Canoeing

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Canoeing ranks as one of the all-time favorite activities among our campers.  The lake is so big that you could canoe for several hours and still have tons to explore. Because lake Hancock is shallow, the middle of the lake has an unusual amount of plant-life. In fact, you can find a number of different plants and birds in the green patches in the middle of the lake. It almost appears as though the lake encircles a small island. Upon further investigation though, the grassy patches appear to be the remnant of the drought from a few years ago.

Now that the lake is back to normal capacity, our campers can take full advantage of the canoeing and scenery surrounding our beautiful lake Hancock.

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Some have said that Lakewood Retreat is the best kept secret in Brooksville, FL. In fact, I am regularly meeting people that have never heard of Lakewood Retreat. It doesn’t take much effort to get these churches and groups excited about what Lakewood has to offer. The challenge is getting our name out to these churches and groups. To help speed the process up, Lakewood Retreat would like to utilize Christian radio advertising in the Tampa Bay area. For those who would like to participate, we have worked out a sponsorship plan.

 

1. Platinum Sponsorship $600 or $100 per month for 6 months (up to 4 sponsors)

~Name of business included in 25% of our radio ads

~Name and website link to business in a Facebook post (over 1,500 likes)

~Name and website link to business in our monthly newsletter (over 1,200 email contacts)

~Name and website link to business on www.LakewoodRetreat.org for 6 months in a new page titled Sponsorship (over 500 visitors weekly to the website)

 

2. Gold Sponsorship $300 or $50 per month for 6 months

~Name and website link to business in a Facebook post (over 1,500 likes)

~Name and website link to business in our monthly newsletter (over 1,200 email contacts)

~Name and website link to business on www.LakewoodRetreat.org for 6 months in a new page titled Sponsorship (over 500 visitors weekly to the website)

 

3. Silver Sponsorship $150 or $25 per month for 6 months

~Name and website link to business on www.LakewoodRetreat.org for 6 months in a new page titled Sponsorship (over 500 visitors weekly to the website)

~Name and website link to business in our monthly newsletter (over 1,200 email contacts)

Summer Camp Letters

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At Lakewood Retreat, our goal is to use the facilities to promote the transformational message of the Gospel. Even though we are just a small part in this transformation work, nothing thrills us more than receiving a note from a camper expressing the change that took place in their heart. No doubt, every life is changed to some degree during there stay here, but occasionally, a camper finds the need to pen some extra special words of encouragement.

In reality, many of you take part in the ministry of Lakewood Retreat. Some of you have given financially to make Lakewood Retreat a reality. Others have donated supplies or time so that the facilities could be well-kept. Still others have taken part as prayer warriors–keeping the camp and the staff in your prayers. For those who have taken part of the ministry of Lakewood Retreat, these thank you notes are as much addressed to you as they are to us. We have all partnered together to advance the Gospel in the lives of our campers.

Every year we have opportunities to serve summer campers who are not financially able to pay for camp. This year is no different. We have already been made aware of some who are just not able to financially afford to come. These campers rely on the generous donations of sponsors. If you would like to help take part in providing a way for a summer camper to come to Lakewood, let us know. You can email the office at info@lakewoodretreat.org or call 352-796-4097.