February 16, 2018
Dear West Area Friends,
We have a wonderful opportunity to join in a project which will help us enhance the camping experience at our Camp Kum-Ba-Ya! As you know, we have been working toward a solution to replace the residence for the resident caretaker at the campground. A decision has been made and we are proceeding with the details.
The Executive Committee and the West Area Board have agreed to purchase a new double-wide house at a cost of approximately $73,000. We have received two generous gifts, one from Guthrie Christian Church at their closing, and another from a bequest. We have also received a generous gift for First Christian in Madisonville. These gifts, along with other fundraising money total $31,000, which will be used toward the purchase of the house. We are awaiting approval of our loan with Church Extension, our Disciples of Christ partners in Indianapolis. As we raise the funds, we hope to have all we need by June 1, 2018.
The opportunity is to help raise the funds to pay for the house, and pay off the loan quickly! We need to raise $43,000, and every single gift makes a wonderful difference. Rest assured EVERY gift of any amount is greatly appreciated.
Who can give to this project? Everyone! If you have loved going to Camp Kum-Ba-Ya, if you have been a counselor or a camper, if you have attended special events on the lake, if you have been part of the West Area and have moved elsewhere, if you just want to be of help in this important way, your gifts will be most appreciated!
How can you give? We accept all kinds of payment: you may give electronically by calling Glori at the West Area office and making your secure donation; you may write a check to the West Area Disciples and specify “House Fund;” you can drop off a gift in cash at the West Area office in Madisonville.
We appreciate your kind and generous gifts, and we will keep you posted as we move ahead. Here’s to wonderful Disciples and an inspirational summer at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya!
Beth Dobyns William E. Roberts, Chair
Associate Regional Minister West Area Board
for the West Area
Kum-Ba-Ya Dates 2018
Young Disciples 6/1 to 6/3 Grade 3
Kristi Stuckel, Director
Junior 6/4 to 6/8 Grades 4 to 5
Jeff Mandrell, Director
Discovery 6/8 to 6/10 Grades 1 to 2 *
Kara Foster, Director
CYF Sailing 6/11 to 6/15 Grades 9 to 12
Jerry Johns, Director
Chi Rho Sailing 6/18 to 6/22 Grades 6 to 8
Ben Gritton, Director
CYF 6/24 to 6/30 Grades 9 to 12
Billy Fulton, Director
Chi Rho 7/2 to 7/7 Grades 6 to 8
Kelsey Morris & Embry Luallen, Directors
All Y’all Family Camp 9/7 to 9/9 All ages
Mark & Nancy Dycus, Directors
Wakon’Da-Ho 2018 Schedule
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Mini Camp June 1-3, 2018
CYF 1 June 4-9, 2018
Eighter’s Camp June 10-16, 2018
Junior 1 June 18-22, 2018
Camp 101A June 22-24, 2018
CYF 2 June 25-30, 2018
Chi Rho 1 July 2-7, 2018
Chi Rho 2 July 9-14, 2018
Junior 2 July 16-20, 2018
Camp 101 B July 20-22, 2018
Y’All Camp August 31-September 2, 2018
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