Make your scholarship gift go twice as far!

Great News!

Initial $100,000 goal reached – match amount increased to $125,000!  Thanks to our wonderful donors, we have reached the initial goal of $100,000 ahead of schedule, securing the extra $60,000 for the Endowment. More Good News: Our generous donors have agreed to continue matching any additional funds we receive up to $125,000 so there’s still time to participate and have your donation matched – but only for a short time.  Give before July 23rd to double your impact for bringing kids to camp!

Double Your Donation…and then some! A group of Brookwoods Alumni have challenged the camp family to powerfully impact the lives of campers by making more funds available to campers who need financial assistance—today, and in the future. Every dollar donated to the Scholarship fund between now and July 23rd (the mid-point of camp) will be matched by these alumni with a contribution to the Scholarship Endowment Fund … up to $100,000! And that’s not all! If we succeed in this challenge, another $60,000 will be donated to the Endowment Fund. This is a unique opportunity to turn $100,000 into a $260,000 donation to bring kids to camp. Double my donation Today!

 

Jack Lees, a Brookwoods camper from 1947-1955, who has a heart for sharing the gift of camp, is spearheading this effort. He and a group of his “camp buddies” share a desire to bring as many kids as possible to camp. Jack puts it this way in a letter to the camp family:

 

Former Brookwoods friends, Dick Geney, and Jack Lees (right) on a recent visit to Brookwoods.

“When I think back on what my Brookwoods experience meant to me, and how those years at camp set the course for my life, I realize how important it is to help provide that experience to others.

I can’t think of a better investment in the life of a young man or women than to provide the Christian growth experience at camp. The cost of attending camp is a small investment for the life skills, spiritual development, life long friendships and peer support gained during time at camp. When you look further and realize the expansion of that investment over generations, it really blows your mind to the lasting impact. My wife, Linda, and I have been privileged to send our two daughters to camp and now are witnessing the attendance of our four grandchildren. That is a 6 to 1 investment in development in our family alone. Do you know of any other opportunity that has such a high rate of return?

Jack Lees (left) and Peter Bennett, life long friendship started at Brookwoods, and continues through today; despite the differences in the size of their catch!

The past 60 years of my life were successful in part because of my time at Brookwoods. Linda and I are grateful we’ve had the ability to provide that experience to others by giving to the Scholarship Endowment Fund and that these contributions will provide growth experiences for the next generation of campers. I want to encourage you to join us through your gifts to this important fund.”

– Jack Lees

Brookwoods Camper (1947-1955)

Camp Parent (1978-1981)

Camp Grandparent (2016-present)

 

In 2016, over $200,000 was gifted to 200 campers who could not have attended otherwise. We anticipate even greater requests in 2017 for campers who need financial assistance to attend Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost.

 

The Scholarship program is beneficial to all campers because it not only provides a way for kids who need financial assistance to attend, but it also enhances the camp experience for the entire community by bringing children together from different and diverse backgrounds. This broadens the outreach and impact of the ministry as more campers are introduced to a gospel-centered community where lives are transformed for Christ and His kingdom.

 

The Scholarship program is funded by two sources: funds that are designated on an annual basis for that camping season and the Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides annual earnings from this invested fund. Contributions to this fund will benefit both current and future generations of campers.

 

Click here to Double your Donation to bring kids to camp now, and for generations to come.