Tawakoni, your regional camp and conference center, serves more than 300 campers and staff each summer. Additionally, Tawakoni hosts Disciples men, women, and youth retreats; weddings; family reunions and more.
This year’s focus capital improvement project is a new tractor with a fundraising goal of $20,000. There will also be an opportunity to sponsor a camper attending the 2023 Summer Camping program and donate toward regional camp scholarships.
9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8
9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9
In-Person Auction & Dinner
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Disciples Center at Tawakoni
To support the auction, the Gala Planning Team is seeking auction donations such as gift cards, products, services, experiences, baked goods, handcrafted items, sports team memorabilia and/or tickets, and themed gift baskets, etc.
Mail or Drop-off by Monday, September 26, at one of these locations:
Topeka Regional Office
2914 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka
C/HP Regional Office
5230 Broadway Ave, Great Bend
Disciples Center at Tawakoni
SC Regional Office
8492 SW Tawakoni Rd, Augusta
This event is a fundraiser to benefit our camp, conference, and event facilities at Tawakoni so we ask individual churches, pastors, and church leaders to help promote the event in their communities. Download and share any of the promotional materials below as appropriate.
You chose how you want to participate — in-person, virtually, or both. Register and pay online by clicking the button below or through your ENGAGE account. You can also register by phone by calling any regional office during regular business hours. Registration cost is:
- $8 for a virtual bidder ticket
- $48 for an adult in-person gala ticket
- $20 for a child in-person gala ticket
- $280 for table sponsorship (6 seats)
The Virtual Auction will be 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, and will feature specially curated items on the Tawakoni website. After registering, look for an email from the Disciples Center at Tawakoni with your bid number and temporary password. Click the button below to enter the Gala Online Auction Site using the emailed bid number, and bid on your favorite items.
When the auction closes, auction winners will receive an automated message with the items won and payment instructions. Winners will also have the option to pick up items at the in-person event on Saturday, Oct. 15, or arrange for pick-up, delivery, or shipping from any regional office. Winners are responsible for any shipping costs.
In-Person Gala and Auction Event:
The In-Person Gala Diner and Auctions, Saturday, Oct. 15, begin with registration at 10 a.m. in Leadership Lodge and the silent auction opening at 10:30 a.m. A welcome and mingle time is at noon followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m. and the live auction starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall.
Following the live auction, come experience what summer camp is like through the eyes of our youth beginning at 2 p.m. and a campfire celebration at 3 p.m.
For assistance with registration, please call any one of our regional offices. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
- Topeka Regional Office: 785-266-2914
- South Central Office: 316-775-1236
- Central/High Plains Office: 620-792-6490
For assistance with donations, Please contact Olivia See or call 316-775-1222.