OUR PAST Camp Lemieux began in 1950 with a vision of Reverend Richard Lariviere to provide a summer camp for Catholic youth in the former Diocese of Gravelbourg. Camp Lemieux is located on the west shore of Lac Pelletier south of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. We nurture the faith of youth through a Catholic Christian community, participation in the sacraments, and new experiences in an outdoor setting. Our program has a balance of fun, recreation, life skills and faith teachings. Campers are challenged to worship and love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and strength.
Between 2012 and 2017 registrations at Camp Lemieux consistently fell below 100 campers per summer, with ever increasing reliance on sponsorship to attend camp. Our historical model of only employing summer staff is no longer sustainable. With renewed effort this 2018 camp season, 170 youth between the ages of six and seventeen were welcomed and invited to grow in their faith while creating lasting memories with their friends. With your help, we are reflecting on current practices, responding to changing ministry needs, and changing the way we run. All to ensure a future for the next generation of faith and fun at Camp Lemieux.
OUR FUTURE The “Sharing our Faith. Securing our Future” campaign has been established to increase Camp Lemieux’s capacity ensuring our presence for future generations of youth. This campaign will focus on the following goals until the summer of 2020.
Hire and fund a full time Executive Director
Grow to full capacity and registrations of 300+ youth per summer
Provide year-round formation opportunities for youth and young adults
Strengthen relationships with parishes and communities served by Camp Lemieux
Capital plan to grow and maintain the camp for future generations.
WE CANNOT TURN TO OUR FUTURE WITHOUT YOU!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The “Sharing our Faith. Securing our Future” Campaign is looking to secure $250,000 by December 2020. These funds will allow Camp Lemieux to maximize its capacity as a Catholic Camp and in turn fill each of our camp offerings EVERY summer. A higher number of campers will in turn generate the revenue for our future administration and capital costs.
The Campaign has three key parts:
A FULL TIME EXECUTIVE DIECTOR: $80,000 investment into the full-time employment of an Executive Director for the next two years. $30,000 by May 2019, with an additional $50,000 by December 2019
MATTRESSES: $15,000 new mattresses for all cabins at Camp Lemieux
CAPITAL, MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS: $155,000 for capital
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Securing the services of an Executive Director allows Camp the ability to respond to ever changing ministry and administrative needs bringing the “Sharing our Faith, Securing our Future” campaign to full fruition. The Executive Director will be instrumental in promotions and camp relations. Working alongside the board, the Executive Director will develop ongoing programing and formation opportunities as well as provide stability in fundraising and administrative tasks moving forward. BY 2020, the Executive Director role will be self-sustaining.
MATTRESSES: Recent Public Health & Safety inspections encourage the replacement of all our mattresses as soon as possible. With the current mattresses between eight and ten years old they have reached the end of their life span. Replacing them ensures clean and comfortable beds are available for all those who attend Camp Lemieux today and in years to come.
CAPITAL: Longer term capital improvements will take our camp into the next 50 years. Needed repairs include repairing our docks, replacing our boat house, and repairing / upgrading cabins to allow for more campers, wheelchair accessibility, and facilities that support our programming.
Thank you for your time and prayerful consideration in assisting Camp Lemieux’s “Sharing our Faith, Securing our Future” campaign..
For more information Please contact our Executive Director: Marc Perrault
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 306-262-4655
A variety of donation options exist for the “Sharing our Faith, Securing our Future” campaign
YOU CAN DONATE NOW OUR SET UP MONTHLY DONATIONS from your Visa, MasterCard or American Express
Cheques Payable To Camp Lemieux: Camp Lemieux 239 4th Ave SE Swift Current, SK S9H 3L6
Direct deposit: Did you know that for as little as $30 direct deposit donation a month you could sponsor a youth's week at Camp Lemieux? For direct deposit, complete this downloadable PDF formand submit along with a void cheque to: Camp Lemieux 239 4th Ave SE Swift Current, SK S9H 3L6
Legacy Donations: Camp Lemieux has started receiving legacy donations. In response, a trust fund account has been activated to allow people to bequest monies to "Camp Lemieux" through their Will ensuring that their legacy continues to support and grow Camp.