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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!

* Put out a change jar at church with a label stating what it is for
* Have a car wash after church
* Have a bake sale after church or in connection with a potluck or church social
* Have a cookie dough sale (freezes great)
* Organize a raffle and ask merchants for donations
* Have a garage sale (lots of work but big bucks)
* "Hire a Teen" auction (church members bid in an auction for having a teen
  for them for 4-8 hours on a weekend)
* Wrap presents at the mall for donations (works best around big holidays)
* Sell boxes of fruit
* Search the Internet for 100s more ideas and products you could sell

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. 


Money is raised based on the hours and the number of children who worked to help make tamales that day. 

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 $350 for the week. That is about $50 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.



Your Name



Visit for more ideas (be sure to check out the pizza coupon fundraiser - it can make a LOT of money very easily).


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