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
* 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
for them for 4-8 hours on a weekend)
* Wrap presents at the mall for donations (works best around big
* 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).
are some of the fundraising activities in local churches...
Each child asked for sponsors and earned
money toward camp.
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).
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.
for more ideas (be sure to check out the pizza coupon fundraiser - it
can make a LOT of money very easily).