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Giving Back


Why?

With any amount of success, an organization and its people must recognize their role in society. High Cascade, as primarily a youth camp, has a great sense of responsibility to not only contribute to society today, but to inspire our campers and staff to do so in the future.

Everything we do as an organization, from the experience we provide our campers to our charitable efforts emanate from our mission of Life Improvement through Snowboarding and Skateboarding. Please take a moment to learn about how High Cascade gives back.


  

Annual Blood Drive.

Working closely with our local chapter of the American Red Cross, High Cascade is proud to organize a community wide annual blood drive, June 10, 2014. Taking place in the heart of Government Camp at the Cascade Ski Club Lodge from 12–6 PM, everyone in the area is invited and encouraged to give blood. Onsite to give blood will be all of High Cascade’s 120 staff members and owners, Government Camp Community Members, and Timberline and Ski Bowl employees.

  • To schedule your appointment, go to www.givelife.org (sponsor code: govtcamp)
    or contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
  • Donor identification is required prior to donating blood. Learn more about the blood donation process and donor eligibility at www.HelpSaveALife.org

Many generous Americans nationwide have been donating blood since the terrorist attacks September 11, to ensure a sustained and secure blood supply for all Americans. Together with the Red Cross, these blood heroes are ensuring that the safest possible blood is readily available whenever and wherever needed – for the military, for other blood centers in America and for all 5,000 of America’s hospitals.

We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a service (or serving) community of generous, good willed people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The honor, spirit and resources of the American people come forth with neighbors helping neighbors in need – during earthquakes, floods, fires, storms – as well as for the deeply personal and often quiet disasters that require a gift of blood.

Dyk? One donation can help save up to three lives.

To give blood in your local area please visit www.givelife.org

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Chill.

High Cascade has always sought partnerships or programs to nurture our mission of Life Improvement through Snowboarding and Skateboarding. Burton’s Chill program is the quintessential charitable organization focused on using snowboarding as a vehicle for improving lives. In 2007 Kevin English, High Cascade’s Executive Director, was honored in being asked to serve on Chill’s inaugural Advisory Board.

Founded in 1995 by Jake Burton, Chill is an intervention program for disadvantaged inner-city youth, ages 10 to 18. Chill teaches at-risk youth to snowboard over six weeks each winter, giving them everything they need for the experience: lift tickets, instruction, bus transportation and head-to-toe gear.

Since its inception, Chill has touched the lives of over 12,000 underprivileged youth. This winter Chill will serve over 2500 disadvantaged boys and girls in 14 North American cities and Sydney, Australia.

For more information or to get involved, please visit the Chill website www.burton.com/Chill.aspx


Donations.

Since 1989, High Cascade has granted hundreds of donation requests in an effort to further our campers’ communities and organizations. Some recent organizations we are proud to work with include:

    • Mt. Hood Preschool Annual Fundraiser
    • United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) Series throughout the nation
    • Shriners of North America
    • Sandy, OR High School
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • Riding on Insulin 
    • Mt. Hood Museum
    • Academy Snowboards Scholarship providing money and product for academic focused snowboarders.
    • Nearly $15,000 in scholarships annually to disadvantaged campers
    • Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association (OISA)

Because the needs throughout the communities within North America are so great, we created some guidelines so we may assist as many organizations as possible. Due to limited donations, please review the following guidelines.

CAMP OR PRODUCT DONATIONS

Organizations must be a 501c (3) non-profit organization – must include a copy of the I.R.S. Exemption Letter verifying tax exempt status or sufficient documentation verifying governmental entity or educational institution.  Organizations MUST BE WITHIN NORTH AMERICA to be considered.  Written donation requests must be received on organization letterhead with a brief description of the event AT LEAST 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE of the event date.

MONETARY DONATIONS and SPONSORSHIPS

  • Monetary donations and sponsorship requests will not be considered.

IF YOU HAVE MET THE ABOVE GUIDELINES YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST VIA MAIL TO:

High Cascade Snowboard Camp

5014 NE 15th Ave.

Portland OR, 97211

ATTN: Donations

* High Cascade reserves the right to handle each donation request on a case-by-case basis.


Environment

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

High Cascade has a comprehensive recycling program and recycles all recyclable material including cardboard, plastic, bottles, cans, tin and glass.

All non-recyclable trash is disposed in secure dumpsters while our kitchen grease and vehicle oil is recycled. To reduce fuel consumption, High Cascade schedules and combines trips to reduce the number of miles driven while all of our camper vehicles are high capacity ranging from 7 to 40 passengers.

On-hill we utilize Salt Blowers which result in a 50% decrease of salt usage. Decreasing our electrical consumption, we encourage that all lighting and heating be turned off when a space is unoccupied.

Furthermore, we request from our landlords that our properties have high efficient compact florescent light bulbs installed which result in decreased energy consumption.

Vegetation

High Cascade’s primary facilities exceed the county’s landscaping requirements of 15% of the total acreage. Native trees, shrubs, and grasses are used in most applications.

Additionally, each Camp Session Arrival Day our entire staff beautifies and maintains our Village by picking up trash, placing trash cans throughout and sweeping the streets and sidewalks.