Author: maria

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK

Greetings from Camp Challenge!  This past year was a very good year as we started to recover from the impact covid had on our operations.  We are so much looking forward to 2022 and returning to pre-pandemic camper numbers and facility usage.  In 2021 we had 446 campers and we are thankful.  We also compare that number to 2019 when we had 564 campers.  We have some work to do in order to get back to that number.

The big addition to the camp in 2021 was the outdoor worship center.  It is a simple 60’ X 100’ building but the impact it had on the 2021 camping season was huge.  The outdoor worship center gave us a space to be outside in an uncrowded area and the view from the worship center is amazing.  The outdoor worship center will be a great space for worship and other activities for years to come.

I would also like to let you know about some challenges we are facing.  Because camper numbers are down our registration revenue is also down.  Our facility rental revenue has not returned to 2019 levels either.  Those two things are having a big impact on our operating revenue.  At the same time, we are feeling the effects of increased prices on just about everything we purchase.  Food prices, building material prices, and especially utility prices are all having an impact on our outflow of money.  What we really need are individuals and families that agree that Camp Challenge is a great place to experience God through His creation.  We need those that have experienced growth and have met Jesus at Camp Challenge.  If you consider yourself included in one of those categories I would ask you to financially support the camp on a monthly basis.  We have a “fire circle” opportunity where individuals and families can sign up to donate monthly to the camp.  Your donation of $25, $50, $100, or really any amount, makes a difference to Camp Challenge.  Please go to gocampchallenge.com/give to start giving monthly today!

– Brian

FALL NEWSLETTER IS OUT!

The fall edition of the Camp Challenge e-newsletter, Tales from the Campside, is now available! Click for a recap of 2020 programs, 2021 camp dates, and more!

In this issue:

  • Camp Wishlist
  • Young Adult Camp
  • Program Report
  • East Hill Update
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Camp Champ: Emily Ferrell
  • 2021 Camp Dates
  • From the Director’s Desk

Click here to read all about it!

SUMMER 2020 RECAP!

We have wrapped up our 2020 summer camp season! This year our theme was CHOSEN, based on Ephesians 1:4-6. We marveled at the fact that we are all chosen to be part of God’s family, and we are able to choose Him too! 

Due to the onset of COVID-19, this summer looked much different for us at Camp Challenge. We are so thankful that we were able to host 318 campers at 4 sessions in July. The kids really needed the time away. All praise to Jesus for the lives that were impacted in a positive way for His kingdom at camp!

Sign up for our e-newsletter or follow our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@gocampchallenge) for summer 2021 info and other important announcements!

 

“The thing I liked most about Camp was meeting all the new people and talking about the children that God chose to do good things and knowing that God has chosen us in some way no matter what. And playing octoball, having worship, the AMAZING meals, and swimming in the pool…”

-Araceli, elementary camper

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Bedford, IN 47421
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