For over 60 years, Camp Deer Run has existed to provide young people with an experience that brings faith to life, builds lasting relationships and lays the foundation for lifelong discipleship. For six decades, Deer Runners and supporters who have believed in the urgency and necessity of that mission have supported Deer Run through some difficult times. They believed that losing Camp Deer Run would not just be the loss of a fun place or a good time, but the loss of a vital spiritual experience for its campers. They believed that Camp Deer Run was not just good, but necessary. Today, we believe that this is as true as ever, if not even more so.
Now, more than ever, kids need a chance to unplug from the chaos of our overly connected world. They need an anchor point for their faith. They need to know what it’s like to just be a kid. And now, more than ever, our world needs a generation that is equipped to make disciples, live radically faithful lives and invigorate the Church.
Now, more than ever, we need Camp Deer Run. And now, more than ever, Camp Deer Run needs your help.
Like so many other individuals, families and businesses, this year has been tumultuous for Camp Deer Run’s financial stability. From March to July, the pandemic caused several changes and cancellations in our summer program. Along with that came hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds and adjustments. Needless to say, this created an extremely difficult financial situation.
We are so thankful to the 387 camper families who donated their refunds, which have sustained us over the last few months. However, we still lack the funding required to keep Camp Deer Run operational until our normal income returns. It is imperative that we close the existing gap in our operating budget while also hedging against future uncertainties.
We need to raise $120,000 by the end of this year to ensure that Camp Deer Run will remain financially stable into the 2021 camp season.
You can help Camp Deer Run weather this storm. You can play a vital role in sustaining this unique experience that has changed so many lives. This holiday season, you have the opportunity to be a part of God’s story of provision at Camp Deer Run. Now, more than ever, you can make a difference.
Please prayerfully consider Camp Deer Run in your end of year giving.
There is another very powerful way that you can support Camp Deer Run.
The power of prayer is real and God has blessed CDR for decades through prayer. You can always pray for Camp. Pray that God will continue to bless this place and that it will always be a place that glorifies Him. For a more specific prayer list click here.