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10th Annual YMCA Camp Ingersoll

Chill for Change 2024!

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

After the groundbreaking success of last year's Chill For Change, we are more excited than ever to start preparing for Chill For Change 2024! Our mission in the C4C is to raise money to help send kids to camp for a life-changing Ingersoll experience! 

In 2023, we raised over $30,000 with more than 65 chillers (jumpers) and over 400 donors! How, you ask? It's pretty simple.

  1. Convince your friends to have some fun with you while also positively impacting your community.

  2. Create a team name that represents comradery, fun, adventure, and daring. Or skip this step.

  3. Click on the following link to visit our CHILL FOR CHANGE PAGE

  4. Click on the "I want to fundraise for this" button to the right, to create a Team and Jumping Page, an Individual Jumping Page, or to join an existing team.

  5. Customize your team and personal page by inserting pictures and writing your own personal story. If you jumped before, try to find your picture below to save and insert into your profile.

  6. Send your donation link out via text to family, friends, coworkers, college buddies, book clubs, sports teams, and acquaintances whose numbers you still have.

  7. Share your donation link on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and others.

  8. Pay attention to your email as you will be sent an electronic waiver to sign (if not, you will be given one to sign at the jump).

  9. Create a friendly competition with friends and teammates while remembering that we're all winners because all funds raised help to send campers to Ingersoll this summer.

  10. Plan your costume.

  11. Get together and have fun making your costume (which must include shoes) while also making a promise to each other that on February 10th you will all arrive at Camp Ingersoll in Portland between 12:30 and 1:00 pm.

  12. Arrive at Camp Ingersoll (94 Camp Ingersoll Rd, Portland) between 12:30 and 1:00 pm on February 10th ready to make magic happen.

  13. Listen to a brief inspirational message and thank you from director Ben Silliman.

  14. Line up, jump in, get changed, avoid thinking about the cold by focusing on the difference you're making in the lives of the campers you're supporting, and start thinking about getting more people involved next year!


Things to Remember When Donating Online:

  • Select the name of the participant you want to donate to.

  • Click Donate Now and follow the steps.

Don't see your participant's name? Check with them to make sure they have completed their registration through the link above! 

There are plenty of ways to get involved!

1. Take the Plunge! - Create a team to jump together or sign up individually! Would-be "chillers" seek out pledges and donations for their willingness to jump into freezing (but also exhilarating) Jobs Pond at Camp Ingersoll. Participants 14 years and older are invited to Plunge. Children under 18 years of age must have a Parent or Guardian sign their waiver and be present at the event. All proceeds go directly towards providing camp scholarships for children to attend YMCA Camp Ingersoll over the summer! See below for instructions on registering you or your team today!

2. Donate to Someone Else taking the plunge! And then come to watch! - Would-be "chillers" must raise a minimum of $100 and they can't do it on their own. If you know someone who is participating, support them by making a pledge!

3. Watch and Spread the News of the Event! - Show up live to the event or watch our live-stream on our Camp Ingersoll Facebook page! Be sure to tune in to see all our participants take the plunge and share it so everyone is able to witness this great event!


The individual who raises THE MOST Funds, will receive a certificate for 1 FREE SESSION OF CAMP! This certificate can be used for your own family, or can be gifted to anyone who would benefit!

Prizes will also be awarded for Best Costume and Best Team Theme! So gather your friends, families, co- workers, or whoever else and start planning your costumes!

Interested in participating this year and have some more questions? Reach out to Camp Director, Ben Silliman at 860.342.2267 or Hope to see you take the plunge with us, support the event by donating, and/or tune into our Facebook Live Event!

Chilling Good Times

Check out our video from last year's event above and photo slide deck below!

Memories of Chillers' Past

Keep scrolling for some photos from past Chill for Change years! These good times keep flooding back!

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