To see the day when, under Audubon ownership, the Audubon Camp at Hog Island is financially self-sustaining with a substantial endowment to assure its future.
The mission of the Friends of Hog Island is to preserve the legacy and support the conservation and nature programs and activities of the Audubon Camp at Hog Island, Maine.
FOHI received its 501(c)(3)nonprofit status from
the Internal Revenue Service in March 2011.
The Friends of Hog Island, through transparency, online communication, social media, technology, and personal contact pledge to:
• Build a sense of community among current and alumni campers
• Build partnerships with local conservation and environmental groups
• Build upon and further the mission of National Audubon.
• Build trust and support within the local community
• Build a stable, financial annual income stream through annual fund-raising and an endowment.
• Build a nationwide volunteer base to work at the camp during sessions.
• Build a collection of historical materials to keep alive the conservation legacy of the Audubon Camp at Hog Island for future generations.
• FOHI is free to join and open to anyone who is interested. There are
no fees, forms, or initiation ceremonies. Best of all is that only one appeal a year is sent – no other mailings.
For more information on volunteering click here. The season for volunteers is usually mid-May to end of September.
Places fill quickly, so reserve yours now.
At the beginning of the camp season, FOHI hosts a service week. During this week, volunteers work on a variety of projects that help open the camp for the season, from planting gardens to painting, carpentry, repairing, making beds, cleaning, clearing the Island’s hiking trails, and so, so much more. During the season, FOHI provides eight volunteers for each camp session, who help to ensure that the week runs smoothly, and a full-time volunteer coordinator, who also represents FOHI’s interests on the island. A volunteer also manages the store, when needed. FOHI is also a great way for Hog Island alums to connect with others who share their interests. In working together for a common cause (this wonderful island), FOHI volunteers build a strong sense of camaraderie. They keep the camp going! They rock! They wear their FOHI t-shirts with pride.,
Interested in Participating?
FOHI is free to join and open to anyone who is interested. There are no fees, forms, or initiation ceremonies. Best of all is that only one appeal a year is sent – no other mailings.