Blessings for Bountiful Fundraising Campaign: April 10 – May 21, 2021

Dear Supporter,

Camp Bountiful has been a blessing to each of us over the years. We know many hearts ache for the fellowship we experience at CB. We will be together again, but for now, we must hold on to our memories.

The Board of Directors is coming to YOU asking you to consider a donation to Camp Bountiful.  In these unusual times, this could be the campgrounds’ second year to have no income for operating expenses.  Even though there are no summer camps, spring retreats, or reunion, we must still maintain our beautiful grounds, pay utilities, insurance and pay our invaluable staff. During these times we have been able to complete specific projects that we were able to take on due to project restricted funds and we are thankful for those gifts.

We have very exciting news and more information to share regarding our fundraising campaign, “Blessings for Bountiful” and how you can respond.  Please read below. YOU can help Camp Bountiful to replenish their operating funds.

With love and thankfulness,

The Camp Bountiful Board of Directors

Share your bountiful blessings with Camp Bountiful!

Our goal is $40,000 AND we are excited to tell you that we have received $20,000 in pledges to use as matching funds; example, your donation of $150 becomes $300.  The campaign will run from April 10 through May 21, 2021, but of course, we accept donations anytime.

We offer several ways for you to give – 
  • visit our DONATE page to donate with your credit card or PayPal. You can also set-up automatic monthly donations through the website.
  • through Venmo on your phone app  – Camp Bountiful Blessings @Camp_Bountiful,
  • mail a check payable to Camp Bountiful, 4861 Limerick Road, Jackson, OH  45640, with “fundraiser” in the memo line,
  • donate through your offering envelope, mark it “CB Fundraiser” and give to your congregational Finance Officer.
Amazing news!
Donations will be doubled up to a maximum of $20,000.  
  • give $10/mo & set up recurring & it becomes $240
  • give $150 & CB receives $300
  • dig deep and give $500 & CB receives $1000
We thank the 5 very generous families who donated a total of $20,000 to allow us to match your donation.

2021 Camp Bountiful Camps

After consultation with several people, including the CB Board chair,
former camp directors and others, Candy and I have come to the decision
that we will cancel all Community of Christ summer camps for 2021.

The decision was not made lightly, but a combination of issues,
including distancing, ventilation of sleeping quarters, sanitation
requirements, dining concerns, safety with programs, availability of
directors and staff, medical personnel, and other factors as identified
by the American Camping Association and Center for Disease Control made
cancellation the safest choice at this time. Decisions regarding fall
retreats will be made sometime during the summer.

We expect a decision on Spec to be made in May.

We realize the graduating seniors from 2020 and 2021 will have missed
their last opportunity to participate in Sr Hi camp. We hope to find a
way for a gathering for them once it is safe to meet again.

Blessings,

Vern Foster, WOMCP

The Season of Giving

Please consider Camp Bountiful during this year’s Season of Giving! Make a donation in honor or in memory of a dear friend or loved one. Any and all amounts are welcomed and greatly appreciated for our beloved campground! We will send acknowledgments to those you choose to donate in “honor of” & family of those you choose to donate in “memory of”. What a nice way to spread the love of Camp Bountiful. Donate at www.campbountiful.org/donate.

Purchase Camp Bountiful Gear

At this time we have a limited stock and variety of Camp Bountiful t-shirts at the campgrounds.  Not every size, color or style is available at this time.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please e-mail  to get more information as to availability.  A great way to show your support of Camp Bountiful!

Gratitude for Lodge Updates

We thank our skilled volunteers who worked in the lodge on extending the railings in the loft areas. It was quite a project with many different talents needed and lots of planning. The lofts are now ready for camping season to open again. We rely on volunteers to make Camp Bountiful the awesome campground that we love so much.

COVID-19 Updates

Camp Bountiful Board along with the First Presidency of the Community of Christ church continue to monitor State of Ohio guidelines and recommendations from professional health organizations about preventing the spread of COVID-19. Based on this information we have suspended gatherings at Camp Bountiful. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as it is possible.

Decisions for the 2021 camping season have not been made yet.  We continue to monitor the situation and keep in close communication with the world church.

 

“COVID-19 Virus” by Trinity Care Foundation is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Painting of Men’s Bathroom

On August 14-15, 2020 we had four Jr. High campers come help rejuvenate the men’s restroom in the lodge. Sophie, Marlee, Lexi, and Jackie all came to spend the night at camp and paint decorations on the stalls. Friday night they painted all the stalls black, then Saturday they came up with designs and practiced painting them on paper to get them just right. Once they voted on who could do which picture best, they started in on the real thing. They worked very hard and did a great job. They are not quite finished, but will return to complete their work. Thanks so much to these fun volunteers!