Witches On the Water is delighted to announce that our 2024 beneficiary is Dream Day on Cape Cod!"

For 31 years, Dream Day on Cape Cod has committed to bringing respite to children with serious and/or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Located in Brewster on a 31-acre site bordering Nickerson State Park, Dream Day has supported countless families in taking a break from the constant cycle of hospital and doctor visits, as well as continuous care, allowing them to reconnect with each other and with those who empathize with their experiences at Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe.

Each summer they operate eight sessions of family camp – bringing families together for a week of fun, family, and recess. Their hope is that families have the chance to create loving, lasting memories that transcend illness and struggle. Dream Day on Cape Cod provides housing, meals and activities, etc., all at no cost to these families.

Witches On the Water.org is incredibly proud to focus our fundraising efforts on this long-standing organization in 2024!

Visit here to learn more about this organization. https://dreamdayoncapecod.org/

Witches On The Water Cape Cod

The Basics

  • Dress like a witch (or whatever magical and mystical creature you identify with)
  • Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
    (or Kayaks or other self-powered aquatic vehicle)
  • Raise money for local charities!

Registration for our 2024 event will open in late August.

All paddlers for our events must wear a life saving vest and a leash. No exceptions.

What We Do

Witches On the Water, Inc. is about stepping up and providing help where it is necessary in our Cape Cod community. Every year Witches On the Water, Inc. chooses a different local non-profit organization as the recipient of our fundraising efforts for that year. Our main event is an annual Witches Paddle held every fall to highlight the chosen non-profit. Even though we are serious about our mission, we believe life should be fun and our definition of fun always includes paddleboards and witch costumes!

Our Story

Our story is simple, much like our philosophy; help when and where we can, and keep it fun. Once upon a time, in the fall of 2019, Jo-Ellen Erickson and Susan Price decided to don witch costumes and go for a paddle on Town Cove in Orleans just for the heck of it. They invited friends to join and, on a gorgeous, sunny day in early October of 2019, no less than 14 paddle boarders arrived in full witch regalia to bring cheer to all who witnessed. Word got out and the spectators arrived with cameras and recorders. The story spread and people began asking “How can I join you next year?” “What are you raising money for?” The curiosity, attention and response from the community was overwhelming! The two friends spoke and it was clear, they could use this excitement to make a difference while doing something creative and fun. “We must use our power for good” they cried!

And thus began the ripple that led to a wave that is spreading throughout the entire Cape Cod community.

Our Mission

We believe that in order to create change in the world one must start locally. We intend to support one local non-profit organization on Cape Cod each year. The chosen organization must support Cape Cod society and/or environment. We are working towards holding a yearly major fundraising paddling event in multiple harbors and waterways all over the Cape on the same day. We fully intend to be a household name and envision that this event will be greatly anticipated by the public every year. We strive for repeat contributors and a growing number of volunteers in order to maintain positive growth and adaptation to an ever-changing community. Witches On the Water, Inc. aspires to own the reputation of being an effective and trusted resource committed to the people of Cape Cod. We are about the magic of power and love that a determined group of women can summon when there is a need.

How We Choose our Recipients

Every year, each board member of Witches On the Water, Inc. nominates a Cape Cod non-profit organization which they would like to support. After all the charitable organizations have been presented, the nominations are placed into a cauldron and a nonbiased human draws the recipient. Shazam! The chosen organization becomes the beneficiary of that year’s fundraising, anchored by our annual paddling event. We collaborate with the chosen recipient throughout the year to enhance the visibility of their cause and Witches On the Water, Inc.

Would you like to be considered for our cauldron? Click here to submit your entry:

Beneficiary Application

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