$15,000 Reaches 2,000 Teens
Give a troubled teen a week at an incredible camp for just over $7 a teen!
The cities surrounding Camp El Saucillo want to send 2,000 troubled teens to camp this year. The cities will pay for the room and board but the Conference Center must be finished to handle that many teens!
First Teens Arrive Easter Week
We need to raise the funds by January 25th so that the Mexico staff need to start purchasing materials and prepare for the arrival of our construction leaders and the community volunteers. $15,000 will get the basic structure done. The in-country teams and volunteers will provide the furniture but if there are more donations to 30×500, there is much more that can be done.
Help Us Finish – We Only Need Walls
Over the last three years we have partnered construction expertise, leaders, and local contractors with hundreds of local volunteers to develop the infrastructure, bathrooms, and to raise the steel structure of the main conference center. The roof is on, there are bunks for 600 teens at a time, the activities are ready, the camp teachers and leaders are there. We just need walls, doors, and sheetrock for the meeting area and kitchen.
Changes Lives with a Donation
You can make a donation to the project below. If you want to give in the name of one of the 30 fundraisers, click “The Team” tab above. Thanks for helping!
1. Email Us
Shoot us a quick email to let us know you’re going to help fundraise & we’ll send you more details.
Visit our fundraising page at Donate.ly and click the fundraise button to set yourself up to raise money online for the cause!
Share the online campaign to your social networks. There are buttons at the fundraising page. Share this page too – just copy the link.
4. Know the Goal
The goal is to raise $500 before January 25th, 2015.
Camp El Saucillo is a 1,600 acre camp in Northern Mexico in the mountains. It is situated between the cities in Saltillo (population 2 million) and Monterrey (population 7 million). The camp is a joint effort by 27 churches with 8 years of success reaching adults, teens, and kids. El Saucillo is self-supporting and sustained by churches and donors in Mexico. From time to time, a group of US volunteers from several churches and local groups rally to infuse capital to develop the facility.
These investments continue because of the great success of the El Saucillo staff in making an impact on cities and people all over Mexico. One example is the strategic partnership with surrounding cities that are so impressed with the work of El Saucillo that city governments are organizing and sending groups of teens to camp. Each year the camp staff, expertise, activities, and impact grow having reached 1,000 for Christ this year alone.
El Saucillo has North America’s second longest zip-line coming down from a range into the main cabin area, a full survivor course to train values and leadership, a high ropes/pole course, sports fields, pool, and paintball range that are used throughout the year.
If you would like to learn more about the project or arrange for a larger gift, contact Doug at 678-856-8002.