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bill_jr
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Has any agency developed a promotional program for a youth summer camp? We are interested in generating

donations for youth groups to attend summer camp for five fun filled days for only $275.00 per child.

This particular group is part of the Knox County Southern Baptist Association, however, it is open to all denominations.

They also offer retreats year round at a beautiful camp area not far from the Great Smokey Mountains.

Any feedback or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Member 204
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The idea of getting local business involved is a good one.  Most are interested in helping kids.

What has worked best for our church is to ask the congregation on a local church to support their youth going to camp.

Present a slide show during the church service that tells just how great this will be for them.  Then ask the congregation to contribute outside of their regular pledge.  Have envelope ready marked  "Send a Kid to Camp for two weeks.  It will benefit them for a lifetime."

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kschaefer
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Have been very involved in Christian Youth Camping virtually my entire life.  I would echo Tony's thoughts about tapping into the church's that have been active at the camp.  I assume the facility is also used for rentals - so some of those groups that have had good experiences at the camp could be good resources for sponsorship donations.

I would also take a look at where the current paying campers come from.  In my experience, there is often clusters of common church's that these kids come from. They would also be good prospects for sponsorship underwriting.

Lastly, I would look at some web resources like GoFundMe.  This a crowdsourcing site dedicated to raising funds for philanthropic and benevolent causes.  I would definitely post there.  But you have to create a compelling story - but hey, you are in advertising so that should be the easy part!

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