Updated: Apr 26
Dear Supporting Churches and Friends,
December 1st, we presented you with a challenge to help raise funds for Camp. I can’t express how grateful we are to those who gave in response to the “Giving Tuesday Challenge." You all helped raise over $10,300. This included a generous donation match of $4,000. This brought the Covid Relief Fund to over $15,800 by the end of that month. It's now March, and I am excited to share that we have reached our goal of $20,000. Reaching this goal was no small task, but because of your support and God's grace we are able to keep moving forward.
By now, many of you have received the 2021 Camp Brochure. If you did not receive one and would like to be put on our mailing list, please reach out and let us know. Churches, if you are interested in receiving a stack of brochures please let us know how many you would like and we will get these in the mail for you.
Our plow truck is here! This Blue GMC 1500, was generously donated to Camp by one of our long time supporters. We are so thankful for his faithful support through the years! We want to also thank Bethany Baptist Church in East Windsor for funding and executing the repairs needed to get it ready to plow. It's a good solid truck that will serve Camp for many years to come!
Covid travel restrictions have made visiting our supporting churches a little difficult. I know that many of you are interested in having my family and I out to present Camp's ministry. We are trusting that these travel bans will be lifted soon. If you are interested in having us visit your church in 2021, please feel free to reach out by email or give me a call at the office. We are excited to meet you!
Our website is constantly being updated so that we can provide you with the most up to date information. If you can't find the information you're looking for there, reach out and we'll be happy to chat! You may have noticed that our email has changed, you can now reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In February, The board of directors voted to move forward on the "Brown House Project." Due to safety concerns, the house needs to come down. We will be preserving the garage end of the building for use as a maintenance garage. We have a longer term goal to get a working bathroom, and heat so we can properly take care of our equipment all year long. This project will cost roughly $12,500. We have currently raised $5,500 towards this project. We are trusting that with the help from our supporters we can raise the remaining $7,000. Praise the Lord, the $5,500 we have now is enough to get the project started. The demolition will likely take place mid-March. If you're looking to help with this project financially, volunteer your time, or just want more information please check out our website under "Project Brown."
We held our annual Arctic Blast on February 20 and it truly was a blast! It was wonderfully attended and was a great way to kick-start the 2021 season! We took many steps to protect all of our guests and staff. Attendees were placed in groups of less than 25, and everything was held outdoors - including lunch and the devotional. God provided gorgeous weather for us and plenty of snow. If you were a guest you would have experienced everything from snow tubing, outdoor scavenger hunt, football, volleyball, and snow sculptures. Each group had a chance to sculpt a Bible themed snow sculpture and came up with some elaborate designs - David & Goliath, Jonah & the Whale, Noah’s Ark, and a horse drawn chariot. After lunch we were all challenged by Pastor Aaron Malachuck from Mount Greylock Baptist Church on God’s faithfulness. I can’t express how thankful we are for everyone who helped to make this event happen. What an amazing day it was!
Please continue to pray for us here in Northfield as we move forward in plans for the 2021 summer season. Pray for our state's leaders, that they make wise decisions regarding the re-opening of our state. Our children need Camp this year more than ever before! Pray also for wisdom for my wife and I and our Board of Directors as we navigate the different challenges that this summer will bring.
Yours for Christian Camping,
Thomas Jackson Jr.