All funds donated to Dickson Valley Ministries go to support more kids at camp so that the Gospel of Christ can be shared, taught, and lived with each one. It is not a stretch to say that young people of today are experiencing distractions like never before. The need to get more kids out to camp, disconnected from the noise of the world, is becoming a real necessity for this next generation. Friends like you continue to provide life-changing experiences for more kids each year.
Currently, the requests for financial help to attend summer camps is reaching $5,500 per year. The Aunt Dot Scholarship Fund is set up to cover $2,000 of that each year plus any additional amounts which come into the fund the year before through designated gifts. Giving to this fund before December 31 will help more kids attend Dickson Valley summer camps in 2019.
The staff and board of Dickson Valley have developed a long-range plan to minister to more kids and improve the facilities for enhanced ministry experiences. These projects will help eliminate wait lists for some programs, enhance the usability of year-round lodges for church groups, and allow the staff to develop more effective programs. Gifts given before December 31 will provide the budget for projects to be worked on the next year. The first projects on the long development list which can be addressed in 2019 are:
- Upgrades and improvements to 3 key activity areas
- Day camp picnic tables, Chalet Bunks
- Beach 2.0 and other day camp activities and resources
- Kitchen dishwasher and dish-room updates for increased usage
- Dickson Lodge meeting room addition and leader rooms
- Day camp activity pavilion with restrooms and changing areas
The DV Partners Fund is our unrestricted fund which the board can direct toward day to day needs and projects like developing staff, activities, and programs. Dickson Valley does not have any mortgages and does not spend any of these funds on interest payments or items which do not promote ministry. These funds directly keep camper fees as low as possible.