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Camp Challenge Board Update – September 2nd, 2023

Dear Friends of Camp Challenge, 

We are writing this special newsletter to address a very important update about Camp. As our past Executive Director and his family were moving out, we had a home inspector from an independent third party evaluate the director house on site. He came across numerous health and safety concerns that demand immediate attention. These issues include a need for major repairs on the new roof, significant water damage, mold, the need for crawl space remediation, electrical work, and grading of the soil near the house. This list creates extensive concern regarding the health and well-being of our director and his young family. These issues are no small matter and currently are preventing Chase and his family from being able to move in and fully transition into their new role. 

We don’t write this letter to scare you, friends, but to let you know of a great need. We estimate that to even begin these repairs, we will need $25,000 to pay for materials, labor, and professional expertise. Our request is twofold. As stated above, we need significant funds to begin this important work. Second, we need labor and expertise to be donated to help offset the cost and time it will take to make the director’s house livable. We will be receiving considerable help on cosmetic repairs from our wonderful friends at Campers on a Mission, and we hope that many others will also contribute to help. 

The board is asking you, our beloved friends, donors, campers, and parents, to consider helping to fulfill this need. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 states, “Dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to respect those who labor among you in the Lord’s work, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work.” Ensuring a safe and welcoming home for the Standefer family is a labor of love that we enthusiastically take on! We are asking big, knowing that God delights in doing big! Whether your help comes in the form of monetary donations or a donation of your time, labor, or expertise, we would be overjoyed to receive it. 

Chase is eager to fully transition into his new role, and his wife and children are eager to settle into the house and make their home there. We cannot wait to see the amazing things that God is going to do through Chase as Executive Director and the ways He provides through you!

Donations by check can be made to Camp Challenge, or you can visit to donate online.

Interested volunteers and groups can reach out to We are asking you to prayerfully consider increasing your regular donations and reaching out to any connections you may have to provide the necessary labor, materials, and expertise to have these repairs done properly. We have included some photos below to show some of the damage, and would be happy to share further details with anyone who would like more information in order to provide a donation. 

Be blessed,

The Camp Challenge Board of Directors