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10-12' Kayaks

10-12' Kayaks

Approx $300/boat.

Sit-On Kayaks preferred for the campers.


10-12' Paddle Boards

Preferred "Sun Dolphin Sea Quest" boards:

1 Green | 1 Red | 2 Orange

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Paddles for Paddle Boards

Preferred "Own The Wave" brand paddles.
They're adjustable, they float, and they will match our current paddles.

Nerf Gun

NERF guns and darts

Any class of guns or darts are appreicated.

You can often find used guns at thrift stores. 


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.



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!


Shade Tree Saplings

Maple, oaks, or Eastern Redbud trees etc. that we can plant around camp to provide shade/color for summer camp activities in the future.


Large clean sheets of corrugated cardboard

We use them to build stage backdrops and theme objects for Summer Camp.


Large boxes

Campers get inside these For a game called "Mega Box Wars." 2'x2'x4' is the ideal size.


Cordless power drills

2 desired

Dewalt battery

DeWalt batteries for power drill

9.6v for DW926

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2" Pro Gaff Gaffers Tape

Both black and white. We use this for stage design, taping cables and cords, and hanging things on walls during camp sessions. 

This is approx $20 a roll.


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.


Costumes and Props

Gentle used, or brand new - bible costumes, or fun, kid-friendly costumes, wigs, & props for summer camp skits.


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.


Fusion Climb Contigua Carabiners

4-6 total desired (For hammocks)

Glade Refill

Glade Plugin refills/Air Wick Plugin refills

These keep cabins & bathrooms smelling fresh for retreat and summer camp guests.


Nerf Vortex Aero Howler

We'd love a variety of colors


Paracord 550 Type III 7 Strand

Multiple colors for camper crafts

Frontier Hawks

Frontier Hawks

For our tomahawk range

Hose Spool

Garden Hose Spool

2-3 desired

Double Hammock

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!

Craft Supplies

Anything you can think of that kids can use for crafts!

Pool Noodles

48 were donated, but we would love about 24 more!

Spray Paint

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

Pea Gravel

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!

Grill Lighters

For lighting candles for Prayer Walk

Sharp Knives

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 

Approx $1,500


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)