Thank you for supporting Camp Fontanelle!

Ways to donate or help are many and greatly needed in God’s many ministries at Camp to children, youth, adults and especially families. Elsewhere on this website you can see the many activities and opportunities for growth as Camp Fontanelle impacts lives through intentional Christian community. We greatly appreciate your help and offer the following opportunities for you to provide your support

Camp Fontanelle is trying to identify Camp Ambassadors in every church. We want someone who wants to make a difference, someone who is a lay person and grassroots and connected and passionate about impacting lives and making disciples in their congregations. Camp is a great tool for helping kids grow in faith AND a way for churches to reach out to children in their congregational families and communities. Camp is a mission outreach. Get more information about being a Camp Ambassador.

Capital Campaign
Builder's Bricks
Pledge
Monthly Donation
Scholarship Fund
Planned Giving
Bench

Any scout working to achieve the Eagle Scout rank must complete the required Eagle Service Project. Camp Fontanelle offers the chance for any scout to expand his service to others, outside of Scouting, in the community. Contact Trent Meyer at Camp Fontanelle to arrange for an Eagle Project. Below is a list of service projects as of 1/15/20 available at Camp Fontanelle:

  • Purchase/install canopy/sails for petting barn stage
  • Build 2nd stage on west side of campfire rings by petting barn
  • Build big rocking chair/or giant swing (for photo opportunities) for corn maze/summer camp
  • Build Archery Shooting line/storage shed/bale target shed (like Palomar CCC pics in Annual Improvements folder)
  • Build Skeeball (like Vala’s)
  • Build kiddie low ropes challenge course (like Valas)
  • Build “Nature Explore Playground” for kids to play on (lots of educational stations for younger kids built from using natural materials)
  • Build Woodboxes for private campfire sites
  • Build play xylophone/sound sets (see Blair park or Vala’s in barn by tube slide)
  • Create bird watching ‘blind’ w/bench seating and install bird feeders in front of station, supply binoculars)
  • Make cutouts for corn maze à ‘Ma & Pa’cutout, pin the tail on the donkey, OR cutout with saddle for photo op
  • Build Duck Races for corn maze season
  • Build deck/shelter for tree boats – Survivor Site
  • Build Tricycle “Garage” for Camp Fontanelle 500
  • Build log cabin out of local cedar trees
  • Install speakers/sound system/mouse proof box at petting barn
  • Rebuild decks on hayrack
  • Buy/construct rocking chairs for picnic pavilion (Tractor Supply Company model)
  • Build stage for weddings (similar to Bellevue Berry Farm setup)
  • Build 9-Square-In-The-Air by shelter
  • Build Laser Tag Charging Shed
  • Overhead trellis for vines w/benches
  • Make ‘Jamaican’ drums out of 55 gallon steel drums & Repair Drums in Petting Barn
  • Install 2 “Pots & Pans” Playing Stations along with 2 x 4 Wooden Xylophones between trees
  • Make ‘songs’ from pieces of electrical conduit
  • Goat Playground (Ramps, walkways, slides, etc)
  • Swinging Bench Worship Site at 7:24 Shelter
  • Help construct a 3-D archery range
  • Make benches out of 2×10’s (like Arlin Kiel made, see plans
  • Make peacock pen out of corn crib, make shelter/roost in corn crib
  • Giant Science Playground – make oversized swing, teeter totter, find/install merry-go-round
  • Marquis with roof for marketing/advertising
  • Restain Folding Tables By Main Lodge & 7:24 Shelter –
  • Repair & Repaint Picnic Tables
  • Make New Funnels & Tubes w/Magnets for petting barn metal wall “Chutes & Funnels” game
  • Build Wood Storage sheds à behind house, behind 7:24 Shelter & Christmas Tree Worship site
  • Purchase/install charcoal grills (like the ones @ Pioneer Park in Lincoln)
  • Replace landscaping timbers around bell, retaining walls around trees/fireplace in fort
  • Help build ‘Chapel’ in A-frame 5-A à build benches, etc. PENDING
  • Build new Picnic Tables àheavy duty frames, see tables @ Camp
  • Marble Maze (See Trent, 8’ x 8’ with concrete slab underneath
  • Treat Gazebo – waterproof
  • Scrape & repaint shed/outbuildings (Maze, archery, tree climbing, movie, mannequin)
  • Low Ropes Course Maintenance à fix meat grinder, build a trust fall stand, water proof wood elements, wood chip around all elements/trails
  • Build Sod Furniture à Sofas, Chairs, etc.
  • Build Hammock Havens à center pole with 8 to 12 poles in an outer perimeter to hang hammocks to the center pole (x6)
  • Benches around Inspiration Point Camp Fire
  • Lean-to shed for dry storage of tractor/hayrack – 14’ wide by 50’ long
  • Summer Camp testimonials wall
  • Bigfoot for along road.
  • Playground donated, install w/border/wood chips for bedding, camp has chipper/wood)
  • Posts in for ‘award stand’ pictures
  • Ticket Booth for Corn Maze – make look like an outhouse
  • Build 40’ long and 3’ wide PVC slide (x2) à See Harvest Moon by Oakland or Frankenslide @ Skinny Bones
  • Carnival Games in Fort Area or where trikes used to be (Basketball shooting, etc.)
  • Kiddie ziplines à like at Vala’s
  • Meditation Trail Signs

Camp Fontanelle is always accepting donations to help out summer camps, small group events, and facilities upkeep. Below are some common needs we have, and specific lists of needs are available by request. Please contact the camp before donating an item or funds for one. Thank you for giving!

  • Maintenance & Grounds
  • Summer Camp Program & Supplies
  • Electronics
  • Office Supplies
  • Craft Supplies
  • Medical/First Aid Supplies
  • Corn Maze Activities
  • Financial Gifts

NOMADS > Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service

NOMADS provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations. NOMADS demonstrate God’s love through our work and by listening to the people with whom we work. We do new construction, remodeling, and repairs for churches, children’s homes, camps, colleges, outreach missions and disaster rebuilding. Team members do maintenance, cleaning, painting, electrical, drywall, sewing, flooring. With God’s help, NOMADS pretty much do it all.

UMVIM > United Methodist Volunteers In Mission

UMVIM is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense.

Camp Fontanelle can host volunteer work groups throughout the year.  5 full service RV pads are available for volunteer work groups.  Water is available end of March through mid-November at RV pads when weather is typically above freezing.  Contact the camp to identify work needs and potential projects.

All volunteers working with children and youth must take and pass the Safe Gatherings training online.  Be prepared to list a clergy and laity reference.  Obtain email and phone number information for your references.  INFORM YOUR REFERENCES that you are using them as references and encourage them to complete their reference quickly, it will be emailed to them.  Cost is $35.  Register and take training by going to https://www.safegatherings.com/.

Help tidy up the campgrounds and buildings for the Summer Camp and the Annual Fall Festival. Lunch provided to workers. Variety of jobs. We need YOU! There is something for everyone. Contact Trent if you have a specific skill to share, 402-459-0686. Thank you for your help!  Start time 9:00 A.M.  We always have wood splitting, sawing, and chipping to do.  Bring cleaning supplies.

Spring  Dates:
Saturday May 2, 2020
Saturday May 9, 2020

Fall Date:
Saturday September 12, 2020