The ministry of LPC is able to continue because of the ongoing support of individuals and families like you. Thank you for prayerfully considering financially supporting Lone Prairie Camp.
As has become our practice, below are various projects we would like to tackle in the upcoming year to maintain and improve our programs and facilities. This year we have several larger items towards which you can donate and we are also encouraging you to consider “adopting” a camper by contributing towards our Campership program.
Thank you for your ongoing partnership – together we are impacting lives for eternity.
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Note: If we receive donations towards a given project exceeding our requirements, surplus donations will be applied towards other projects.
(Partial Amounts Welcome)
Cost: Average of roughly $270 per Campership child
Quantity: 70 Camperships granted in 2018
We saw another significant increase in subsidy requests this past summer and need your support in order to continue ensuring that finances are not a barrier to campers encountering God at Lone Prairie Camp. Only 14.5% of our 2018 Camperships were covered by donations.
Quantity: 20 eight week equivalent summer staff positions
First, a HUGE thank you to the many individuals and churches who donated towards our Camp Staff Support Fund last year! Your generosity allowed LPC to raise an amazing extra $41,077.98 last year to help offset the Canada Summer Jobs grant funding we lost due to a new values attestation requirement. This support helped us to pay our summer staff, many of whom came out to camp trusting that God would somehow provide for their fall school tuition needs.
For a sense of scale, this grant funding comprised 17% of our 2017 budget and we anticipated this amount increasing proportionally with minimum wage (ie. 23%).
Lone Prairie Camp is very happy to see that the federal government has removed the problematic 2018 values language from the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs Attestation and we are optimistic that this means we will not be rejected again on this basis this year. However, there are still concerns regarding the language of the 2019 Attestation and if you would like to stay informed, we encourage you to read this article published by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and subscribe for additional “Intersection” updates.
Although the amount of funds required would be significantly less if LPC once again receives CSJs funding this coming year, grant funding obviously doesn’t cover all of our camp staff expenses which have been steadily rising, especially with the recent increases to minimum wage. All this to say, your donations towards LPC’s Camp Staff Support Fund will continue to be gratefully received.
- $675 or $56/month covers 1 week of a summer staff position
- $2,700 or $225/month covers 1 month of a summer staff position
- $5,400 or $450/month covers an 8 week summer staff position
- Contributions towards our Endowment Fund help establish a long-term income source
Please feel free to contact the LPC Board if you have any questions regarding this challenge.
Bathroom, Evergreen & Crystal Eavestroughs
The bathroom & Evergreen eavestroughs need replacing and the Crystal cabin block’s need new downspouts. Help keep the rain off our heads 🙂
This past summer we installed a new, larger walk-in cooler so our kitchen facilities can better handle our increasing camper numbers. This coming spring, we intend to install a walk-in freezer which will replace the chest freezer that are currently in the dinning hall and making managing our frozen inventory significantly easier.
Replace Kitchen Septic Tanks
Although not the most glamorous part of a facility, having a working septic system is most appreciated when it breaks down. We have replaced several significant portions of our septic system over the past few years including some preventative upgrades. This year we intend to replace the next most urgent component, the septic tank outside of the kitchen.
Cost: We will expand as funds and labour allow
Lone Prairie Camp strives to provide an environment distinct from normal day-to-day experience and this extends to our program development. This year we would like to introduce an Adventure Playground which focuses on ‘loose parts’ that allow children to design their own play environment.
Please feel free to contact our office if you would like to help create this unique space.
Current: $12,912.13 ($8,216.00 received in 2018)
Have you ever considered contributing to an endowment fund or including an endowment donation in your will? Did you know LPC has established an LPC Endowment Fund and even small amounts are welcome? Designate your donation towards the LPC Endowment Fund or contact our office for more information. The interest from your invested contribution will be available to LPC each year.
Repay BGCA Loan Towards
Through a combination of a provincial grant, donations and a loan from the Baptist General Conference in Alberta, Lone Prairie Camp was able to make several significant facility upgrades including a major kitchen renovation project that will bless our cooks and benefit our ministry for years to come.
The loan is structured like a mortgage which we are steadily paying off. However, donations towards paying back the BGCA loan could help Lone Prairie Camp pay back the money sooner and safe interest costs.
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