Sounds like no one is going to talk you out of buying your board members a gift, so I thought I'd share with you some of the more appreciated gifts I've received as a member of a bank board and as a member of a development committee. My favorite was a boxed selection of gorgeous gift wraps, ribbons, bows, and gift tags given at Thanksgiving in thanks "for my help all year", and because I am such a "giving person", ...gift wrapping of a higher quality than I might have bought myself. It was such a thoughtful gift, elegant and practical.
Another memorable gift was a gift basket of tinned chocolates with pretty candy dishes. (I use the beautiful gift basket when I do Trade Shows to display my handouts, and the coordinating candy dishes hold my business cards at my display booth.)
One of my clients had a beautiful pastel sketch done of their Victorian museum building and gardens; and had prints made and matted and framed for each Board Member. You could do something similar with a sketch of the camp. That was a classy corporate gift.
I love a BOOK as a business gift. There are many excellent books written especially for nonprofit Board directors. Tony's book "Unlocking the Vault" would make a great gift for members of a new Board, especially if you personalized each one with a note inside and got Tony to autograph the books!
Gift cards, if carefully chosen, can be very appreciated gifts. One of my clients gave me a gift card to my favorite garden nursery. It showed how well he knows me, always flattering. If you know each board member well, and choose a gift card that speaks directly to each one as a person, it would be fun to have them open their gift cards at the meeting as a way of learning more about each other.
Every year I give each of my clients a cookbook that I compile for my church as a part of a dated series of annual collectible cookbooks. (I've written 8 cookbooks as my fundraising gift for my church.) Although I doubt that half of my clients ever have time to cook, the cookbooks are still fun to read as they always feature old family heirloom recipes, photos of my grandkids in the kitchen, and little anecdotes. That gift works because it is something I created, and so very personal, and my friendships with my clients extend back years.
My ideas anyway, for what they're worth...