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Camp Ara's Adopt-A-Day 2022 Campaign

Camp Ara came to Fairmont in January of 2020 with the vision to provide a year-round place for everyone to explore the camp experience, grow physically, mentally, and spiritually, and be inspired in a Christian environment. Youth groups, men's retreats, family reunions, scouting, wilderness survival programs, and of course, summer camp highlight some of the year-round camping experiences. Junior homeschool programs, bushcraft, homestead, team challenge, and life skill lessons are just some of the opportunities to grow with others. Our core values begin with putting God first, and through that, we aim to provide a ministry of Jesus through our actions, our environment, and through teachings in everything we do here at Camp Ara.


God has specifically called us to minister to two important groups of people, military veterans and children in the foster community. Over the last two years, Camp Ara has had the opportunity to help several veterans and their families in need and has provided focused events for their peers. We have also grown close to several foster care agencies and programs in the north-central West Virginia community. There are weekly events with local group homes and private foster organizations, yearly givebacks, and several mentorships with ongoing relationships that combine to be some of the camp's most cherished moments.


Andrew and Jenn live on campus full-time with their five children. Outside of their visible ministry, through community physical and financial support, 7 of the 21 structures on the property have been brought back to life. The old pool was filled in and made safe, roads have been improved, 4.5 miles of trails have been cleared, archery, ax throwing, and slingshot courses are some of the improvements made in the last two years.


This ministry is primarily supported by the donations of generous supporters and not by program or rental fees. Camp pricing is determined to cover the costs of that program alone and does not support the ministry on the camp. The only paid staff on campus is to our college and high school counselors during specific programs, such as summer camp, to begin introducing many young people to the workforce for the first time. Andrew and Jenn are separately employed in the community to support their family, and 100% of their retirement is tithed to the ministry.


This year's Adopt-A-Day at Camp Ara will fund 11 months of the camp's basic operating expenses. The campaign is quick and simple. You can choose any available day in the year, and the donation amount is equivalent to that day. For example, January 1's donation would be $1, July 1's would be $182, and December 31's would be $365. Days do not need to be adopted in order.


Additional giving is always welcomed and allows us to make continued improvements, help maintain the current property and structures, and most importantly, provide scholarships to enable everyone to come to camp, regardless of their financial situations. Check out our automated monthly giving to simplify your support today. Camp Ara is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Receipts for donations are generated and distributed at the beginning of each year.

 

Adopt-A-Day By Month

  • Jan 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Feb 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Jan 31, 2023, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Mar 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Feb 28, 2023, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Apr 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • May 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Jun 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Aug 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Sep 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Oct 01, 2022, 6:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Nov 01, 2022, 6:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.
  • Dec 01, 2022, 6:00 AM – Dec 31, 2022, 11:59 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Select the day of the year you would like to adopt by purchasing the ticket for that day. The donation amount is determined by the number of the day you selected on the calendar. All donations go to support the Camp Ara ministry.