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Camp Canaan’s Annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser Garners Over $20,000 for Campground Improvement and Expansion

Polar Plunge Fundraising Event

Camp Canaan Takes a Polar Plunge to Raise Over $20,000

In the heart of York County, South Carolina, the campgrounds of Camp Canaan came alive with activity as notable personalities jumped into frigid waters for the camp’s annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser. The efforts of these brave ‘Camp Canaan Heroes’ resulted in more than $20,000 being raised, creating waves of positive impact for the camp and its numerous programs.

Among the ‘heroes’ who took a dip in the 49-degree water were State House Representatives Heath Session and Brandon Guffey, Senator Wes Climer, former York County Council Member Joel Hamilton, and Lucas McFadden. While these individuals were recognised as the event’s heroes, the true champions are those behind the scenes tirelessly working to run the camp which marks its 20th year of operation this year.

A Successful Fundraiser for Future Development

“The plunge raised $20,000 and counting.” The proceeds from this thrilling event promise to have a transformative effect on the camp and its facilities. Plans for the funds raised include expansive upgrades to the camp’s gear and facilities, including a new high ropes course element, an updated climbing wall with an auto belay system, a new open-air craft area, a convenient water bottle filling station, and the addition of a bazooka ball.

These new features will undoubtedly add an extra layer of excitement and fun for the campers. The dedicated team at Camp Canaan strives to provide a safe, challenging, and fun environment where children and adults can grow in character, skills, relationships, and faith.

Making A Difference One Splash at a Time

The unique Polar Plunge fundraiser has become a much-anticipated annual event, attracting not just high-profile imbibers, but also members of the community determined to contribute to the continuing development and success of the camp. The cold waters did not lessen the warm hearts of the participants, spectators, and all those who donated towards reaching the impressive sum raised.

The generous contributions from this event reflect the community’s recognition of the immense value Camp Canaan brings to York County — a testament to two decades of commitment, dedication, and service.

As the camp prepares for another year of changing lives and creating memories, this fundraising event has once again proved how local communities can come together to support invaluable initiatives for their youth. The Camp Canaan heroes’ courageous plunge into the icy depths has not only raised crucial funds but also reinforced the spirit of communal unity and support.


HERE Rock Hill
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