Raise Your Candles High


Camp Tekoa just celebrated 70 years of ministry. It has been a vibrant member of this faith community and has enjoyed your trust and support. Because of your generosity over the years, and the good stewardship of camp leaders, the camp has been financially healthy for a long time. This year we have been able to continue to operate in spite of the cancellation of our spring schedule. However, with the loss of summer revenue, upwards of $1,250,000.00, we anticipate the impact to our ministries will be significant. While some of the summer expenses will not be incurred, that revenue sustains the year- round, fixed costs that make camp possible. We ask that you join us in prayer as we work through this difficult and unprecedented time. In honor of a cherished Tekoa tradition we are announcing the “Raise Your Candle High” Emergency
Fund. Donations to this fund will support the camps during the current crisis, and help insure the future of the life-altering Christ-centered experiences that take place on our grounds. Thank you for considering how you might help at this important time.

Tekoa has given us all so much.  It has made us who we are today.  Will you ensure that the ministry of the past 70 years will be extended another 70 years and beyond? We have stood shoulder to shoulder at candlelight on warm summer nights and lifted our candles into the night sky.  Will you stand with us now as we raise our candles high?

Watch this video on the Raise Your Candle High campaign and Camp Tekoa.

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