The Camp Ma-He-Tu Foundation

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Camp Ma-He-Tu was founded in 1937 in Bear Mountain, NY by a Lutheran minister and provides a unique, overnight camping experience for girls of all races and religious belief on beautiful Lake Kanawauke. It offers a general outdoor activities program for girls 7-15, and provides leadership opportunities for older teenagers and young women as counselors.  

To continue that legacy, Ma-He-Tu is creating its own permanent source of income to keep its fees affordable for girls of all backgrounds. The 

Camp Ma-He-Tu Foundation, Inc. has been approved by the IRS to establish a tax exempt endowment fund for the benefit of Ma-He-Tu.   As the fund grows, the Foundation will be able to use the interest to defray Ma-He-Tu's operating expenses, offer scholarships to campers, and maintain camp facilities.  Through the generous contributions of our donors, we can ensure that Ma-He-Tu will be there for girls and young women for another 81 years, and more!

All members of the Foundation's Board of Directors attended Ma-He-Tu as campers or counselors and serve without compensation.   The Foundation is a separate corporation from the Lutheran Girls Camp Association, Inc. which operates Camp Ma-He-Tu.  

You can contact us by using the form below;

e-mailing us at;  or 

writing to us at 810 Powers St., Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 410-243-8059

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