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The Keepers of the Woods program gives community members a tangible way to be involved in supporting the mission of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah.

Join a community of like-minded individuals and families who are excited about our mission and willing to contribute to its sustainability for the future.

Keepers of the Woods are active members of our community - join us to share a meal outside, adventure on campus to complete a scavenger hunt, or simply learn our trails from weekly walks on the grounds. These woods become special to you, this outdoor community means something to you, and you value time to play outside—together.

These woods are here to welcome all, and by joining you become their spokesperson!


Annual Gift

  • $35 for Individual + 1

  • $55 for Family

Member Benefits

Your investment demonstrates your commitment to CKBY and will be repaid in the following ways:

  • Discounts:

    • $10 off camp Registration,

    • $15 off Facility Rentals / Pool Party Discounts

  • Permission to Access our Network of Hiking Trails

    • Explore our network of hiking trails - as solo hiker seeking quiet solace in our woods, or as a family excursion - our trails are full of adventure and restorative experiences. We simply ask that members refrain from visiting when camp and school programs are in session.  

      • June - July 4:00 PM - Dusk

      • August - September 10:00 AM - 8 PM

      • October - February 1:00 PM - Dusk

      • March - May 3:00 PM - Dusk

  • Access our fishing pond to see what is biting!
    No boating or swimming please

  • Member Only Access to KinderWoods

    Kinderwoods—a Nature Explore Space—is open for Members Monday - Friday from 3:30pm - Dusk

Member Only Events

  • Family Campler - a summer camp sampling for the whole family. This event is free and available exclusively to Keepers.

    • Mid-August

  • Lunchtime Zipline for Adults - slip away from work to take a run down our zip-line. We’ll provide a lunch and an experience to brag about!  

    • April, fee to cover lunch

  • Cosby Woods Campout - Programs at Cosby Woods are typically day programs, but this overnight experience is just for our Keepers. Reserve a campsite, invite your friends, pack your tents and all the fixing for a tasty campfire dinner. After a night under the stars we will provide a continental breakfast for everyone.

    • May,  exclusively for Keepers, $15.00 per campsite

  • Member Potluck - Throughout the year we will host potlucks for members to join us for a meal. These shared meals are Community Outside at it’s finest.  Adults enjoy each other’s company while children steal brownies and run off with their friends into the woods!

    • Throughout the year, free with a dish to pass

  • Stay in the Know! As our go-to community and supporters we will keep you in the know, inviting you not only to member only events, but keeping you informed of everything exciting happening at Cosby Woods.