As a Methodist camp, we are big on connection. We believe our ministry is an extension of the ministries our congregational friends are providing every day. We also know that as a church family, it is our responsibility to reach out to those outside our walls, invite them in, and be there for them in times of need.
One of the ways we do that is through our Campership Fund. Each year, we give out $75,000 in scholarships so that kids who want to experience fun, new friends and the love of God have the opportunity to do so. Without financial assistance, 16% of our campers would not be able to attend this life-changing week of ministry, and we don’t believe any child should be withheld from this experience because of their family’s lack of ability to pay.
So we reach out. To our churches, our friends, our beloved Methodist groups, and ask for their help in making sure this ministry is open to all. This summer, we reached our full $75,000 funding goal for the first time. Ever.
We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. We particularly want to thank the churches and groups that supported our Campership Campaign. Shout out to:
Bethesda Methodist Church
Bolivar First United Methodist Church
Collierville United Methodist Church, New Beginnings Sunday School
Covenant United Methodist Women
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Germantown United Methodist Church
Grace United Methodist Women
Lone Oak United Methodist Church
Medina First United Methodist Church
Memphis Conference United Methodist Women
Middleton United Methodist Women
Northside United Methodist Church, Searchers Sunday School
Paris First United Methodist Church
Seminary Methodist Church
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
Trenton First United Methodist Church
Trimble First United Methodist Church
As you and your church are planning out your calendar of activities for the next year, please consider observing Lakeshore Campership Sunday on June 10, 2018, or any day of your choosing, by making a donation to the Campership Fund. Individuals who want to help us get started on next summer’s camperships may make a donation here.