The Christian Church in Kansas is blessed with Disciples Center at Tawakoni as our regional camp and conference center. These 170+ acres provide a home for the summer camp program, and are a favorite location for groups to meet throughout the year: church retreats, family reunions, student groups, training events, quilting groups and more. With ample space for expansion, our 85 congregations are blessed to know that both spiritual renewal and leadership development are priorities.
We want to increase the support of the camp and invite others into participation. To do this, we will ask families to make a contribution of $40, about what would be spent on a dinner out. The first opportunity will be during the KCYF Spring Retreat when youth will make calls, inviting gifts to support the camp. The youth callers will be happy to share their love for the camp as they visit with donors.
How much is needed? The operating budget for 2016 is, as could be expected, pretty tight. We hope to raise $5,000 in this campaign for the operating budget; additional funds will be used for upcoming capital improvements, including repairing and modernizing the 1960s-era swimming pool. The 50-year-old pump and filtration system is now a constant challenge and the decking is cracked. With modern updates we will save significant operational costs.
How can interested donors respond? Donate now! Advance gifts will add energy to the telephone appeal. Give online now using your credit card, debit card, or E-check or call in your gift to the Topeka office at 785-266-2914 or 800-737-8130. Mail your traditional check with Friends of Tawakoni — Commitment Page, payable to CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN KANSAS with “Friends of Camp” designation in the memo line, to Christian Church in Kansas, 2914 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS, 66611.
Questions? Contact Steve Martin, camp ministries director, at email@example.com, 785-266-2914, or 800-737-8130.
Thanks for your support for the camp! We are grateful for support from across the region, and we look forward to increasing the number of Friends of Tawakoni.