Show your support in our 12 Days of Giving, December 1 to 12! Our goal is to raise $1,000 each day, which will count toward our six month, $200,000 fundraising goal. We need your help today because the world needs Caroline Furnace tomorrow!
NEW! Check out our Giving Back cards, the perfect gift for the person who already has everything.
Now accepting Summer Staff / Support Staff / LIT! applications.
Summer Camp pre-registration is open. Give camp for Christmas!
New dates for Wild Women Retreat: February 26-28. BeerReformation dates remain the same: January 22-24. Both will be hosted in the Cabin Village to allow for space to spread out. More info in the Gift Guide below.
We are OPEN for Family & Group Retreats this winter. Let's plan a safe getaway for your family. Book at least 14 days in advance.
Questions? Reply to this email for more info!
Because the World Needs Caroline Furnace Tomorrow
Six Month Goal: $200,000
Number of Gifts: 119
Gifts Total: $78,187
Note: Follow along as this tree fills with leaves! Each leaf represents one gift and the leaves get darker for larger gifts. The cardinals represent gifts of greater than $5,000. The average gift is $100.
Get a shareable, print-friendly PDF of the fall mail update here:
Or mail a check to 2239 Camp Roosevelt Rd. Fort Valley, VA 22652
Join us for 12 days of giving, December 1 to 12. Our goal is to raise $1,000 each day to help us reach our six month goal of $200,000.
Your continued and generous partnership in ministry will ensure we reach next summer, and the next, so campers and counselors may return once again to sing by a campfire, run through the fields, swim in the lake, look up at the stars, and build community together - for decades to come.
The Lord has provided us with wonderful gifts, that we may proclaim the gospel boldly through Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center.
Give the kind of holiday cheer that is sure to last all year long!
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Select Caroline Furnace as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases, with no extra cost to you. All you have to do is use your existing account to shop at smile.amazon.com. This can really add up for Caroline Furnace (it's like Christmas for your favorite nonprofit!) and is especially true right now, with the growth in online shopping in 2020 and the upcoming holiday season. Get set up at the link below and give back while doing your online shopping!
What gift do you get for the person who already has everything? This holiday season, give a gift that gives back! Your gift brings that Christmas-morning-kind-of-excitement to our summer campers, retreat guests, and staff all year long.
Give in honor or memory of a loved one this holiday season, then print a custom Caroline Furnace Christmas card to share!
Winter Camp at Home ($20) - is weekly on Sunday afternoons, 4:30 to 6pm. Session One is October 18 to December 13. Session Two is January 17 to March 14. Cost is $20 per session. Spend time with your favorite camp counselors each week, building community, participating in group discussions, and having fun with games and activities together!
Camping Trip ($50/night for up to 10 people OR $10/person/night group rate) - Primitive campsites are available year-round and include a campfire circle, potable water source, and bathroom access. And here's a secret that we don't share with just anyone - our stargazing is best in the winter!
Personal or Couple Retreat ($100/night) - Plan a (safe) getaway to Fort Valley. The Loft has cozy, modern accommodations, with central heat/air, a fully equipped kitchen, and Wi-Fi. Get away from the noise and spend time alone (or together) in reflection, creativity, and/or rest.
Retreat Registration - BeerReformation (Jan 22-24) or Wild Women (Feb 26-28) ($115 for the weekend) - Join us for a weekend of fellowship and renewal. Retreat cost includes modern-rustic lodging and scratch-made meals. Retreat details TBD; additional covid-related precautions will follow current guidance. Both retreats will be in the Cabin Village and include a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, to allow the group to spread out.
Family Retreat ($100-200/night for up to 10 people) - We are open for family retreats year-round in the Farmhouse and the Loft. Let's plan a safe, local getaway for your family!
Summer Camp ($450+) - Give a child the gift of Summer Camp! Choose from Classic, Adventure, and Specialty Camps. Spend a week living and playing in God's beautiful creation - swimming, hiking, playing games, creekwalking, stargazing, crafting, and more. Summer Camp is offered to grades 1 to 12.
Giving Back Card ($10+) - the perfect gift for the person who already has everything! Give the gift of giving back this holiday season, and send a gift to Caroline Furnace in honor of or in memory of a loved one.
Questions? Reply to this email for more info!
To Sign up for Winter Camp at Home, Summer Camp, and the BeerReformation and Wild Women Retreats:
Summer Staff / Support Staff / Leaders in Training (LIT!)
Our staff and LIT! applications are now open. Gain real world experience in marketable skills, form lifelong connections, and live and play in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Every week is a new adventure! Flexible academic internships and college credit are available.
We are offering every opportunity to experience Summer Camp in 2021 (and before!). Come as a family, as an overnight camper, or from home!
NEW! Winter Camp at Home is weekly on Sunday afternoons, 4:30 to 6pm. Session Two is January 17 to March 14. Cost is $20 per session. Spend time with your favorite camp counselors each week, building community, participating in group discussions, and having fun with games and activities together!