Camps Online Giving

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 the opportunity to give a one time gift or set up a recurring donation. For more information, contact Rob Watson 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 campers at all three programs, the Sewanee ecology intern program, the James Avery speaker series at Camp Capers, and the Family Camp Discipleship Program at Mustang Island Conference Center.

Each year 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.

The Bishop's Golf Classic: November 1, 2019

Spend a day on the green for a good cause! The annual Bishop's Golf Classic raises funds for the Camps Scholarship Fund. Our diocesan camp programs seek to create safe spaces for children, youth, and adults to experience the love of God, then return to their home communities equipped and inspired to share Christ's love with the world. Click here for the flyer. Online registration will open on August 5, 2019.

Camp Sunday: January 5, 2020

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.

The Big Give SA: March 26, 2020

The Camps & Conferences Department is participating in a 24-hour day of online giving called "The Big Give SA," on Thursday, March 26, 2020. All donations raised through The Big Give SA benefit the Camps Scholarship Fund, providing scholarship support so that financial need never prevents a child or family from attending our camping programs. 

One of the most important ways we build the future of our church is to provide youth and children in our diocese with summer camp experiences. We invite you to consider donating during the Big Give and to share the impact camps have had on you and your family through your social media accounts.

 

Camp Capers Capital Campaign

Since 2015, the Camp Capers Capital Campaign has constructed a new Activities Building and Dining Hall & Kitchen to accommodate the expanding Summer Camp sessions as well as adult groups throughout the year. Currently funds are being raised to complete a new summer cabin. For more information, contact Rob Watson (rob.watson@dwtx.org).

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, and a gorgeous open-air, outdoor chapel overlooking the beach and the dunes. For more information about this ongoing endeavor, contact Rob Watson