WILL YOU BE A CAMP AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR CHURCH?

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.

Road Rules campers
Road Rules campers sharing their gifts with the community

 

  1. Share information about camp to your congregation & pastor
    • Camp Fontanelle will share/send out info as available and relevant
    • CF will develop a page on website for downloading posters, etc.
    • Share local church’s support options with families. Many churches have camping funds via church or UMW or other group
    • Share info as appropriate: bulletins, announcements, offerings, newsletter, bulletin board, email blasts
    • Invite families to events → Annual Fall BBQ, Easter Family Fun Days, Movie nights, Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
    • Share camp specials and discounts with congregation:
      • Hope & Promise – BOTH pastor(s) AND UMW can EACH send one first time camper at 50%
      • Early Bird – All parent/kid camps (Sonshine/Guardian Angel) can register at 1/2 price if registered by March 31
      • Bring a Friend Discount – Returning camper registers and brings a first time camper and both get 25% off registration
      • Sibling Saver – For full week camps only, first child comes at regular price, 2nd child at 25% off, and each subsequent child can attend at 50% off. We have some ‘regulars’ with larger families who are not sending everyone because of cost.
  2. Be a liaison between camper families and the camp
    • Help connect families and invite families to attend camp
    • Copy and hand out summer camp schedules/registrations
    • Invite children from the community to attend, mission outreach
  3. Help to organize a Camp Sunday for your congregation or some way for the congregation to get involved in learning/sending kids to camp
    • Many church’s focus on summer camp for a Sunday, usually in late winter or spring on a Sunday when lots of children/youth present
    • Camp Fontanelle will provide potential videos/ideas
    • Some churches will do potluck/fundraiser for camp support