The annual camp Gala and Auction, October 29, raised more than $24,500 for much needed renovation of our pool and bathhouse. 160 people came out to Disciples Center at Tawakoni to enjoy the day and support the camp.
Walter Colvin of Riverside Christian Church in Wichita offered an entertaining piano concert in the chapel before dinner. Chef Martin Peck of Wellington and his crew prepared a dinner of beef and pork tenderloin, sweet potatoes, green beans, breaded chicken, buttered potatoes, homemade bread, and salad. Wellington. Youth campers from several Kansas congregations volunteered as table hoppers.
Auctioneer Terry Hughes of Wellington was entertaining as he drew out the bids. Items ranged from handmade arts and crafts and various baked goods to trips, wine and jewelry sets.
The pool is a central part of the 17 camps and retreats offered each summer. If you have been to a summer camp, you already know that when it is 90 to 105 degrees outside and everyone is getting cranky, pool time refreshes the whole group. Read more about the pool renovation project on page 5.
“I am so glad we are updating the pool,” said one. “The rest of this camp is so first class that we need a pool to match.”
Camp fees vary from $63 to $382, depending on the length and program, and that’s after the Kansas Bible Chair subsidizes some of the costs. The 2017 summer camp schedule is posted under the Summer Camp Programs Page.