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The organization, CampLIFE!, was founded on the principles of James 1:27 of the Bible. John and Lynette Gillis were true believers in “religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” John took an opportunity in his life to provide a free summer camp experience to children of Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, Texas. John’s family and friends were a majority of volunteers and contributors, which provided a weekend retreat to include a full week of summer camp all in two and half days. For four years the amazing organization grew into relationships, families, friends, volunteers, and contributors. In 2002 CampLIFE! became a non-profit, 501(c)3 established, grant receiving organization that was considered a “model non-profit” by Texas area foundations and educational institutions.
- Campers must be escorted to camp by a parent or guardian. This allows the parents to connect with other fallen soldier families as well as provide support for each other. Currently, camp is offered in May (Mother’s Day weekend), August and November. CampLIFE! does not own property but rents an existing camp facility. In 2012, all camps were held at The Green Family camp, which is located in between Waco and Temple in Texas.
- Like any other summer camp CampLIFE! just wants to bring a few days of fun to these families. Camp consist of zip lines, climbing walls, challenge courses, swimming, canoes, kayaks, kick ball, campfire and S’MORES!!
CampLIFE!, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We file each year with the IRS using the post card method. All donations are tax deductible and our volunteer Board of Directors oversees that these funds are used only to support the CampLIFE! mission. For 10 years we have maintained 100% volunteer leaders and staff. CampLIFE! does not own property or fund any staff members with the donations or grants received. Our website, emails, camps, supplies, insurance, and activity equipment are what you can help support.1