“Camp [Alkulana] is a place where I can get away from all of my struggles, be myself, and not worry about what other people think of me. Camp [Alkulana] is one of my favorite places and I really hope I can come back next year,” one of the campers of 2013 wrote.
The summer of 2014 will be Camp Alkulana’s 100th summer of ministry to Richmond-area, low-income, at-risk children and youth. The camp hopes to serve over 200 young people during the four camp sessions.
“Opportunities are given for campers to enjoy the blessings of swimming in a cool mountain stream, trying new adventure activities, and growing meaningful relationships with each other and with God,” according to Director Beth Wright.
To encourage as many children and youth as possible to attend, campers pay a very small percentage of the true cost to attend a session at Camp Alkulana. The camp relies almost entirely on gifts from churches and individuals to fund its summer and year-round programs. This year’s offering goal is significantly higher than it has been in previous years. Due to the uncertainty of the Richmond Baptist Association’s financial outlook, for the first time the goal includes the Director’s and Registrar’s salaries, the costs of which the camp must absorb directly.
Now is the time to pray for the success of Camp Alkulana in the summer of 2014 and to give to the Camp Alkulana Offering. You may make donations online or by using an envelope in the pew racks of the Sanctuary.