Attract Grow Sustain A Campaign to purposely steward the resources of Camp Oak Hill
GOD PLANTS SEEDS
camp oak Hill is building the foundation for christian leadership.
in 1973 the doors of oAk hill high sChool in grAnville County Closed And god plAnted A seed in the heArt of A rAleigh business mAn, gregory poole, Jr., whiCh would leAd him to dreAm About whAt this vACAted property Could beCome. over the next four decades camp oak Hill became known as a fun-filled, christian-based summer camp. A place where the focus is clear and the mission—to make christ known by lovingly presenting Him through God’s word, Godly example, servant leadership, and building relationships in the camp setting— is lived out every day. with christ as the model, campers learn how to become servant leaders in schools, communities, and in our world. today, Camp oak hill continues to plant seeds in the next generation of Christian leaders.
leadership program growth 123
number of Campers includes AcE, Lit, cAP and the new middle school leadership program (YLP) added in 2013
attract grow sustain
83% of all christians make their commitment to Jesus between the ages of 4 and 14. â€”international bible society
CAmp hAs been blessed with steAdy enrollment in summer CAmp. more CAmpers= more impACt! yearly Camper enrollment growth 1330*
At camp oak Hill, we believe so strongly in our mission that we want to attract even more kids to camp. Allowing our programs to grow to full capacity offers more resources to sustain the ministry and to share the impact of christâ€™s life-changing love.
number of Campers (beds) *capacity
FACILITIES SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS
i want to be here because i get to have fun and learn about God at the same time. —Camper, Age 10
the strongest CAmp progrAms Are dynAmiC— ConstAntly ChAllenging its leAdership to provide the highest quAlity progrAms to support its mission. Camp oak hill is no different. the Board of Directors completed a thorough and strategic master site planning process to determine the best use of the land and facilities. Knowing that feedback from parents and campers consistently cited water activities as most critical to the camp experience, the Board placed the greatest priority on replacing the original camp swimming pool and completing the waterfront area of the new lake. in addition, the Board chose to upgrade the facilities most central to all campers—the dining hall and legacy cabin bathrooms.
projected Attract grow sustain budget rebuilding the swimming pool
Modernizing the waterfront
Dining Hall and bathroom upgrades
campaign expenses, etc. totAl investment
*$103,112 was already committed at the launch of this campaign.
THE IMPACT pool
Fun for a week Relationships for a lifetime
to address the critical need of the aging aquatics facilities, the new pool will offer the following BENEFITS:
Better accommodate swimmers of all ages and abilities
More activity areas (vortex slide, volleyball, basketball, rain tunnel)
Increased camper engagement
More diverse programming for camp-wide activities
Diverse depths that will maximize the overall pool usage
Saltwater system to help with camper allergies
THE IMPACT waterfront
I learned that God made me, He loves me, and He has something just for me. â€”Camper, Age 7
waterfront development will enhance the overall camper experience. THE WATERFRONT WILL: Provide much-needed programming for our oldest campers, a specific target population for enrollment growth
Increase camper retention
Make area accessible for longer periods of time and at different times throughout the day with addition of open shelter and restrooms
Create cool fun on those hot summer days with the addition of the Wet Willie Slide, boating/swimming docks, rope swing, and enlarged beach/swimming areas
THE IMPACT UPgrades/Repairs
I learned that I am worthy to be His child through Christ and nothing can separate me from Him. â€”Camper, Age 7
dining hall, bathroom and shower upgrades will strengthen and reinforce the appeal and efficiency of OUR facilities. UPGRADES/REPAIRS Much needed makeover of the eight legacy cabin bathroom shower facilities (27 years old)
Prevent water damage from an aging Dining Hall roof
Ward off further deterioration of Dining Hall siding
Original cabin bathrooms will be refreshed with new showers, tile, sinks and toilets to keep our facilities on par with our neighboring camps. And, the dining hall roof and siding will be replaced to repair the destruction caused from persistent woodpeckers and simple aging.
ITâ€™S HOW OLD?
27 YEAR OLD 31 DINING HALL ROOF/SIDING YEAR OLD SHOWER FACILITIES
WALK WITH US
We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done. —Psalm 78:4
For nearly 40 years Camp Oak Hill has faithfully delivered God’s word and revealed God’s love to its campers, counselors, and families. The Board of Directors and the staff are fully committed to continuing to obediently deliver the mission that God has set for Camp Oak Hill. In order to ensure the continuous delivery of this precious mission, Camp Oak Hill must be able to attract campers, grow its programs, and sustain its operations. The successful completion of the Attract Grow Sustain Campaign will position Camp for decades of faithful service. However, realizing the dream of this campaign will require the collective resources of those who love Camp Oak Hill and share its conviction to deliver its mission.
For those who connect our faith, ideals and values to the people and experiences of Camp Oak Hill, now is the time to step forward as stewards in support of this effort. With God’s grace and our combined support, we can position Camp Oak Hill to impact the hearts of kids for Christ for decades to come. We invite you to prayerfully consider your own participation and to walk with us on this journey.
Camp Location 1528 Oak Hill Road | Oxford, NC 27565 | 919.693.2990
Raleigh Business Office 3824 Barrett Drive, Suite 303 | Raleigh, NC 27609 | 919.782.2888 | campoakhill.org