CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - We will be unable to have camp at the scheduled time because of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are checking into the possibility of doing a weekend in the Fall or other alternatives. If you have sent in a contribution and would like a refund, please let me know. We'll be glad to get it back to you. If I hear nothing, we'll apply your contribution to next year.
WHY IS YOUR HELP NEEDED? Our camp has given a big boost to young people in the area. However, many are unable to pay the $315 camp cost for several reasons: some come from homes when one or both parents aren't Christians, others from homes where bills can barely be paid and others need help because several members of the family attend camp.
HOW CAN YOU ADOPT A CAMPER? We expect all campers who need to be adopted to pay around $50, which they should be able to do by saving quarters, dollars, etc. That will leave $265 per camper for adopters. A full financial report will be available to all who request it after the camp.
"Adopters" will receive a note from their "adoptee" and hopefully a picture. It will be good for the kids to learn to express their appreciation for those who help them. Maybe some long term friendships can be established. There will be three main ways you can adopt a camper with a few variations:
#1 — Full Adoption ($265) This will completely adopt one camper, We'll choose someone we feel is worthy of your help.
#2 — Half Adoption ($130) You can go in with someone else (either of your choosing or ours) to adopt a camper.
#3 — Whatever you can give ($10? $15? $20? $25?) We'll put all these funds together to adopt needy campers. We'll send you a pictures of all the campers.
#4 — Adopt a Counselor ($210) This is the camp charge for counselors, plus added insurance which we must purchase ourselves this year.
Please send whatever you can to: Gardner Hall, P.O. Box 123, Port Murray, NJ 07865. Contact me for any further information or suggestions. My telephone is (908) 850-5389 and email is GardnerHall3(AT)gmail(DOT)com,
New— We can now take contributions through Paypal. However, it will cost me about $200 extra a year to put the link here. (The server requires a "pro" account for that and that will almost pay for one camper! ) Therefore, If you would like to pay by Paypal, email me at <GardnerHall3 at gmail dot com> and I'll shoot you the link.
If you would like to specify a camper to adopt, please send his or her name with whatever you send. You should receive notes and pictures soon after camp. THANKS! I hate to ask for money, but feel this to be a very worthwhile cause. Gardner Hall