The Main Idea is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that operates on the continued generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations who believe in the lasting impact of summer camp on a child’s life.

$1,500: Ensures that a young girl is able to experience camp this summer.
$1000: Will send our Leadership girls down the Kennebec River on a whitewater adventure.
$100: Will provide postage for campers to send letters and postcards home during their time at camp.


Here's how you can help.
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Here is how you can help:

Online Gifts:  Please see the form above for online donations.

Gifts by Check/Mail:  Please send checks, payable to The Main Idea, Inc., to The Main Idea, 180 E. Prospect Avenue #178,  Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Gifts of Stock:  Support The Main Idea with a gift of stock or appreciated securities.  Avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction at fair market value at the time of your transfer. Instructions for gifts of stock are available upon request at

Honorary/Memorial Gifts: A gift can mark a special occasion in someone’s life such as a wedding, birthday, graduation, or bar or bat mitzvah.   Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one.

In-Kind Donations:  Our program relies heavily on material donations to keep our program running. Click here to visit our wish list.

Employee Matching Gifts:  If your employer has a matching gift program, please remember The Main Idea.  Ask your employer if they offer this benefit to make your donation go even further in making a difference in the life of a child.

Student Service Gifts:  Students have the opportunity to work together to raise money for community service projects within their schools.  Make The Main Idea your charitable project today!

Bequests: For many people, bequests are an easy way to arrange planned gifts. Bequests enable your estate to realize a tax-savings benefit and ensure that your assets are distributed the way you want them. Please request further information at

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