses provided for the last week of its availability, the cappuccino raised more than $3,300 to help area children get to summer camp.

“We are very thankful for Alabaster’s foresight and generosity in providing such a great platform for raising money and awareness of non-profits in the community”, said Peter Swift, the camp’s director. “We are also thankful for our friends at the Covation Center, Jersey Shore State Bank, Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, River Valley Internet and Ziegler and Associates for providing matching funds during the final week of November.”

During its final week each Campfire Cappuccino sold raised $12 for the scholarship fund. The collaboration between these local businesses and the value of each drink contributed to the activity in the last week during which nearly half of all the drink’s purchases were made.

“People loved the fact that they could enjoy a delicious one-of-a-kind drink at Alabaster and nearly triple their drink’s cost in donations to send kids to camp!” said Jamie Sanders, Camp Susque’s marketing director. “It was truly a win for everyone, and most of all to the kids and families who will benefit. The whole program had a great community feel to it.”

Camp Susque’s scholarship fund supports nearly 40% of the campers who attend. It is the goal that no one should miss out on the summer camp experience for financial reasons. The fund dispersed more than $58,000 to 244 campers last year and has dispersed more than $250,000 in the past five years.

Alabaster’s founder and owner, Karl Fisher said, “We were overwhelmed by the response from the community for this month’s Community Tap. Camp Susque has had a continual and positive impact on our region and its families so we were delighted at the success of this partnership. At its core, Alabaster exists to better our community and I hope this will be an encouragement to other businesses to engage in similar partnerships for the benefit of the community.”

To contribute to the scholarship fund at Camp Susque, visit www.susque.org/coffee.

Camp Susque is located just north of Trout Run on Route 14 and is accredited by the American Camping Association. Susque is celebrating its 72nd continuous year in operation as a non-profit 501c3 residential camp. The camp’s mission is Biblical evangelism and growth in Christian character for youth, young adults and families. Susque programs include Boys and Girls Summer camps, Wilderness Adventure Trips, family camps, winter camps and year-round retreats and rentals. Camp Susque also hosts outdoor educational classes and field trips for local schools through their School of Discovery. For more information about Camp Susque contact susque@susque.org or call 570-998-2151.