Christ-Centered Since 1953
Donated So Far
- We have reached 5%
of our end-of-year goal!
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2020 Annual Appeal Letter
Dear Friend and Supporter,
Fireside singing, camping out under the stars, late-night activities and pie-eating contests in the dining hall … for those of us who attended summer camp as a child, we know memories like these can last a lifetime. Every summer, our prayer at Mt. Gilead is that many of our campers will remember what it was like to be encouraged by a counselor, affirmed by an activity instructor, or prayed over by fellow cabinmates. A young girl’s time at a Christian summer camp can be powerful. It is a time of independence, self-reflection, and time spent with God away from typical pressures and distractions. For many girls, especially today, a week or more at Mt. Gilead is a time of safety and acceptance. What an opportunity for a young girl to leave social media at home and join other like-minded peers and staff for a summer focused on meaningful conversations, friendships, and laughter! A Christ-centered summer camp is a ministry, and as a ministry, we could not be more honored that God has called our camping ministry to mentor and encourage hundreds of young girls every year.
As we close-out our 68th year in the midst of a global pandemic, we are asking our friends and family to help support the ongoing ministry here at Mt. Gilead Camp. Our mission is to offer an affordable week at camp that strengthens and encourages young girls in their walk with God. In 2021, we hope to once again grow our scholarship program while facing increased annual operating costs and required year-round facility maintenance.
All donations to Mt. Gilead Camp are tax-deductible and can be made using the donate button lower on this page. Thank you for your support toward such important work in this generation of young women!
Adam Todd, Executive Director
Our Current Needs
Mt. Gilead is a 501c3 non-profit organization and we rely on donations from supporters like you to help keep our summer camp tuition as affordable as possible while covering our annual operating budget, utility bills, property taxes, facility maintenance as well as our growing scholarship program.
COVID-19 Financial Loss: This year Mt. Gilead lost over $100,000 in annual income (due to canceled summer camp and retreat groups) which would annually go towards the items listed above. Any donation made towards our December Annual Appeal will help lessen the burden on our non-profit as we enter into 2021. We have set a goal on 20K, and are praying we will surpass that.
Mt. Gilead Camp
We're A Non-Profit
Studies show the impact summer camp can have in a young person’s life today has never been more desperately needed. Many teens today know they are addicted to their phones and social media, but lack the skills or opportunities to break their habits. This new cultural development is creating the most connected, yet loneliest generation we have ever seen in the United States. Many girls today live in constant comparison to one another, never feeling adequate or worth their true value. A week or more at Mt. Gilead Camp is an opportunity to leave the phone and media at home, make new, genuine friends, and meet God right in the middle of His creation. Girls leave Mt. Gilead knowing that they are wonderfully made and that their true value comes from God, and is in God alone. Our mission of keeping our camper tuition as low as possible every summer comes at a cost and we rely on support from churches, families, alumni, and friends like yourself to keep this “camper first” mission a reality.
The ultimate goal of Mt. Gilead Camp is to come alongside parents and churches to assist with teaching core values that young women must learn in order to make wise, biblically-centered decisions as they grow up in today’s culture. We put this mission first in everything we do, from staff hiring to staff training, to how we design our activities and bible study times at camp. A week at camp can change a life forever, that’s why Mt. Gilead offers scholarships to girls who could not otherwise afford a week at camp.
Our Dedicated Staff & Mission
Out of 75+ employment applications a year, Mt. Gilead will hire 5 – 10 new staff members. Our smaller size and high employee/volunteer return rate leads to a unified staff that breaks our young campers’ perceptions of how people compare, judge and sometimes pressure each other on a daily basis. A week at Mt. Gilead is a week of acceptance, love, and ultimately, growth.
Please Consider Monthly Giving
Please pray and consider investing monthly into the lives of all those who will be touched by the ministry of Mt. Gilead this coming year. By giving monthly in 2021, you will be a vital, on-going part of God’s plan for the future of this dedicated ministry and the individuals who attend our programming.
Regular monthly donations reduce administrative time and costs, allowing your generous gifts to go even further, and enabling us to budget for repairs and maintenance. Please consider becoming a monthly supporter, no matter the size of the gift.
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