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2017 Camp Gala & Auction

Pool: Our newly renovated pool features a splash pad for young swimmers or those who do not wish to swim.

Camp Gala & Auction
October 28
Disciples Center at Tawakoni

10:30 a.m. — Silent Auction
12:15 p.m. — Lunch & Live Auction

Dinner Menu:

  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Roast Turkey Breast
  • Green Beans
  • Martin’s Dirty Rice with homemade sausage

Tickets are $45 per person or $300 for a table of 8; children under 6 eat free. Purchase tickets by Friday, October 20; Register and pay online below or download the 2017 Camp Gala and Auction Registration Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.  

Have Auction Items to donate?
Items can be dropped off along with a Gala Donation form at the Disciples Center or given to any regional staff member.  Unique items or experience type items sell better.  

Chapel is Finished!

After about nine months of construction, the new indoor chapel located just east of the Leadership Lodge and south of the Dining Hall, is finally completed. A chapel dedication is scheduled during the camp Gala and Auction in October.

The chapel project began with a ground-breaking ceremony at the annual Gala and Auction held in November 2014. Construction crews began setting the forms and pouring the concrete in February 2015.

By March, the framing for the walls had started going up and the chapel started taking shape. Then, the sheeting and roofing started going up in April as the rest of camp prepared for the summer camping season.

With the summer camping season in full swing, contractors worked on dry walling the interior, setting the windows, and placing the limestone veneer around the main entry doors and around the round stained glass window in the chancel area. By June, the custom woodwork started being installed.

Next, it was time for paint and stain as construction wound down.  On August 13, the truck arrived with the chairs. It took a little over an hours for 12 volunteers from local churches to unload all 150 chairs.  

Finally nearing completion.  During late August and September the sound system, light fixtures, and ceiling fans will be installed; the piano and communion table currently in the leadership Lodge will be moved; and general cleaning.  Volunteers at Men’s Retreat will have the opportunity to work on the prayer garden located on the south side of the building.  


2015 Gala and Auction

The annual Gala and Auction for the Disciples Center at Tawakoni will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, at the camp.

Register online below or by mailing in 2015 Gala Registration Form  with enclosed payment.

     10:30 Check-in & Silent Auction. 
     12:10 Chapel Dedication. 
     12:30 Dinner in Dining Hall

Auction donations are also appreciated.  Send item with the following Donation Form to any of the following drop off locations.

Drop off Locations:
First Christian Church, Manhattan: 115 Courthouse Plaza
     Debi Rogers, Alex Brazil  (785) 776-8790
First Christian Church, Topeka: 1880 SW Gage Blvd.
     Jamey Kendall (785) 272-4290
Riverside Christian Church, Wichita: 1001 N. Litchfield
     Allison Longman (316) 617-9328
Erie Christian Church, Erie: 703 W. State
     Diane Watkins (620) 244-5353
Douglass: Brenda Davis,  (316) 650-4056
Christian Church in KS Regional Office 
Christian Church in KS South Central Satellite Office,

The 2014 Gala and Auction raised more than $23,500 for camp development.

NOTE: This charge will appear as a variation of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.