White Pines Society

The White Pines Society recognizes and honors individuals who make provisions in their estate for a gift to Belknap. A planned gift demonstrates lifelong support of Belknap’s mission and enables Camp to continue its rich tradition of making good boys better.

As a member you will help shape the future for generations of campers and leaders. Planned gifts can be made through a bequest or by naming Belknap as a beneficiary of part or all of a retirement asset. Bequests may help fulfill your philanthropic goals without relinquishing current assets and may provide tax relief for you or your heirs.

Joining the White Pines Society acknowledges your commitment to Camp’s mission and encourages others to take the meaningful step of helping Belknap.

Planned Giving Options

Unless otherwise requested by the donor, planned gifts are directed to the camp’s unrestricted endowment funds. Gifts to Camp Belknap may be dedicated (restricted) for certain purposed according to the donor’s wishes, as long as they fit the needs and mission of Belknap.

Name Belknap as Beneficiary

Retirement Plans

You may name Camp Belknap as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Naming Belknap as the beneficiary of a retirement asset, such as a 401 (k), 403 (b), IRA, Keogh or profit-sharing pension plan, will support the Camp’s mission and may help you realize significant tax savings. It can be costly to pass such assets on to heirs because of weighty tax consequences. By naming Camp Belknap as a beneficiary, the donor maintains control over the asset while living, but at the donor’s death the plan transfers to Belknap free of estate and income taxes.

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not require attorney fees. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from you plan administrator and contact the Belknap Office for further instruction.

Donate Life Insurance

You may donate gifts of life insurance to Camp Belknap, another good way to make a gift to a charitable organization without incurring a large expense. You may consider giving either a paid-up policy or a policy to which you are still making premium payments. In both cases, you may qualify for a charitable deduction while helping secure Belknap’s future for generations of boys.

Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property

A gift of real estate to a charitable organization is a meaningful, unique gift and may help reduce capital gains tax and/or realize a tax deduction. Real estate can be given in different ways: giving the property outright, bequeathing the property, transferring the property into a charitable remainder trust, or establishing a retained life estate, in which you donate your residence or vacation property but reserve its use throughout your life and/or the life of a beneficiary.

If you would like more information or have already made provision for Belknap in your estate planning, please contact Seth or Stephanie Kassels at 603-569-3475 or Geoff Masland at alumni@campbelknap.org.


      PO Box 1546
      Wolfeboro, NH 03894

      11 Chase Point Road
      Mirror Lake, NH 03853




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All communications related to COVID-19 and plans for summer 2021 will be posted here.


Permission is required to visit camp during the non-summer months/“off season.” Please click below for detailed information on visiting camp. When camp is in session, for the safety of our campers and staff, visitors will be limited and updated information will be provided here.

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Response to Positive Test

Belknap’s medical advisory group is developing a detailed plan for symptomatic and positive tests during camp sessions. This plan will include plans for isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and care of campers/staff.

COVID Testing

Camp Belknap plans to include testing as a part of the 2021 plan for entry/admittance, diagnostic (symptoms) and surveillance. The exact timing, type of testing and logistics are being reviewed and will be announced as decisions are made. Belknap is aware that types of tests and criteria for their use are continuing to evolve and want to ensure we are implementing the best possible plan.


Masks for campers and staff will be a part of Belknap’s plan for preventing introduction and spread of viruses at Camp. Belknap will be providing more information at a later date about type and number of masks to pack for camp. Of note, for safety reasons campers and staff will be unmasked for sleeping, eating, showering and swimming.

Camp Life During COVID

Belknap’s mission remains unchanged. Belknap is working on modifications to the property/facilities and program in 2021 to enhance safety and still preserve the core principles of Belknap life. The pictures below will be updated as we make changes around camp.

  • Cabin Fans
  • Hand Washing Station
  • Screen Doors
  • Cabin Fans

    Fans installed on cabin to improve airflow.

  • Hand Washing Station

    Outdoor hand-washing stations installed around camp.

  • Screen Doors

    Screen doors on every cabin will improve the airflow in living quarters.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Belknap plans on coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Families will be made aware of exact pick-up and drop off times and procedures for campers and guardians. Information will be posted here.

Packing for Camp

Belknap will post an updated equipment list here that will include COVID specific needs such as masks.

Pre-Arrival Requirements

Belknap will provide a checklist for families to follow 2 weeks before arrival at camp. Belknap plans to include at least the following as part of the pre-arrival checklist: low risk pre-camp behaviors including list of what activities to avoid, symptomatic screening, testing, and travel recommendations.

Belknap Pledge

A pledge we will all agree to, to ensure that we all are compliant and focused on keeping ourselves and each other safe. More to come on this!