Keep the Campfires Burning
In 2020 the light from the fire may not have been as big, but the mission of Camp Victory is still burning brightly and having an incredible impact. God has always provided for camp and we know that He will for years to come, but we need your help to “Keep the Campfires Burning” as we move into 2021.
2019 was a very strong economic year for Camp Victory. We ended the year with over $250,000 in savings. God made it possible because He knew we would need that to pull through this very difficult fiscal year created by the pandemic.
Though we were able to offer Day Camp this summer and host several smaller fall retreats, we have lost serious income. Adjustments have been made to staff, utilities, facilities, and overall spending, but our fixed costs remain.
We need your help raising $150,000 by year end. This will allow us to maintain operations without borrowing against our line of credit. Some of our very generous donors helped us raise almost $40,000 of this goal during our Applause event this fall, but that still leaves us with $110,000 to go. We believe that any donation, whether small or big, will be used by God to further this ministry.
Please consider feeding the flame to help keep Camp Victory’s fires burning long into the future.
A few things that your donation helps with:
Sponsoring our Interns: $250/week/intern
Just before our Summer 2020 season we lost four of our full-time staff here at Camp Victory, but this fall our 7 interns have stepped up to the plate to keep camp running. A few things that they have been doing are: managing the Fall School Care Program, hosting retreat groups, running activities, doing maintenance work, coordinating fall and winter events, marketing/advertising, and planning for the summer 2021 season. We wouldn’t be able to run camp this fall without these awesome people who have taken everything in stride and stepped into the many roles that needed to be filled.
Electrical Bill: $3,500/month
Camp Victory uses electricity to run our facilities and make our guests feel at home. We take many measures to ensure that we save electricity each and every week, but we still need it to manage our camp properly. Donations from people like you help cover this monthly expense and keep our facilities open all year long.
Garbage Removal: $600/month
While serving our guests and running our programs, a lot of garbage and recycling gets produced. In order to keep our trash and recycling from getting left all over our beautiful camp property, we pay a company to empty our dumpsters on a regular basis.
Our internet and telephone services allow us to keep in contact with the people we serve here at camp, as well as recruit new campers and staff each year. We are especially relying on the web these days as we cannot often advertise for camp in person due to COVID-19.
Auto Insurance: $250/month
Camp Victory has a few company vehicles that we use to transport campers to and from camp, not only for Day Camp in the summer, but also in the fall this year. It is an awesome resource for parents who need to work during drop-off and pick-up times!
3 ways to donate:
- Camp Victory Website – see below for options
- GoFundMe- (insert link)
- Mail or deliver a check- 58212 403rd Ave, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991