How to run your church camp effectively on a budget

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In a world filled with background noise and distractions, summer camps and retreats are a haven where disciples of all ages can unplug, unwind, and get closer to what really matters.

But keeping your ministry’s budget in line with your projected expenses can be difficult when money is tight for your church and you’re trying to run a summer camp.

Task - News

It may seem like a challenging task, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.

Want to know what’s even better? Everything you need may be in your wheelhouse already.

Resources - Research - Ministry - Mission - People

By leveraging your existing resources and doing just a little research, you can not only carry out your ministry’s mission but also bring people closer to each other and their faith.

Select the venue that’s just right for your group.

Venue - Camp - Retreat - Plans - Activities

It’s important to secure a venue for a camp or retreat before you start mapping out plans for possible activities. In many cases, a site can either limit the type of fellowship activities you can do or open the door for more options. When searching for a venue, ask the following questions:

Do the venue’s operators or owners understand your group’s needs, mission, and goals?

Space - Group - Facility - Anything - Tables

Apart from the space that your group would be renting, can the facility provide anything else, such as tables or chairs?

What other costs may be associated with using the facilities, such as criminal background checks or adequate liability insurance coverage?

Facility - Space - Layout - Activities - Mind

Does the facility have the adequate space and layout to accommodate all of the activities you have in mind?

Does the site operator or owner offer any options to reduce costs?

Costs - Issue - Portion - Space - Group

If costs are an issue, is it possible for you to rent only a portion of the available space? This may require your group to share the site with other organizations or churches at the same time.

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