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Here is how we see it:

PEOPLE ARE MOST IMPORTANT

As a Christian Summer Camp, children are the focus of everything we do, not their money. We don’t view things through the lens of a donor base, giving units or pet projects for those with money. We want everyone who comes to feel welcome, whether or not you give financially toward our cause.

FINANCIAL GIVING IS FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT WORSHIP

Some people give out of duty, others give as an investment to get something back, but neither is the biblical mandate for giving. Giving is an act of worship between you and God and therefore should not be done out of compulsion or guilt (Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 9:6-8).

WE PREFER TO SEE IT AS WHAT WE GIVE OUT, NOT WHAT WE BRING IN

Those who generously contribute to Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je West know that it is to benefit the children who visit the mountains where we live.  Plus we believe in making sure that all children can come to camp regardless of their financial position.  It is our goal to scholarship multiple children each year.  Additionally, our goal is to secure regular, monthly ministry partners.  Thier contributions ensure that we can subsidize camper fees and make them as low as possible.

LIFE ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, BUT IT IS NECESSARY IN SOCIETY

We wish we lived in a utopian society where we could get free use of facilities and unlimited free professional staffing. But the reality is that we have budgeted items that need to be funded to keep things moving along. We’re doing our best to work with a lean budget that reflects what we feel is important to God.

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