Support our Staff

If you don’t just want to give to our Annual Fund, there are some other ways you can support the ministry here at Camp Piankatank.  If you want to give money, but you want to know exactly where it goes, one specific way you can help is by supporting our summer staff.

Our summer staff work tirelessly for 3 months out of the summer.  All of them are college students, who have been called by God to give up their summer for His purposes.  They could make more money, they could probably have more fun, but they aren’t concerned about those things.  They want to make a difference in a child’s life.  They sacrifice time, money, and sleep to be faithful to God’s call.

At Camp Piankatank we have made a commitment to provide a salary for our summer staff.  We don’t expect them to raise their own support like many other camps, because this is something we want to do for them to show our appreciation for them.  However, this doesn’t change the fact that salaries for our summer staff alone represent about 15% of our budget.  You can help alleviate this burden on us by participating in this new opportunity that we’re offering.  We want you to “Adopt a Counselor.”

The salary for a first-year counselor is $1500.  We don’t expect one person to fund the whole salary for a counselor. Maybe you can do $50/month for the three months they’re here? Whatever you can do will help. When you commit to “adopting” a counselor, we will send you a picture, and information about one of our counselors. But we don’t want your commitment to stop there. Our counselors love to get mail, and they love to know that people are praying for them. We would love for you to commit to doing this. In fact, even if you can’t monetarily support our staff, please consider supporting them in these ways. E-mail or call one of us here at camp, and we will be happy to send you the same information of one or multiple staff members. Other ways you can support them is by inviting them over for a home-cooked meal, or taking them out to a meal on a weekend. Whatever you can come up with will be a great benefit to them. Please consider “adopting” a counselor, and support them as they minister to children during the summer.  You can do this through the link below, or by mailing a check.


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Camp Piankatank is a ministry of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board