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Camp Bethel E-News: April-May 2013
GIFTS TO CAMP BETHEL ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE:
These are difficult times being a non-profit organization. In 2013, more than ever, Camp Bethel is depending on gifts and donations. Operated by the Virlina District Church of the Brethren, Camp Bethel is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your gift is fully tax-deductible. Our Federal tax ID number is 54-6043879, and 100% of your gift supports the ministries and programs of Camp Bethel. Gifts may be sent to Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 24090, or contact us for more information at email@example.com or (540) 992-2940. Thank you!
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SUMMER KITCHEN STAFF AT CAMP BETHEL:
Camp Bethel is looking for ministry-minded individuals to help prepare and serve meals for hundreds of campers this summer! We desire summer kitchen staff who are able serve for all eight weeks of summer camp, June 16 through August 10, plus additional training days during the weeks of June 3-15. Two shifts are available: Monday-Friday 6:00am-1:00pm and Sunday-Friday 1:00-8:00pm. No cooking experience necessary! Kitchen staff must be able to work on their feet for the duration of the shift and provide their own transportation to and from camp each day (on-site housing is not available for kitchen staff). For more information, including position descriptions, pay, and shift schedules, and to fill out an application, visit our website at www.campbethelvirginia.org/jobs.htm. If you are unable to access our website, e-mail Food Services Director Brigitte Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the camp office during business hours at 540-992-2940. Come, be a part of the life-changing work of Christ at Camp Bethel this summer!
DEPLETED SCHOLARSHIP FUND CREATES URGENT NEED FOR SCHOLARSHIP GIFTS.
Remarkably in 2012, 132 children received “camperships” totaling $30,615 which depleted our Scholarship Fund down to $400 to begin 2013. We are hopeful for generous donors to once again provide “camperships”to ALL needy campers in 2013. Mail checks with memo "Scholarship Fund" or donate at www.campbethelvirginia.org.
GET YOUR CONGREGATION'S CAMP PACKET NOW
Whether or not your Camp Representative attended our February 9 luncheon, we’ve got everything you need for 2013, including bulletin inserts, Good-As-Gold information, Heritage Day packets, Golf Tournament forms, summer camp brochures and schedules, and more at www.campbethelvirginia.org/rep.htm. Please read, print and distribute this crucial information to your congregation as soon as possible. Thank you! Request a post-mail packet at (540) 992-2940 or email@example.com.
REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER CAMPS 2013: "ALL THINGS NEW: SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING!"
Our experiences at camp show us that through Christ, God continues to do a new thing in us, individually AND collectively. Come and see what God is doing! Check all the fun at: www.campbethelvirginia.org/summer.htm. All Summer Camp information (on-line registration, program descriptions, schedule, brochure, forms) is on-line NOW! Brochure packets were mailed on February 12 to all campers, churches, camp reps and pastors, OR download your brochure NOW. Register early to guarantee your chosen week. New programs and adventures, plus new additions! 68 program choices over 8 weeks of camp including Adventures, Trips, Resident Camps and Day Camps! Some camp weeks are beginning to FILL, so register early to guarantee your chosen week and before May 1 to save $50! On-line registration, printable forms and brochures and our 2013 summer schedule and camp availability by week/program is all at www.campbethelvirginia.org/summer.htm.
WHAT'S NEW AT SUMMER CAMP? www.campbethelvirginia.org/summer.htm
-We welcome our 2013 Summer Program Coordinators, Katie Furrow and Maureen Zach, both camp alumni and really FUN folks!
-LOTS of returning counselors, plus excellent NEW counselors!
-Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking Adventure!
-New dates for Kevin Jones Performing Arts Camp weeks!
-All cabins are now have window-unit air conditioners!
-Brethren United Mountain Adventure Trip will partner with 5 other Brethren camps!
-Easy on-line registration system with no extra fees!
LIKE OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE, "CAMP BETHEL SUMMER CAMP & EVENT CENTER"
Share photos, news and the latest fun with other Camp Bethel devotees. Like it? We LOVE it!
MEMORIAL DAY FAMILY WEEKEND, MAY 24-27
Check www.campbethelvirginia.org/mem_day.htm for the schedule of activities and our concert schedule. Call today (540) 992-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a campsite and your meals, all at special-low rates. Bring bikes, hiking shoes and swim suits as we start summer together. It’s a great new-old family tradition; Camp Bethel at its best!
FAMILY FUN DAY AND SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE, Sat, May 25
Camp Bethel invites you to come walk the grounds, meet other families and the camp staff, check a cabin, and enjoy refreshments in the Ark Dining Hall on Saturday, May 26 from 1:00-4:00. Meet at the Ark at 1:00pm; stay all day and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend free swimming and 8:00pm concert.
SUMMER ADULT VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR TRAINING JUNE 11
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm-9:00pm at Camp Bethel, dinner included. RSVP with Barry LeNoir at 540-992-2940 or email@example.com. Adult volunteer applications are available at www.campbethelvirginia.org/summerstaff.htm.
19th ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
FORE! Golfers and sponsors are needed on Wednesday, August 14 at Botetourt Golf Club for our 2013 Golf Tournament and Banquet. Tee off is at 12:45pm. $70 per person includes green fees, cart and dinner at camp ($15 for dinner only); Mulligans sold at the course for $5 each; prizes for best-ofs and door prizes at camp. Assemble your dream-team for a day fun on the greens while supporting the ministries of Camp Bethel. Mark your calendars for this excellent tournament and meal. Become a Tournament Sponsor and provide much-needed support for our summer camp programs! Get forms from your Camp Rep or Pastor, or check www.campbethelvirginia.org/golf.htm.
29th HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL, Sat, Oct 5
Please encourage everyone in your church to participate and help in this vitally important fund raiser for Camp Bethel. Tell your friends and help us advertise. Heritage Day forms, fliers and information are available at www.campbethelvirginia.org/hday.htm, from your Pastor, Camp Rep, or at 540-992-2940.
BECOME A SPONSOR: CAMPERSHIPS OR GOLF TOURNAMENT OR SUMMER CAMP
· Camperships: Camp Bethel allows any camper to attend summer camp regardless of financial need by offering “camperships” to children needing financial assistance. In summer 2011, 132 children received camperships totaling $30,615! Our base fee in 2013 is $270.
· Sponsoring our Golf Tournament directly funds our Summer Camp Ministries! Golf Sponsorship Forms (hole and tournament) are available from your Camp Representative, or our office 540-992-2940; firstname.lastname@example.org, or at: www.campbethelvirginia.org/golf.htm.
· Summer Camp Ministries: Help us continue to offer excellent, affordable Experiential Christian Education by donating to our Summer Camp Expenses: Counselors: $225 sponsors a Sr Counselor for 1 week; $110 sponsors a Jr Counselor. Energy: $150 pays electricity & propane for 1 day; $900 covers 6 days of summer camp. Food for all campers (16 meals per week for 8 weeks) costs $1087 daily or $6520 weekly. Insurance: $200 insures one day, and $1200 insures 6 days of summer camp. Swimming Pool: $230 keeps our pool operating safely for one summer week. Crafts, adventure/camping gear, CPR/1st Aid training, etc. $550 = 1 camp week.
Your gift is tax-deductible, and 100% of your gift directly supports camperships or summer camp expenses. Checks payable to: Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Rd, Fincastle, VA 24090 (memo: Campership, Golf or Summer Camp Ministries). Or donate easily and directly with our DONATE button at: www.campbethelvirginia.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS: www.campbethelvirginia.org/calendar.htm
May 24-27, 2013: Memorial Day Family Weekend, RSVP meals.
May 25, 2013 (Sat), Family Day & Summer Camp Open House, 1:00-4:00pm.
May 28-30, 2013 (Tues-Thurs): Summer Leadership Team Training.
June 2-15, 2013: Summer Staff Training.
June 11: Adult Volunteer Counselor Training, 5:30-9:00pm
June 11-12, 2013 (Tues-Wed): CIT Training.
June 16–August 9, 2013: Summer Camps.
August 14, 2013: 19th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament.
August 30-Sept 2, 2013: Labor Day Family Weekend, RSVP meals.
October 5, 2013 (Sat): 29th Heritage Day Festival.
November 2, 2013 (Sat), 7:30am: Fall Workday, RSVP meals.
December 1-20: Schedule your Christmas Banquet at Camp Bethel!
December 5, 2013 (Thurs): Christmas TOGETHER Banquet.
December 7, 2013 (Sat): Virlina District Board & OMC Retreat.
December 28, 2013 (Sat): Summer Staff & CIT Reunion.
December 29-30, 2013 (Sun-Mon): Winter Camp Program.
OUR ONLY E-MAIL ADDRESS: The only Camp Bethel office e-mail is email@example.com, which is received by Barry LeNoir (director).
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THANKS FOR READING!!!
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