It’s hard to believe that we will soon be celebrating the arrival of 2016, and with it our 20th anniversary of camping ministry.
As I sit and think over all that God has done during the past 20 years, I am overwhelmed, and I am thankful.
I am overwhelmed at the thousands of churches, organizations and community groups who have come through our gates...
I am overwhelmed at the countless stories of children and teens living in poverty who were given the opportunity to attend camp and, there, experienced a life-changing encounter with God...
And I am overwhelmed at the amazing church and community leaders, the world-changers, who have come out of our IMPACT Leadership Training Program.
It is these things that make me thankful. Thankful to God-- who takes our “little” and makes much more of it than we could ever ask or even imagine...
And thankful for you, our partners.
Thankful for you, who have helped us share the love of Jesus with over 400 children and youth throughout our 10 camp sessions this past year, joyfully giving of your time through volunteering.
Thankful for you, who have helped us grow to a greater level of excellence throughout all areas of our ministry in 2015, through giving so freely of your talents-- sharing your words, music, your bow-and-arrow and building skills, your business and financial expertise, and wisdom.
And thankful for you, who have given of your treasures so generously and sacrificially-- writing checks that opened the door of opportunity, granting scholarships to 100 deserving children and youth this past year alone.
It is through you, our partners, that we are able to continue on in this good work: positively impacting individuals from all walks of life through camp programming, leadership training and providing year-round facilities for recreation, community and spiritual growth.
Galatians 6:9 encourages us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”. Friends, what we have experienced over the past year is just the beginning of the harvest. More than ever we are convinced of the incredible impact of camping ministry. Camp provides more than just unforgettable childhood memories, lifelong friendships and life skills* (although these are imerative!). God is working through the context of camp to reach the hearts of the next generation.
We invite you to stand with us in 2016 to see this good work continue. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in preparation for our 20th year of ministry. These funds will accomplish the following:
• Provide scholarships to 100 children and youth throughout our camp and leadership programs in 2016
• Fund several greatly-needed repairs, as well as cosmetic updates to Cabin B
Every dollar makes a difference. After praying about how God would have you invest in His work here at Camp Gideon, visit our giving page to donate electronically and learn more about how your gift is making a direct impact.
Check donations can be mailed to:
3545 Walden Lane
Thank you for your contribution! We look forward to standing with you in 2016 to impact life, community and culture.
CEO / Director