The Charles M. Bayer Campership Program


Each year, Camp Stella Maris sends hundreds of kids to camp through the Charles M. Bayer Campership Program. The Campership Program provides need-based scholarships for resident, day, and family camp programs.  Campership awards are extended to families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to send their children to camp.  Our goal is to ensure that all children are able to experience the loving and magical environment of Camp Stella Maris. Camp Stella Maris awards more than $150,000 to campers-in-need annually.


$325 provides a child with a week of Summer Day Camp
$830 provides a youth with a week of Summer Overnight Camp
$1,250 provides a teen with a Leadership Camp opportunity


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Stella 5K and Kids Fun Run

Please join us on Saturday April 27, 2024 for the Stella 5K and Kids Fun Run at the Stewart Lodge at Mendon Ponds Park in Honeoye Falls, NY! The run is being brought to you by Camp Stella Maris in Livonia, NY and proceeds from the event are being used to provide full and partial scholarships for campers as part of the Campership program. Please note: This course is entirely on TRAILS. No strollers, dogs, or headphones allowed for safety.
For more information or to sign up check out the race website 

We are also looking for sponsors for the event. Sponsors names/logos will be printed on t-shirts, listed on our webpage, and highlighted at the event.  Camp Stella Maris is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation may be tax deductible (Tax ID # 16-0743941). If you are interested in becoming a part of this great event by becoming a sponsor, please click here

2024 CSM Alumni Erie Canal Ride For Camperships

Make a Donation, Sponsor a Leg, or Ride a Leg with the Team this July to Help Send 20+ Children to Camp Stella Maris

Led by legendary alum Scott Saunders, a merry band of alumni, their families, and other friends of Camp Stella Maris will ride 360 miles from Buffalo to Albany on the Erie Canal Trail to raise funds for Camperships.

Slated for July 6-12, the goal of this ride is to raise $15,000 to provide a week on our beloved Conesus Lake for 20+ children who otherwise would not be able to attend.

The following contributions are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE

  • Sponsoring through a one-time donation.
  • Buy a ticket to sponsor one or more legs/days.

Link to Donate or Sponsor a Leg

Register to Ride with the Team

Who is Riding and Lodging Document

Detailed Ride Itinerary

Notes on the Ride

Scott’s story

Sponsors are encouraged to dedicate their donations to individuals or groups, all of whom will be acknowledged on the various social media platforms of the CSM Alumni Association.

Giving Levels Include:
Cross & Star: $500+
Open Ball Field: $250
Diver: $200
Rafter: $100 
Slider: $50 

Route summary (old Erie Canal trail segment length):
Friday overnight 7/5 at Buffalo
Leg 1: 49 miles Saturday 7/6 to Medina
Leg 2: 58 miles Sunday 7/7 to Fairport
Leg 3: 54 miles Monday 7/8 to Weedsport
Leg 4: 49 miles Tuesday 7/9 to Canastota
Leg 6: 54 miles Wednesday 7/10 to Herkimer
Leg 7: 49 miles Thursday 7/11 to Amsterdam
Leg 8: 47 miles Friday 7/12 to Albany

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CSM Wish List

As our dreams and programs grow, our needs of office materials, maintenance supplies and program equipment grows larger and larger. We have listed some of the things needed to make our wishes come true. Your donations- used or new, can grant a wish. Please remember any and all contributions are tax deductible. Click here to see our wish list.

3rd Annual Car & Truck Show

Please join us on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at Pinnacle Athletic in Victor, NY for the 3rd Annual Car & Truck Show. This family-friendly event brings vehicles in from all over Western New York. Awards for Top 30, Best in Show, Best Car, Best Truck, Best Veteran Owned, Best Female Owned, and Camper’s Choice. The event also includes a huge silent auction and basket raffle all to help raise funds to send kids to Camp. Admission is free for spectators. For more information and to register a vehicle click HERE.

How to Give

Donate – Click HERE to use our donation form and pay via credit card. When you checkout use “pay with debit or credit card”. Use this method to donate to a specific fund including Ollie’s Treehouse.

PayPal Giving Fund – Click HERE to donate any amount through PayPal Giving. Camp is not charged any processing fees when you use this option, but you need to have a PayPal account.

Venmo – Find us on Venmo at @CampStella-Maris, this option also saves us processing fees!

Courtyard Brick – Click HERE to use our donation form to purchase a brick in our Riedman Courtyard. Select “pay with debit or credit card” if you don’t have PayPal when you checkout.


Donation Form

Camp Stella Maris is a registered 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

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4395 East Lake Road
Livonia, NY 14487
Camp Stella Maris of Livonia, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 16-0743941

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