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Sit-On Kayaks preferred for the campers.
10-12' Paddle Boards
Preferred "Sun Dolphin Sea Quest" boards:
1 Green | 1 Red | 2 Orange
Paddles for Paddle Boards
Preferred "Own The Wave" brand paddles.
They're adjustable, they float, and they will match our current paddles.
Wooden Adirondack Chairs
We would love to have 8-10 more of these for the back deck of the Retreat Center, and the beach.
Repcolite Red Briar stain
This is the exact type of stain for cabins and the Retreat Center, so we could ALWAYS use this to freshen up out buildings. Approx. $35 a can. We need 55 gallons! Here is the breakdown if you would like to cover a specific area:
cabins - 15 gallons
retreat center - 13 gallons
snack shack - 6 gallons
bath house - 10 gallons
pavilion - 5 gallons
fish house & electrical shed - 6 gallons
Any sort or amount (2x4s, 2x6s, 4x4s of 6, 8, 10, or 12 foot lengths would be great!) We're always building and fixing things around here!
Cordless power drills
DeWalt batteries for power drill
9.6v for DW926
Wireless SHURE Mic Set
For use in the dining hall, for skits, and to run our mealtimes. We have a cheap set right now, but would love to upgrade to a professional set!
DJI Mavic Pro
Used for capturing aerial footage of camp activities, such as field games, tubing, & blobbing.
Empty Arizona Tea Jugs
You can drink the tea, if you want, but we would love the empty plastic jugs! These can be purchased at your local grocery store, Walmart, Meijer, and more.
Glade Plugin refills/Air Wick Plugin refills
These keep cabins & bathrooms smelling fresh for retreat and summer camp guests.
Paracord 550 Type III 7 Strand
Multiple colors for camper crafts
Garden Hose Spool
Nylon Double Hammock
3-4 wanted for Outpost Camp
Large black Innertubes
For downhill tubing at winter camp
Perennial Wildflower Seeds
For various places around camp that could use some color
Large Photo Frames
Ideally 24"x30" or similar sizes, new or old, doesn't matter. We'll paint them black and use them in the Retreat Center, Game Room, Dining Hall, Bathrooms, and more! It'll be super nice to showcase the best images of this beautiful camp!
Anything you can think of that kids can use for crafts!
48 were donated, but we would love about 24 more!
Bright, fun colors in satin or semi-gloss.
Generic, large, lightweight balls
approx. $2.50/ball from a variety of sources, ie. Walmart kids section.
We go through a lot, as we use it to pave our hiking trails
For firewood corral and maintenance corral.
for flower beds
Clean Fill Dirt
Disc Golf Discs
Putters, medium and long-range discs - we have a bunch, but would love some more!
For lighting candles for Prayer Walk
For food prep in Kitchen, non serrated preferred.
Lipton Peach Iced Tea mix
Our staff and campers love it so much!
Strands of regular Christmas lights
For prayer walks and lighting cabins at Snowbound Winter Camp. Any colors/styles
Large rain covers
For over top of our 8-person Outpost tents
Sun & Shade Grass Seed
To thicken lawns and fix patchy spots around camp)
1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
For transfer of files around the office)
New 6 foot shelf unit for board games
Ideally, a plastic cabinet style on wheels.
Tall Metal Shepherds Hooks
To drape Christmas lights on around our campfire area, so campers can see songs, skits, and campfire chat speakers. Ideally 6’.
22" Glowsticks in purple, green, yellow, or blue.
For night games like capture the flag!
Highlighters & Dry Erase Markers
Skinny ones preferred, not chisel tip
Funds/lumber for a shelter for our Tomahawk Range
For those rainy days where we can’t be outside, playdough would be a great option for Day Camp and Primary Experience campers.
Rhino skin, or Voit (the non-inflatable kind preferred)