Howdy Camp Lone Star Family!
We know that when things seem
bleak and when we face challenges, that means Satan is working
hard. But here’s the truth—God is working harder
and is on the throne now and forever. As we continue through
the effects of this pandemic, we believe that this ministry
of Camp Lone Star is needed now more than ever. Camp is
that intentional community and conduit through which Jesus
transforms lives. By Faith we continue to move forward day
The following is our action
plan regarding Summer 2020. This plan includes:
TIMELINE: An update regarding decisions for each
• CANCELLATION OPTIONS: Your options
if a camp session is canceled.
• FINANCIAL REALITIES: The financial
realities camp currently faces and how you can help.
Plan updated July
Outside of their spiritual
growth, camper safety is our top priority and we remain
committed to doing everything in our control to prevent
the entry of COVID-19 into camp and mitigate its impact
according to the Governor’s Texas State Health protocols.
We worked closely with the Fayette County Judge, Emergency
Management Chief, and our Regional Texas State Department
of Health to develop an extensive Health & Safety plan
prior to summer camp. However, despite all our precautions,
we have had multiple reports of campers testing positive
after returning home from their summer session at Camp Lone
Star. We give thanks that these campers reported only mild
symptoms or were asymptomatic altogether.
with our Board of Directors and prayerful discernment, it
is with a heavy heart, and out of an abundance of caution
and care for the health and safety of all involved, that
we have made the decision to cancel the remaining sessions
of Summer Camp 2020 at Camp Lone Star. Please visit
our Latest Updates
page for updates on the COVID-19 situation here at Camp
Out of an abundance
of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel
the remaining sessions of Summer Camp 2020. From
here, you have the following options:
your registration payment to support camp.
- Refund and Donate-take
a partial refund and make a partial donation of your registration
- Full Refund-receive
a full refund of your registration payment.
In making this choice, we’re
asking for your help. Summer session cancelations could
be crippling to Camp Lone Star and our ability to serve
you and our camp family moving forward. If you have the
ability to support camp by donating your full summer balance,
please do so.
If your financial circumstances
mean you need your registration fee refunded, we completely
understand and will do so.
Please be praying for
Camp Lone Star as we navigate the impact this pandemic
is having on our ministry. We have already lost income
from guest group cancellations this spring and are
facing the possibility of losing income for all or
part of the summer. We want to ensure camp is able
to survive this current crisis and arrives on the
other side with the ability to continue to provide
the programs and ministry people love.
In the spirit of transparency,
we want to make you aware of the financial realities
of the current situation:
- Reality #1
Summer revenue makes up 43% of our annual income.
This revenue is key to our ability to do ministry
throughout the whole year.
- Reality #2
If we refund all our summer camp registrations, we will
be in a hole that will be very difficult to pull out of
without significant changes to our ministry. The
very best thing you can do is to donate your full registration
balance to camp if your program is cancelled.
- Reality #3
Our past actions have positioned us to weather storms,
and we are currently doing everything we can to minimize
expenses, but the potential impact of this pandemic could
put us in a very precarious financial situation.
- Reality #4
God has provided Camp Lone Star with amazing support and
a tremendous group of supporters over the years. We firmly
believe that with continued action and strong support
from our camp family we can weather this storm and continue
to be a place for all to experience Christ-centered adventures,
spiritual growth, inspiration, and recreation for years
to come. We humbly ask you to partner with us through
the By Faith Fundraising Campaign.
Please give to camp in whatever
way you are able. If you would like to learn more about
our By Faith Fundraising Campaign, please