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Quick Updates:
  • Thank you for your abundant generosity in #12DaysofGiving! With the help of over 60 donors, we raised $19,294 in just 12 days! We will continue to rely on your generous support throughout this pandemic - because the world needs Caroline Furnace tomorrow!
  • NEW! Need a last minute gift? Or are you searching for a special gift that doesn't require shipping? Check out our Giving Back cards, the perfect gift for the person who already has everything.
  • Summer 2021 interviews have begun. Apply for Summer Staff / Support Staff / LIT! today! Please share with any young adults who may be interested.
  • 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 & Small Group Retreats this winter. Let's plan a safe getaway for your family. Book at least 14 days in advance.
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Because the World Needs Caroline Furnace Tomorrow
Six Month Goal: $200,000

Number of Gifts: 174

Gifts Total: $94,458 

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:
Fall Update (PDF)

View and share our 2 minute fall campaign video here: 
Fall Update (Video)
We will get through this together. Saving your outdoor ministry starts NOW.

1. Send an above-and-beyond, one-time gift between now and March 2021.

2. Set up online 20 for 20 monthly giving (ACH preferred) in 2020 and beyond.

3. Ask your church leaders about congregational support for Caroline Furnace.

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Or mail a check to 2239 Camp Roosevelt Rd. Fort Valley, VA 22652
NEW! Giving Back Cards
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!
Print Your Giving Back Cards
2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Give Camp!
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:
Register Online
To learn more about Personal, Couple, and Family Retreats or Camping Trips:
Learn more about Retreat Options
Summer 2021: Pre-Register TODAY!
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.
Learn more about Summer Staff
Apply for Summer Staff / Support Staff / LIT!
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!

2021 Update: Our Coalition of Virginia's Overnight Summer Camps is working closely with Governor Northam's office and the Virginia Department of Health to develop an action plan and guidelines for Summer 2021. 

View Summer 2021 Updates and Schedule
Sign Up for Winter Camp at Home!
Email or call the office at (540) 449-0012

We Appreciate Your Continued Support and Grace
Our mission is to provide unforgettable faith, education, and renewal experiences in God's creation for all God's people.
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