An Appeal From the Board of Directors
A remaining $198,000 debt needs immediate attention. To help retire this debt, the board of directors is appealing to alumni, pastors, campers, and friends who have been impacted by Northland over the decades. The current team has taken great care to meet all financial obligations and continues to responsibly operate Northland to provide future financial stability. But this one large need cannot be taken care of by daily operations, camp and retreat registration fees, or regular budgeted funds.
The Unique Story
Northland was founded by Paul Patz who envisioned a special place to train a generation of Christian servants who would evidence Christian character, be strong thinkers, and have a genuine love for the Lord. Because of scores of friends and ministry supporters, Northland became that special place, for tens of thousands of people. Northland continues to emphasize having a heart for God, a heart for holiness, a heart for service, and a heart for people. On behalf of Northland’s founder, friends, staff, and the thousands of constituents, let’s move this ministry forward together.
For over 55 years, Northland has been funded through the sacrifice and investment of churches and friends and has provided affordable camp and academic programs in a beautiful facility. But Northland is more than “brick and mortar;” it is about God’s working in people’s lives.
The “Now” Opportunity
At this time, committed Northland friends and supporters are pressing forward to continue serving campers, students, churches, and the international community for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Here are just a few of the opportunities happening now.
NOW #1: Family camps are filling up with hundreds of families who desire a camping experience that is refreshing, relaxing, and reviving. With four weeks of family camp, Northland is able to serve, at capacity, about 400 families, representing about 1500 summer campers.
NOW #2: Churches are contacting us to schedule their young people for a week of camp for the upcoming summer and summers to come. At capacity, Northland is able to serve over 2000 young people each summer.
NOW #3: International students are registering for English immersion programs and cultural integration opportunities. These unique two-week programs will allow Northland to serve about 1000 international campers each summer, and even more campers in the winter season.
NOW #4: A multitude of organizations, representing churches, schools, and specialized groups, are reserving dates to enjoy Northland.
NOW #5: We are in the exciting, initial stages of merging international long-term education programs on the Northland campus with leadership and ministry institute training programs for U.S. students.
This is an incredible opportunity to invest in Northland’s future with end-of-year, tax-deductible giving. Every gift will be used in its entirety to satisfy the debt or according to the donor's wishes.