in support of the firs
and camp Firwood
Since its inception, the ministries of The Firs have been supported and grown by the generous gifts of friends whose lives have been touched at one or more of our facilities and programs such as at camp firwood.
Today about 7% of the firs operating budget and nearly all of our capital or building projects are funded by regular gifts, pledges and donations. Each year hundreds of people give to our ministry as they believe the Lord is directing them.
While cash gifts are essential they are not the only way to give. Some folks make a bequest to The Firs in their estate plan or add The Firs as a life insurance policy beneficiary. Some name The Firs in their trust or may establish a gift annuity contract. Others give a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or even tangible items such as property, land, automobiles or boats.
The Firs is a member in good standing of the ECFA (Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability) and go through a full audit every year.
One of our primary concerns at The Firs and camp firwood is to do all that we can do to keep camp affordable and not just available to the wealthy. We do this by relying on contributions to our General Fund and, therefore, subsidizing the growing expenses of our programs. But for many still, that is not enough. So we have established a Campership Fund which serves as a means for parents who can’t afford to send their kids to camp to actually get the chance to do just that. Through this fund we are able to disburse $25-$50,000 per year but the needs are much greater. Contributions to this fund go directly to helping get these kids to camp.
Firwood Improvement Fund
The ministry of Camp Firwood has always been about one thing – providing a setting where people will experience the Biblical message of Jesus Christ. Camp Firwood has been richly blessed by a network of relationships built over many years and by supporters whose lives have been impacted by the ministry and who believe in the vision. We are grateful for you!