Give the Gift of Camp

Deer Run Family,

Every summer, kids from all walks of life come through the gates of Camp Deer Run to spend a week or two in the refuge of the piney woods, away from the burdens and bruises of the world. In just a week or two, lives change, faith grows, friendships blossom, and the world fades. In just a week or two, silly becomes cool, messy becomes fun, and Christ becomes real. After just a week or two, campers walk out the gates and back into the world changed.

I am writing to ask you to help Camp Deer Run offer that experience to as many children as possible.

This holiday season, we have the opportunity to give that gift to even more children. Give the gift of fun. Give the gift of simplicity. Give the gift of tradition. Give the gift of life-long relationships. Give the gift of changed lives. Give the gift of Jesus. Give the gift of camp.

In January, registration will open for the summer of 2018. Hundreds of campers will be signed up in minutes. Between that day and the start of summer, hundreds of children will be placed on the waiting list. Dozens of kids won’t get their week or two – kids who need Christ, kids that long for a refuge from the world, kids that we could be serving. If we act now to ensure that we have all the means necessary, we can make sure that more children get their chance to experience God at Camp Deer Run.

For several years now, God has blessed Camp Deer Run with continual growth and surging popularity. Every year more campers register and every year more are told that there is no room for them. We believe that God is calling us to take the necessary steps to give more children the opportunity to experience the truth of Christ in the powerful and unique way that Camp Deer Run offers.

I am excited to announce that we plan to build one new boys and one new girls cabin before the summer of 2018. This will enable us to fit a total of 200 campers per session this upcoming summer. We need your help to make it possible.

As construction must begin soon in order to be completed by summer, we have an urgent need to fund the project. We need to move quickly to achieve this goal with the best results.

Would you please consider making a donation to allow more campers to experience God through Camp Deer Run?

Our goal is to raise $60,000 by December 31, 2017.

I am humbled by the way that God continues to use Camp Deer Run as an instrument of His kingdom, and I am excited for what the future holds. Your gift ensures that many more children can simply experience God at camp. Thank you for helping us to share this awesome place and our awesome God to even more campers for generations to come. Your gift will truly change lives.

In Him,

Ty Ford

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