Live Auction

The countdown to the 2022 “Back to Camp Gala” is on! We look forward to welcoming you to camp on Saturday evening for the largest and most anticipated camp event of the year, where we will also be proudly honoring Max Yurenda’s 30-year tenure as CEO.

Bidders get ready! Here’s a preview of some of the exciting and exclusive packages available for bidding during our Live Auction. Be sure to stop by the Silent Auction tent as well!

Amazing Anguilla

Do not miss this opportunity to bid on a one week stay in an outstanding private residence on the island of Anguilla. A rare beauty, this home sleeps 12 and boasts five bathrooms and four bedrooms and is decorated with high end teak Balinese furnishings. Villa Abbey is a stunning Shoal Bay East villa that sits on the ocean cliff overlooking the reefs and turquoise sea. Walk to Shoal Bay East beach, restaurants/bars and spa at Zemi Resort!

Donated by: Elizabeth and Christopher O’Brien

Restrictions: Dates to be set by Mutual Agreement. Not available for Holidays/School Vacations. Does not include airfare.

Triple Crown Experience

Six guests can soak in the luxury as your private plane takes off and heads to Lexington, Kentucky, on the weekend of May 12-14th, 2023! The fun continues after your private plane lands with a bourbon cocktail reception and check-in at The Kentucky Castle, where we have reserved three rooms for a two-night stay. Your package includes tours at the Keeneland Race Track, a Tour and Tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery (producer of Weller, Pappy Van Winkle, E. H. Taylor, and more), lunch at The Stave Restaurant, Tour and Tasting at Woodford Reserve Distillery (Home of the Official Kentucky Bourbon), and  Private Dinner at The  Club at Spindletop Hall. On Sunday, your group will enjoy a delicious breakfast, a tour of Claiborne Farm (Home of Secretariat), and KY Wine Tasting at the 1922 House Vineyard and Winery. Your weekend includes all transportation and private drivers.

Restrictions: The Date is Non-Negotiable and has been set for May 12-14, 2023.  This package is for six people only.

Donated by: Ed & Lisa Mitzen and Horse & Barrel Experiences

Jane Golub Unique Diamond Necklace

jane golub necklaceThis stunning necklace comprised of diamonds and gold will not only be a showstopper but wearing this piece is an extraordinary tribute to a lady who devoted her life to her family, work, and compassion for others. Jane Golub donated time and hard work and contributed a great deal financially to various philanthropic efforts in the Capital Region. The Double H Ranch is highly appreciative of her kindness and generosity.

Restrictions: This necklace may not be returned or exchanged.

Donated by: Neil Golub & Family

Camp Iroquois

Camp Iroquois is thrilled to offer a genuinely private camping experience for your group of up to 35 people for a 3 night stay! Camp Iroquois is an 8.6-acre private luxury vacation rental on Upper Saranac Lake in New York’s Adirondacks. It is a family compound in the Great Camp tradition that boasts an incredible view with more than 500 ft of shoreline perfect for swimming or launching kayaks and canoes. The property comprises of 11 structures:

A dining hall

2-story boathouse

A two-bedroom main cabin

Five additional sleeping cabins

The camp offers an ideal getaway from the pressures of daily life. Enjoy amenities such as a newly resurfaced Har-Tru tennis/pickleball and basketball court. In addition to the lovely structures and inspiring views, Camp Iroquois offers the space to enjoy many activities, from cornhole, croquet, bocci and many more. In addition, Camp Iroquois has kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

Restrictions: Dates to be set by mutual agreement and availability. Dates must be in May- June 2023, or September- October 2023.

Donated by: Camp Iroquois

Enchanting 8-Day Kenyan Safari for Two People

safari vehicle with elephantsThis tour has all the ingredients required to create a safari masterpiece with unparalleled services at intimate camps and lodges, pristine locations devoted to preserving Africa’s wildlife, and photographic opportunities galore, all perfectly paced and ready to be enjoyed. Travel in style on our top-of-the-line Toyota Landcruiser and enjoy the perfect mix of indulgence and convenience with personalized service, luxurious accommodations, and authentic African safari experiences.

Restrictions: Dates to be set by Mutual Agreement, does not include airfare to Kenya.

Donated by: Kosen Safaris

Catch of the Day: Fishing Expedition

Fish the tropics on a tournament-winning 61 ft. Garlington Sports Fish alongside a team of experienced fishing guides. Trip includes:

  • Two-day fishing expedition trips
  • A $2,000 gift card towards accommodation at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel
  • A $1,500 Delta gift card towards airfare to and from destination
  • $500 American Express gift card

Restrictions: Dates and final destination to be confirmed and agreed upon by both parties based on boats itinerary between the Pacific and Caribbean seas.

Donated by: Lisa and Bob Moser