Vezie Fund

mannyvezieFor more than 80 years, many campers and staff have benefited from their time at Gold Arrow Camp. For many of us, our summer just wouldn’t be complete without sweatshirts that smell of campfire smoke and the Sierra sunset over Huntington Lake. We owe a big thanks to GAC’s founder, Manny Vezie, for all of our wonderful camp memories.

In honor of Manny, and to celebrate the many years of fun and friendship we owe to his legacy, we have established the Manny Vezie Memorial Fund. The Fund is administered by the Max and Marion Caldwell Foundation, whose aim is to provide camp opportunities for deserving youth. The foundation was established in honor of the founders of Kennolyn Camps, Max and Marion Caldwell, and sends deserving campers to Kennolyn, Gold Arrow, and other California camps. Any donation made to the fund is tax deductible and will help send a child to summer camp. For more information about the Foundation, visit their website at

To make a donation, please make your check payable to the “MMCF” and mail it to the GAC office at 1040 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612. Please put “Manny Vezie Memorial Fund” in the memo on your check. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation with the Foundation’s tax I.D. number. Any donation amount will help send a child to camp who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial reasons and will honor the memory of Manny Vezie. All donors will be recognized in our newsletter.