As the husband of a former Deer Run camper and staff member, and the father of two campers, I can say that while Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run has played a role in our marriage, I am most grateful for the difference the camps have made in my children. Unquestionably, my son and daughter have both matured in their Christian walk, as well as grown in confidence and independence, because of their counselors, friendships, and camp experiences. As you reflect on the difference that Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run or Moose River Outpost has made on your life or the lives of those around you, let me challenge you to help make a difference at Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run and Moose River Outpost. Please consider making a “planned gift” (also called an estate gift) to Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc., the parent organization of the three camps.
A planned gift is simply a specific bequest made to Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc. in your will or trust. A planned gift can be made through a will or trust document, or even through more complex gifts of real estate, equities or tax-deferred retirement assets. Planned gifts are attractive estate planning tools because of the flexibility and tax benefits they provide. You can maximize your giving dollar by using a planned gift to avoid estate taxes, capital gains taxes, or income taxes. You do not have to be wealthy to designate a planned gift to Christian Camp and Conferences, Inc. A planned gift, whether large or small, will greatly assist Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run and Moose River Outpost to continue to transform lives. You may designate where you would like your planned gift to be used: the Inspiration Point Scholarship Endowment or general operations, which provides for some of the camps’ project based needs.
Please consult with appropriate legal counsel when making a planned gift. A planned gift is neither complicated nor expensive. The final words of a person’s life often bear tremendous significance. If given time to script our final words, we would speak with words of honesty, encouragement, counsel, thankfulness and love. Why? Because we want our lives to make a difference in the lives of those we love. In much the same way, the words or bequests contained in your will or trust ultimately reflect a planned expression of your desire to make a difference. By designating a planned gift to Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc., you can help Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run and Moose River Outpost continue to make a difference in the lives of future generations, your children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.