Cedar Camps


Giving Tree


LETTING THE NEEDS BE KNOWN!  Thank all you cherished angels for giving CedarS both facilities and campership funding that are worthy of its holy mission!  The list below represents ~100 needs across camp heading into 2017.   Even a small donation will show your BIG heart and come together with others' gifts to make a real difference. Thank you for supporting CedarS and the dear ones we serve!


Top Needs of the Week: Help make our Sports Center ready for fall Bible conferences (and acoustically ideal for summer programs too!)

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Sturdy Conference Tables (18" wide folding)$194.0012210
Rolling Storage Cart for conference tables$257.00101

Maintenance Musts (MATCHED up to $25k if given by 12-31)

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Protect a worker's ears (1 set of ear plugs)$1.0020012575
Replace a light bulb (LED when practical)$4.001001260
Experience the feel of the ocean (buy pool salt)$6.0020043157
Winterize a toilet, sink, or floor drain (antifreze)$7.001254877
Replace an A/C filter$8.00402119
Fix a pot hole (grade & gravel)$10.001004753
Put new batteries in a smoke detector (9v, AA)$12.0024380
Seal a deck (sealer only)$25.001004456
Change the oil on a camp vehicle$45.00371918
Help retire our flats (purchase a new tire)$200.00401426
Purchase a leaf vacuum and mulcher$1500.00101
Repair the Bobcat$5000.00101
Replace an air conditioning unit$8000.00101

Camperships: Make CedarS possible for a worthy Sunday School student.

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
CedarS Express Bus between St. Louis airport and CedarS (covers 1-way)$42.001001000
Actual cost of a week of camp, which earns you a listing on our Campership Backers Wall. About $125k in campership requests have been granted from Unrestricted gifts to honor our top priority of getting kids to camp, BUT this cuts BIGTIME into our operating budget! About $50k more in camperships are being requested. Thanks for helping to cover this need without creating an operations shortfall!$1250.003003000

Adopt the Herd: Gifts will be MATCHED up to $50,000!

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Single horse shoe$3.00650183467
Lead rope$5.0035450
Fence Posts (4x4) for miniature horse area$8.0020023177
Fence boards (16-ft) for miniature horse area$11.0035014336
Western bits$30.008100
One round bale of hay$35.0050035465
Western cinches$50.0018153
Men's Western boots (size 12+)$75.00532
One month's feed & care (per horse)$145.006006000
Western saddles$650.0016016

Aquatics: Swim lessons, paddle sports, water safety & fun

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Pool Noodles$1.0060700
Pool Diving Rings$2.0024240
Add third seat to two-seater canoes$35.00880
Stand-Up Paddleboard (child size)$125.00826
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for a counselor (per person cost)$274.0024321
Stand-Up Paddleboard (full size)$750.00101

Arts & Crafts

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Friendship bracelet thread$1.0048540
Watercolor Paint Set$5.0012170
Beads (jumbo bucket)$8.00220
Tie Dye Supplies (for one class)$10.00601446
Basket Weaving (multi-color reeds)$18.00817

Christian Science CARE for all Campers & Staff

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
2016 Christian Science Hymnal Supplements$17.001501750
Replenish Care Kits (for trips, vehicles, activity sites)$20.0050644
Contribution toward Resident Christian Science Practitioner services$100.00501436
Contribution toward Resident Christian Science Nursing services$100.0050545


ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Dust Masks$1.001002278
Deck Scrubbers$8.0015114
Dryer sheets (240 count)$8.5015213
Shower Curtains$10.0015312
Cabin fan$50.0015312
Cabin mattress$115.0025025
Cleaning chemicals for the summer (matched!)$2500.00101

Musical Theater Program: Wizard of Oz (Summer 2017)

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Help sponsor a Musical Theater camper (3 weeks' tuition)$1.0022203891831
Give toward costumes$5.00503911
Acrylic paint for sets (1/2-gallon)$16.00440
Play License: scripts, musical scores, production rights$750.00101


ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Double our Wifi speed! (Cost= $2,400/year more than our current rate).$1.0024005791821
Pens (12-pack)$2.5020220
Post-it Notes (pkg)$3.001248
Sharpies (package)$4.00817
Dry Erase Markers (package)$5.00835
Copy Paper (box)$35.0012210
Printer Ink$100.0012111
Toner for Copier$150.00808
New Computer and Software for Executive Director$950.00110

Ropes Course, Zipline, and Outdoor Skills

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Wooden Matches$1.001004060
Worms For Fishing, Composting$2.5012120
Gloves (for zipline)$3.0020812
Fishing Poles$25.00680
Climbing Wall Belay Training for a counselor (per person cost)$25.0012130
Ropes (for Cave & Climb trip)$100.00211
Ropes Course Facilitator Training for a counselor (per person cost)$240.0012111
Camping tent (8-person)$529.00101
New Tarzan bridge for Outdoor Cooking and Building Program's treehouse village$5500.00101

Ski Program: Over 200 campers got up behind a boat last summer! And nearly every camper rode the new cable ski.

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
One day's electricity for the cable ski system$5.00702050
Replacement bindings$15.0012111
Ski Rope$25.00422
Boat Driver Safety Course for a counselor (per person cost)$41.5012120
Winterize a CedarS ski boat (matched!)$200.00624
New propeller for "CJ" (Malibu with tower)$200.00101
Cable Ski Operator Training for a counselor (per person cost)$200.0012012
Rebuild transmission for "Scout" (Mastercraft)$700.00101
Annual rental fees for covered slip & lift (pays for one boat)$751.00606

Sports (land-based)

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
Tennis Racquet Grip$1.0024240
Ping Pong Paddles$3.00890
Ping Pong Balls (18-pack)$5.00230
Field Marking Paint (1 can)$7.0016016
Replacement bowstrings (for archery)$10.001248
Soccer Balls$20.00220
Target Faces (for Archery)$25.001239
Archery Instructor Clinic for a counselor (per person cost)$37.0012012
Archery target cores$75.00202

The Priceless Gift of Prayer

ItemCostGoalFulfilledStill NeededDonate
I commit to praying for CedarS and today's youth. (Click "Donate 1")$0.001000137863


Claim your pure-as-gold heritage! - Most of us don’t like the word sin. And, yet, those of...
Latest Lesson Application Idea


Get free weekly uplifting newsletters (available in English, Spanish, French, German and now in Portuguese!)
Subscribe or Update Subscription


Find CedarS on Facebook for the latest news, heart-warming fruitage, facility upgrades and more!
Go to the CedarS' Facebook Page