The Baco Che-Na-Wah
Bazaar Foundation

At camp, we aim to inspire children to want to give back to their community.

We realize this goal through the Baco/Che-Na-Wah Bazaar Foundation with our summer special event, the Baco/Che-Na-Wah Bazaar. One of every summer’s highlights, the Bazaar is a special day devoted to fun, games and fundraising.

Campers help to raise funds that are distributed to dozens of charities focusing on children and needy individuals. In 2015, we proudly raised and distributed over $65,000 to more than 60 charities.

Our oldest campers take pride in running the Bazaar, which is an old-fashioned carnival. Planning begins well before the start of our summer. They solicit donations, design and produce Bazaar paraphernalia. Campers help determine a list of needy causes and stage-manage the building of famous booths like “The Marriage Chapel, and the ever popular “Dunk the Counselor.”

Along with the fun, our campers never lose sight of the Bazaar Foundation’s purpose, to help those who need it most. We’ve been helping the needy since our camps’ founding. It’s a lesson that stays with the campers throughout the year.

About The Baco Che-Nah-Wah Bazaar Foundation

The Bazaar Foundation is a not-for-profit (501C3) whose mission is to raise funds to donate to organizations that help provide needy children with a camp experience, medical organizations and other charitable groups. 100% of donations are directed towards charities.

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  • 125 days until we are on the courts… meet Danny Silver, the Camp Baco Basketball Director, Administrator, and Baco Historian. 🏀🏀🏀 His favorite activity is a double period of Intermediate Basketball Leagues.  During free play as a camper, he loved playing games of Knockout, but now, he loves to go to see the music club. 🏀🎼🏀 Danny’s favorite traditions at camp are Twelves, Awards Night, and Honors. 💙💛 The top 3 items on his side cubby are his radio, the keys to the hoops shack, and a folded up schedule from 3 days ago.  Fun fact… if he really though about, Danny could name every Baco 3 shooter of the last 31 years, their Olympic team, and about what they hit it in. #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth #meetthestaff
  • We would like to honor all of our camp friends for being the absolute best people ever. 💙💛💙💛 Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Find a way to make a positive difference today, and everyday. 💙💛💙💛 #rakday #randomactsofkindness #living10for2 #12851 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #campfriends #campfriendsarethebestfriends #summercamp #summer17
  • #tbt Bob and Barbara Wortman at camp in 1977 💙💛💙💛 #bestplaceonearth #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2
  • 130 days until camp - time to meet Mickey Huberman!  Mickey is the Athletic Director at Camp Baco. 💙💛 He loves every activity at camp, but his favorites are sailing and ski⛵️⛵️⛵️. During free play he likes to hang out in the gazebo with campers.  Mickeys favorite camp tradition is a campfire 🔥 .  The top 3 items he would keep on his side cubby are a flash light, a book, and writing material.  Fun fact… Mickey and Bob were in the same bunk! 💙💛 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #12851 #living10for2 #meetthestaff
  • Since Justin Timberlake won a Grammy for Can't Stop The Feeling, does that make the 2016 Blue and Gold break a Grammy winner too? 💙💛💙💛💙💛 #12851 #bestplaceonearth #living10for2 #bacochenawah #golfcartkaraoke
  • 135 days until camp.  Time to meet the Program Director and Head Counselor at Camp Baco, Greg Silver.  Greg’s favorite camp activities are basketball 🏀 , lake activities 🚣🏻🏊🏻⛵️🛶, and council ring before dinner.  Greg’s favorite camp foods are chocolate chip pancakes, corn dogs, and Wednesday BBQ on the terrace.  His favorite camp traditions are when the Waiters get painted up and cheer for the 9th grade and under basketball tournament at Baco💙💛. He also loves the annual divisional tennis tournament.  The top three items on Gregs side cubby would be something to play music with, a picture of his beagle, and whatever book he plans to read during the summer.💛💙Fun fact… in 1994, Gregs waiter summer, he hit the “Baco 3” in 7.  He has also never lived in Bunk 4 as a camper or counselor.
  • Before Grobie was the Athletic Director at Che-Na-Wah, she was the Tetherball Champ in 1991 💪🏻🏆🏅🤸🏻‍♀️💙💛 #tbt #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth
  • 140 days until we unpack, and 141 until big show auditions... time to meet Michael Scheman!! Michael is the Theatre Director at Baco and Che-Na-Wah. 💛💙🎭 💙💛You can find Michael in the social hall during most of the day, and sometimes in the office living room. His favorite camp traditions is when the Little Big Show boys make the "bridge" for the audience to walk under after the shows. 💙💛 The Ramen Noodles Jingle makes Michael think about camp. He loves watching Greg Silver watch the shows. Fun fact... if and when a movie is made about Camp Baco, Michael wants Eli Silver to play him. 💙💛 #bacochenawah #meetthestaff #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth

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