Fundraising

Local Scholarships

If you need help paying for your week/s at camp, check with your local church. Churches are very supportive of United Methodist Camping, and many offer camp scholarships. Also, inviting friends to sign up earns you rebates that can be applied as credit toward your registration fee (up to the whole amount when multiple friends register!). See Rebate Coupon for details.

Online Fundraising

Registered campers can create a fundraising account at www.bit.ly/CampFundraiser and ask friends and family to sponsor them.

Use our crowdfunding portal to raise money for camp.

Step 1: Set up your page (it’s easy!) at www.bit.ly/CampFundraiser. Simply provide your name, email, mobile number and event number (you must be a registered camper with a paid deposit).

You can customize with your own photos or use the default settings.

Step 2: Share your fundraising page with friends and family. Click “share” for a link to email or send to your social media networks. You’ll also receive an email with all the ways to give and share.

Step 3: Check your results.

Tips:

  • Tell your own story of why camp is important to you.
  • Ask your supporters to share your message.
  • Thank everyone, whether they give or not. Their prayers and support and valuable, too!
  • Contact Registrar@umcamping.org if you need your fundraising results in order to make your deposit or find out your balance due after fundraising.

If you raise more funds than you need, the balance will be directed to our Camp Scholarship Fund at the end of the year. Thank you!

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Scholarships

If you need additional financial assistance, you may apply for a scholarship from Michigan Area United Methodist Camping.  Please apply early, as funds are limited! Have a pastor sign your completed application to confirm financial need, then submit to the Camp Registrar. Scholarship awards are not considered until a camper is registered and the $75 deposit has been paid.

Funds are limited. The maximum award per camper family is $100. The maximum number of scholarships allowed per church is five.

Supporting the Camping Ministry

With your help, we can grow our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the state. There are many projects at each of our camps, campgrounds and retreat centers that need the support of our friends. Check with the site directors to determine the priorities that your efforts could help. If you want to use the online crowdfunding platform for your local fundraising efforts that will support our ministries, contact info@umcamping.org for help setting up a fundraising team.

If posting your fundraising event on social media, be sure to tag us at @umcamping.org and we’ll share it!