What is every kid to camp?
Every Kid to Camp is a ministry that sends kids to camp at no expense to their parents (except transportation) and provides financial aid through Camperships to those in need. The ministry goal is that every child in the North Wisconsin District, and beyond, attends a five-day camp before they reach the ninth grade.
What is the purpose?
The purpose of the “Every Kid to Camp” ministry is to help kids build a stronger foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. It’s a unique experience where youth grow in maturity, self-worth, and most importantly, in their relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s a tremendous blessing that every one of our children should experience. It’s about connecting KIDS to CHRIST through CAMP…one kid at a time.
Why is camp so important?
By age 9 (4th grade) most of the moral and spiritual foundations of a child are in place. By age 13 a child’s spiritual identity is largely set. Summer camp is a life-changing experience that will make a difference in the spiritual life of a child - and their family. Lifelong habits, values, and attitudes are formed between the ages of 5 and 12.
Kids who attend summer camp will see life through a different set of eyes…Jesus’ eyes. Kids will not only build relationships with new friends, but more importantly, with Jesus Christ.
The goals of every kid to camp are:
help kids build a strong foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.
help transform kids into spiritual champions.
create memories and change lives of kids through a summer camp experience.
give every child the opportunity to attend a summer camp at Camp Luther at least one time.
send 300 kids to Camp Luther every year at no expense to their parents.
provide Camperships to those in need of financial aid
How can I help send kids to camp? What about matching gifts?
Annual gifts of any size are always welcome to help send kids to summer camp. Multi-year pledges (3-5 years) of any size consistently help build up the Every Kid to Camp annual fund. You can also make a gift that will keep on giving for years to come through the Lee Belmas Every Kid to Camp Endowment Fund. The endowment pays 5% of the balance each year to the annual fund.
How can I learn more about Camp Luther and the “Every Kid to Camp” ministry?
Contact Shelly Karolus for a personal visit. She would be delighted to visit with you and share more information about this special ministry.
Shelly Karolus 1-715-350-9421 firstname.lastname@example.org