Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser August 13th

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Pleasant Acres is honored to be hosting another exciting camping season in Sussex County, New Jersey. We are finding a lot of families rediscovering life on the farm. We find that a lot of campers are bringing their children or their children’s children to enjoy all of the wonders of country living and nature at it’s finest. Located in North, North Jersey, just miles from the NY-NJ-PA border, Pleasant Acres offers some of the top camping in NJ at the very top of NJ. Of course, every business should give back to their community.

Here at Pleasant Acres, we work with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life- Sussex County in raising money to help find a cure for cancer. Since 2005, we started fundraising in memory of all of those lost to cancer. We are aware that cancer unfortunately touches too many people. Despite this, we know finding a cure is a common cause we can all rally behind. In 2009, we lost our matriarch Jen Denman, who started Pleasant Acres Farm Campground with her husband Elmer, to cancer. She was well loved by everyone here at the campground, calling it her “little piece of heaven.”  Over the past decade we have raised over $80,000 for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to numerous businesses and individuals who have donated time, money, and their talents, our Annual Tricky Tray Fndraiser has been a great success each and every year.

What is a Tricky Tray? Campers, employees and local area businesses donate baskets of goods or free services. Then, campers buy raffle tickets to place in a bag in front of each basket in hopes that their ticket is drawn to win the prize. This link explains it more thoroughly. Our campers always come through and help us find many amazing prizes to help us raise money for the cause.

This year’s Annual Trick Tray Fundraiser will be held on Saturday August 13th, in addition to our weekly activities such as horse-drawn hayrides, baby animal petting, fresh-cooked breakfasts and paint parties!  Check out our activities schedule for more information. This is always a very popular weekend for camping at Pleasant Acres but there are still RV Sites available so reserve your site today!

How can you help?

  • Come camp with us and bid on the many wonderful prizes.
  • Donate a Tray for the Fundraiser. Call our offices at 1-800-722-4166 for details.
  • There are many ways you can through our Team Page, located here: 
    http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/…

Pleasant Acres and the Denman Family would like to thank everyone for their help and support over the past years in helping to fight cancer, especially Mrs. Shirley Keenan, without whom the Tricky Tray would not be the resounding success that it is. We hope that, with everyone’s help, we can see a day where we no longer need to raise money to fight this deadly disease.

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Pleasant Acres Farm Campground

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground