Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Ideas

Don’t have enough funds for camp? Here are some possible ways you can raise some funds – either individually or with a group of kids who want to go to camp.

Start early!

Some fundraisers churches do for camp:

* Put out a change jar at church
* Have a car wash at church
* Have a bake sale after church
* Cookie dough sales
* Organize a raffle and ask merchants for donations
* Have a garage sale
* “Hire a Teen” auction (church members bid in an auction for a service a teen provides)

Check out this free e-book Successful Fundraising Ideas (click here to download the PDF file).

Here are some of the fundraising activities in local churches…


Each child asked for sponsors and earned money toward camp.

Car Wash:

Kids working the car wash receive funds by dividing the hours and the number of children who worked the car wash.

Send a Kid to Camp Program:

We have a few members who pledge to send a kid to camp. They give $5 each week (52 x $5 = $260).

Window Washing:

A member washes windows and donates the funds for kids to go to camp.

One of the easiest ways of raising funds for summer camp is by sending a letter to your relatives and friends of the family.

Below is a sample letter. Of course you will want to personalize your letter and write it from your heart. Include a stamped return envelope.

Dear ___________________________________ :


I have the opportunity to go to a really great summer camp this year in Central Illinois. I would really like to go. It has things like soccer, challenge course, softball and paintball that I would really like to try out.


But what is really important is that every day we have chapel services where we learn more about God, and the counselors help us to study the Bible and improve our prayer life. When I went to camp last year I came away closer to God than I have ever been before. I know that camp makes me a better person. I also made really great friends there that I would love to see again.


If you want to read more about Heartland SEP that I want to attend, you can look at the website at


The tuition is only $365 for the week. That is about $53 for each day. If you could sponsor me for a day of camp or even a half a day I would be so happy. I’ve included a return envelope if you want to use it. You can make checks out to Heartland SEP or to me.


Thanks for always being there for me.



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