The purpose of Kedleston is to provide a camp experience that draws people into a deeper relationship with God where He can change their lives – kids and adults alike.
Kedleston was founded in 1945 by sponsoring churches and the heavy lifting – donations of time, talent, and treasure – was done by a committed group of volunteers. The land that was purchased was already surveyed for a subdivision. The decision was made to lease those lots to people who supported Camp as a way for them to be close to Camp and continue to make a significant contribution.
Today, Kedleston relies on a committed community of supporters drawn from those who attend Camp, supporting churches, and Cabin Owners for donations of time, talent, and treasure – just like when the Camp was founded – to ensure that we are able to provide an excellent opportunity for almost 1400 campers to experience God each season.
LEASE & CABIN OWNER FAQ
HOW CAN I SUPPORT CAMP?
Volunteering time with activities such as:
Opening Up Camp each year cleaning away the winter dust, cobwebs, etc.
Grounds keeping, fix-it projects, and ongoing cleaning/maintenance.
Working a week (or more!) at Camp as a counselor, boat driver, skills instructor, Nurse, Cook, Kitchen Help, Lifeguard, leading worship, childcare worker, or using another skill you have!
Coordinating small or large projects such as renovations, painting, construction, facilitating strategic planning, fundraising, etc.
Closing up Camp for the season
Using your specialized skills from your employment to help Camp serve others (e.g. accounting, serving on Board, Journeyman trade, etc.)
Watch for volunteer opportunities on Facebook or contact the Camp to learn more about how you can help!
Camp registrations cover only about half the cost of Camp and the rest is covered by donations. Our registration fees are low compared to other camps and we aim to keep Camp accessible for as many people as possible. We run a lean ship but it does cost funds to maintain the Camp property as a venue for activities and staff it for everyone’s enjoyment.
We take donations anytime but encourage supporters to consider monthly pre-authorized withdrawals from their bank account or credit card.
Encouraging others to attend Camp:
Maintaining the grounds and staffing would be meaningless if we didn’t have a big reason for Camp. We want others attend Camp so God can change them more and more and have fun times with other Christ-followers. Camp supporters encourage others to come to Camp and send their kids to Camp.
HOW CAN I LEASE A LOT AT KEDLESTON?
The Camp Board must approve all leaseholders. When someone leases a lot, the Camp is making a long-term commitment to that person and seeks a long-term commitment from the leaseholder. Kedleston leases lots to people who have demonstrated sustained support of Camp for at least the previous three years. All Cabin Owners much fulfill the criteria of “Schedule B” to the lease during their tenancy.
Once someone is approved to be a leaseholder, he/she can purchase the leasehold improvements from another Cabin Owner who is selling.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR APPROVAL TO BECOME A LEASEHOLDER?
To apply to become a leaseholder, please complete an application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.