Summer Camp Season is in mid-swing, and we are excited about the amazing year we have unfolding! We continue to grow in our summer camp program, averaging a 30% growth every year, from 123 campers in 2013 to 350 in 2017! This is a 185% growth since 2013! What an opportunity God has given us to impact hundreds of kids from the Panhandle and beyond.
Even during our busy camp season, we are thinking ahead to our Annual Fall Banquet at the Gering Civic Center. This banquet serves as an opportunity to thank people for their support throughout the past year, to update them on our ministry, and to raise funds for our operating budget. The 2017 Fall Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm and we are asking for your support in helping us meet our fundraising goals. This fundraiser is vital to us so that we can continue to offer a quality camping experience at an affordable cost.
Tickets for the Banquet are $15 each, with kids under 10 for $7.50. This will include a meal of roast beef, cheesy potatoes, green beans, and salad. There will also be entertainment for the kids during the ministry report part of the evening. Come early with plans to bid on our wonderful silent auction donations!
Most summer camps throughout Nebraska and the surrounding states charge $375 (or more!) for a week of camp. The national average for a week-long of overnight camp is nearly $700! Camp Rock charged $215 (and often less with discounts) this past summer. We maintain the stance that finances should not become a reason not to send a child to camp. There are so many benefits of a Christian summer camp experience in a child’s life.
Please consider helping us in one of the ways listed on the back of this sheet. Someone representing the camp will be calling or stopping by soon to follow up on this letter. Any help you can give to support this local ministry is greatly appreciated.
You can give online at www.camprock.net or send a check payable to Camp Rock with the response card included with this letter.