Donor camping trips

This weekend I am in charge of a handful of major donors who will be camping on the shores of one of the wildest and most beautiful rivers in Washington State. We’ll be rafting on the newly freed Elwha River, whose dams were removed last year and the salmon are returning.


Donors. Camping. Upfront we let folks know it’s casual. Breakfast will be provided and dinner is around the campfire. But I am wondering about expectations. This is not my family going out for the weekend. These are folks, in some cases, that I have never met. I’ll bring extra tents, sleeping bags and bug spray.

And a whole lot of patience.