Camps Online Giving

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The 2018 Bishop's Golf Classic will take place Friday, November 2nd at the Republic Golf Club (4226 Southeast Military Drive; San Antonio, TX 78222). Entry fees are $150/player with multiple Sponsorship Levels for individuals, churches, groups, or businesses. All proceeds benefit the Camps Scholarship Fund. 

To sign up as a sponsor, individual player, or team:

Tournament Questions? Contact Co-Chair, Clay Michel by phone, (832) 265-3491, or by email, jcmichel737@yahoo.com.  

Tournament Schedule - Friday, November 2nd:
10:30 AM - Check In, Driving Range opens, Boxed lunches available for pick up
12:00 PM - Shotgun Start
   5:00 PM - Awards Reception and Dinner

Each year there are many ways to help support Camps and Conferences financially. Each of our current projects are described below. When you click the green "Donate" button, the donation page will ask you to choose from these projects, or designate your funds to be used "where most needed". Individuals have to opportunity to give a one time gift, or set up a recurring donation. For more information, contact Laura K McGrew at (210/888) 824-5387.

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Annual Campaign

The Camps Annual Campaign is not an endowment, but an expendable annual fund that will help provide for needs not funded through the regular diocesan budget. Since its origins in 2008 the fund has expanded into a recurring campaign that supports scholarships for all three camping programs, the Sewanee intern program, the James Avery speaker series at Camp Capers, the Family Camp Discipleship Program at the Mustang Island Conference Center, and camp site improvements. 1/3 of all campers are only able to attend camp programming with the assistance of a partial or full scholarship. The Camps & Conferences Department believes that no child should miss out on a camp experience because of financial limitations, and our staff are continually humbled and grateful for the faithful support of this diocese and our camp community.

Camp Sunday

Camp Sunday is an annual dedicated offering that helps raise scholarship funds for children, youth, and families, via the Camps Annual Campaign. Congregations and the diocese work together to help provide a camping experience for families who cannot afford summer camp fees and for children who are a part of St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Good Samaritan Community Services, and other local nonprofit agencies. Congregations are encouraged to forward the plate offering on Camp Sunday to the Scholarship Fund, and to promote awareness of the abundant opportunities to get involved in our thriving camping ministries. While this date is specified for church celebrations, there is no time limit for giving via the portal. For more information and material to help celebrate Camp Sunday, click here.

 

Camp Capers Capital Campaign

Construction of the Master Plan at Camp Capers began in 2012. The old Steves Hall was demolished, then replaced by two new lodges and a central meeting area: the 'new' Steves Hall. The lodges have a combined twenty gorgeously outfitted bedrooms, each with a private entrance, bathroom, two queen beds, a desk, and linen service during retreat season. A small circle drive with handicap parking was added for access to these new buildings. The healthcare and welcome centers were also completely remodeled to better fit their functions.

During 2015, plans were set in motion to demolish the outdated and outgrown Activities Building and build a new Activities Building to accommodate the expanding Summer Camp sessions as well as adult groups throughout the year. Currently, the capital campaign is completing the master plan with a new Dining Hall and Kitchen that will comfortably serve up to 300 guests and allow our chef to create delicious and nutritious dishes for any and all dietary requirements.

Mustang Island Capital Campaign

Plans are underway to raise funds for a brand new Welcome Center, which would add two offices and a second elevator to the premises. For more information about this ongoing endeavor, contact Rob Watson

 

Amphitheater

In January 2013, the Camp Capers Amphitheater in Memory of Will Stocker was completed. Used by retreats, conferences, Summer Camp, and enjoyed by all, the amphitheater provides another beautiful location for reflection and worship with the sights and sounds of the Guadalupe River in the background. Please consider making a donation to the Amphitheater fund to help provide the remaining amount of funding needed for this project. For pictures and more information, click here.