How Can I Help the Year-Round Ministry at Cedarkirk?
Gifts and Donations
Cedarkirk relies upon the generosity of churches and individuals to carry out its mission and ministry to be a place apart. Please consider making a secure online donation to support Cedarkirk by clicking here. You can designate your donation or give towards the general mission work of the camp and conference center. If you would like more information about giving to Cedarkirk or about the ministry, please contact the camp office.
Consider becoming a Friend of Cedarkirk! The Friends of Cedarkirk help support this unique ministry through a financial gift or pledge. Each year, thousands of youth and adults have life-changing and enriching experiences at Cedarkirk. While churches and individuals support Cedarkirk in myriad ways, there is often work that is left undone due to a lack of funds for improvement, renovations, and program enhancement. The Friends’ funds help to address special projects and purchases improving the ministry at your camp. Anyone who makes a gift to Cedarkirk is considered a Friend and you can designate your gift towards our capital campaign, summer camp scholarship fund, the Friends Fund, or our undesignated annual fund.
The Friends are also invited to a special “thank you” luncheon in May where they get to determine how these funds are spent. At our annual Friends of Cedarkirk Luncheon, these special partners help to designate how these gifts will be spent around camp. The Friends Fund is used to help purchase items or improvements for the camp that would not typically be in the annual budget. These special gifts help to enhance the experience for campers and year-round guests.
We truly are blessed to have such generous supporters of this place and the ministry that happens here. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, Cedarkirk is a place of welcome, growth, and transformation. Thank you for partnering with us in ministry.
Please consider attending a Cedarkirk sponsored event and encouraging others from your church or community to attend with you. You can find a list of upcoming events here. One of the biggest ways that you can help us is to schedule an event. Whether it is a congregational family retreat, small group event, birthday party, group building event, or even a family reunion, these guests utilizing our facility help us realize our mission statement. Please visit here to see facility availability for the weekends of the upcoming month. Finally, you can help volunteer for some of our events or year-round operations. We often need volunteers to help host groups on weekends, sell items in the bookstore, provide childcare, serve as a publicity liaison with your church, mailings, light maintenance, etc.
In addition to attending events and providing financial support, Cedarkirk has numerous projects around camp that groups could adopt and help make a reality. Projects range from grounds work (clearing trails and brush) to painting (interiors and exteriors of buildings) to facility improvement and construction. Groups of any size and composition (youth, men, women, families) are invited to contact the camp office (813) 685-4224 ext. 2 to explore opportunities that match your group’s interests and skills. Adopting a project can strengthen your group through community building and a shared experience as well as enhancing your camp and conference center. In addition to facility improvement projects, Cedarkirk also relies on the help of volunteer nurses and worship leaders throughout the summer program. For more information about how you could help in one of these areas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 685-4224 ext. 4.
As we look to the future and consider long-range site improvements, we will rely on the generosity of churches and individuals to make these dreams a reality. We have received memorial gifts in the past that have had a profound impact on our ministry. Please consider remembering Cedarkirk in your will. We also have a number of facility improvement projects and new buildings planned that only lack funding. A Cedarkirk representative would be happy to meet with you or your church to discuss our facility improvement plans.
What is the Campfire Circle?
For over 40 years Cedarkirk Camp & Conference Center has played a significant role in the lives of children, youth, and adults, including summer staff. We are a staff alumni giving group that is helping to contribute to Cedarkirk’s Capital Campaign. Summers come and go, and with them go each staff, different than the staffs that came before and yet so similar that the stories which are shared seem to merge into a single, collective heartbeat. This group is for alumni who share this common bond and want to help others experience the same.
How can I participate?
If you feel led to contribute, this campaign includes the opportunity to give at many levels. You may give a one-time contribution, but you may also consider making a financial commitment over three years. Such a pledge allows one to spread out a gift over several years of support. In addition to cash gifts, Cedarkirk can also receive some non-cash assets such as stock, investments, etc. In addition to your consideration of a financial gift, please let us know if there are fellow friends of Cedarkirk who might be interested in learning more about this opportunity.
In order to receive a Campfire Circle sticker, designate your gift to ‘Capital Campaign’ and then ‘Campfire Circle’ when you go through the donate button.