Contributors like you
Contributors like you, who invest in The Campership Fund, truly make it possible to offer camperships to Sunday school children so they can experience unbelievable summers. The Campership Fund exists because individuals like you make the decision to support young Christian Scientists. Won’t you consider a gift to The Campership Fund today?
In 2017, The Campership Fund approved 183 applications and provided $143,872 in grants. For the 2018 summer, we approved 229 camperships and funded $221,483 in grants. We expect the need to increase each year. Our ability to meet this need is only possible through the support of our generous donors.
Thank you very much.
How to donate
You can donate on-line by clicking donate Now
or send your check to:
The Campership Fund
P.O. Box 410553
St. Louis, MO 63141
The Campership Fund for Christian Scientists is a non-profit, tax-exempt trust established under the laws of the state of Georgia and within the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
A Letter from two
of our donors
Why do we donate to the Campership Fund?
For us the answer is simple. We believe that there is no better way to support our Christian Science youth as they grapple with the challenges facing young people and seek answers that could last them a lifetime. Dedicated Sunday School teaching is essential to their development, but the opportunity to practice this unique way of life in a 24-hour camp setting supportive of their ideals can anchor them to those ideals in the most practical and long-lasting way.
We saw the impact that attendance at a camp for Christian Scientists had on our two daughters when they were in grade school. Suddenly they had mentors and friends who were putting into practice every day in all kinds of settings the truths they loved but may have been reluctant to share with their friends at home. And it was fun! They gained a new appreciation for the scope of the Christian Science movement, and how to work with Christian Science practitioners and nurses. They cherished those summer weeks as a special time with special people, and strengthened their commitment to living their lives as Christian Scientists. They went on to attend and graduate from Principia.
Of course, there is no guarantee that every child who is given the opportunity to attend a camp for Christian Scientists will turn it into a life-long commitment to our religion. But shouldn’t we make it our goal to enable every Sunday School student to have the opportunity to find out for themselves?
We think so, and that is why we support this worthwhile mission.
– Michael and Dee Sharples