Claire Hacks

Getting more kids to camp 1 email at a time.



Out of the blue, Claire texted Klee this morning asking for where to have people donate and then just sent an email below to her parents friends… Below is a snippet of a conversation Klee and Claire had after a random donation came into Stomping Ground.


Claire I love you.
This is so cool.
Should I email my parents friends?
Tell me your secret.


Dear Family and Friends,

Over this past summer, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at a new camp in Deposit, New York called Camp Stomping Ground. Camp Stomping Ground was founded in 2015 by Jack and Laura, two former camp counselors, who spent three years traveling to 47 states and visiting over 200 different summer camps to learn how to design and operate the perfect camp. 

Camp Stomping Ground strives to create a community through humble curiosity, personal responsibility, restorative practices, and unbounded creativity. Our mission is to partner with young people to inspire the next generation of radically empathetic decision makers in hopes that together we can re-imagine a more perfect world. 

All people are accepted at Stomping Ground, including those with diverse backgrounds and privilege. Stomping Ground operates on a sliding scale to ensure that every child has the ability to go to camp regardless of their financial situation. 

Throughout my entire life, I have been fortunate enough to have parents who could afford to send me to summer camp, but some people are not that lucky. Because of this generous flexible payment scale, the Camp Stomping Ground staff works endlessly to fundraise throughout the entire year. I am proud to now be a part of that staff, so I ask you to support me and Camp Stomping Ground in our endeavor to give the gift of camp to all. 

Camp Stomping Ground has had an incredible impact on my life and everyone deserves to experience the magic I have. 

Every night we end our day by standing in a big circle comprised of the entire camp and say “it’s good to be together” three times.

It’s good to be together. It’s good to be together. IT’S GOOD TO BE TOGETHER.

No amount is too little! Thank you so much! It truly is good to be together.

Love always,


I copied the words from the website and wrote love, Claire so go for that and they’ll definitely donate


definitely doing that


It’s works very well 


Claire played it off like it was no big deal, and it might not seem like it, but it is a huge deal to camp and a huge deal for the kid or kids that will be able to come to camp as a result. No amount is too small.

If you are comfortable, these kinds of emails do make it possible for us to say yes to every family that wants to come to camp regardless of financial situation and it would mean the world to us if you took a few minutes to send a few emails.

If you need help crafting an email text me baby! 585-451-5141