Giving & Serving
Every year, literally hundreds of volunteers staff our camps and retreats. All of our volunteers are carefully screened to ensure the safety of our campers and the quality of our programs. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Camp, click here.
In an effort to make Camp's programs affordable and available to everyone, camper fees cover only about 60% of the cost of operations. The balance is funded by the voluntary donations of individuals and churches. Here are some specific ways you can be financially involved in this life-giving and life-changing ministry:
Year-End Capital Campaign
Year-end giving accounts for almost half of the funding for Camp's operations account. Our "500 Club" is a growing group of individuals that give at the end of each year to sustain the Camp's general fund.
Special Project Capital Campaigns
From time to time we request financial assistance toward a specific project. Previous capital projects have included the Chapel construction, staff cabins, a new cistern, electrical system upgrades, the rock wall, Summit Lodge, Northwoods Lodge, Canyon Lodge, and the dining room expansion.
Staff Scholarship Fund
Every year at the end of the summer we try to give monetary help to college-aged staff members who have served for three weeks or more to help with college expenses. Staff Scholarships are funded solely by the contributions of individuals and churches who want to see quality young people serving our campers.
When we are asked for help with registration fees, we attempt to ascertain the need and encourage each one to contribute as much as they are able, yet we try to make sure no one stays away from Camp simply because they can't afford to be here. Each year we receive requests for over $90,000 in assistance.
Year-Round Staff Support
Our staff are paid a monthly salary equal to about 60% of their actual needs. They are asked to raise support to cover the balance of their income.
Would you prayerfully consider being a part of the team that covers these costs? For your convenience we can assist donors through the Automatic Contribution Program. For Colorado residents, there is added incentive to donate to Camp Elim.
Child Care Contribution Credit
Your gift is fully tax-deductible!
Colorado residents: Your gift received by December 31st qualifies for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Credit. Every $100 you give to Camp may reduce your Colorado income tax bill in future years by $50!
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