In 2021, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc). 

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION CAMPS USA

We restore ecosystems through camping experiences that teach people how to care for the land.

Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA (ERC USA) is a non-profit organization with a 501C3 tax exempt status in the United States.

All donations to ERC USA are tax deductible.

There are two ways to donate to Ecosystem Restoration Camps: You can become a supporter and make a one-time, annual or monthly donations. A one-time donation gives you one year of supporter-priviliges.

Become a supporter!

By becoming a supporter, you are helping to grow the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Movement, supporting existing projects and building new camps in the United States.

 Your support enables direct actions such as:

  1. Funding the opening of new Ecosystem Restoration Camps
  2. Buying seeds, seedlings and soil enrichers for existing camps to restore their ecosystems
  3. Buying tools and equipment to plant and create water catching and holding earth structures
  4. Creating a platform for camps and local communities to communicate and learn from one another
  5. Strengthening our organizational capacity so that we can support our camps and add new ones
  6. Providing a hands-on restoration camp experience for thousands of people from all walks of life
 
You can become a supporter in 3 simple steps by using the form on this page. 
 
Step 1: Choose the amount and select if you wish to pay that on a one-time, monthly, or yearly basis.
Step 2: Fill in your name and address.
Step 3: Choose your preferred method of payment: Debit/Credit Card, Paypal or from your bank account (Bank accounts can only be used in the Single European Payment Area).

 

Donations via check can be sent to this address:
Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA Inc
4 Breck Drive
Leetsdale PA 15056

As a THANK YOU, you receive:

An update from the camps each month showing the impact of your contribution, delivered straight to your inbox

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Monthly one hour Q&A sessions with the camp coordinators

discount

15% discount on Restoration Camping Experiences and 25% discount on our online Ecosystem Restoration Design course

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The fulfilment of knowing you are actively supporting the restoration of thousands of hectares of degraded lands

About us

Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA (ERC USA) was established in 2020 to support the implementation of site-based restoration, through both theoretical and applied education on ecosystem restoration design and practices.

ERC USA operates in direct collaboration with Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation (ERF) in the Netherlands. We support restoration activities that are part of the global ecosystem restoration camps movement. This includes connecting volunteers with camps and providing technical, educational and financial support to camps.

 Our activities fully align with the mission of ERC:

  1. To train people in techniques for restoring land and provide practical opportunities for people to practice new approaches to landscape restoration.
  2. To build research, training and innovation centers to engage people in ecosystem restoration.
  3. To manage a flow of volunteers of all ages to restore agricultural and natural ecosystems.
  4. To increase the organic matter, carbon content and water retention capacity of the soil to stimulate large scale carbon sequestration.
  5. To improve the livelihoods of farmers, landowners and local communities around the camps.

Our governance

ERC USA is governed by a Board of Directors who coordinate closely with the global ERC team to identify opportunities to support camps, expand ERC’s work in the United States, and grow the impact of restoration efforts globally. We maintain representation from the REF Supervisory Board as part of the REC USA Board of Directors to ensure continuous communication and transparency.

You can find the 2020 Annual Report of ERC USA here

Our bylaws are available to view here.

Board of Directors
Erin Beasley – United States
Rhamis Kent – United Kingdom
Marieke Karssen – Netherlands
Francois De Keuleneer – Belgium

Staff
Erin Beasley serves as the President of Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA where she oversees all operational and financial activities of the organization. Since 2017, Erin has supported the growth and strategy of Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation in the Netherlands as a member of the Supervisory Board. Erin brings 15 years of non-profit and sustainable development experience to her role with ERC USA including proposal development, grants management and reporting, project design, international policy advocacy and participatory community development.

To learn more about the work of ERC USA, or to discuss partnership opportunities, please contact erc.usa@ecosystemrestorationcamps.org

Contact us:

info@ecosystemrestorationcamps.org

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Joppelaan 77
7215 AD Joppe
The Netherlands

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