Monetary Donations

Your tax-exempt monetary donation goes directly to the ministry of Camp Chippewa. This includes; summer & winter camps, Institute, volunteer work days, animal care, grounds improvement, continuing education, community events, after-school programs, & more! 

Support the day-to-day operations of the camp. This fund pays for:

  • Grounds & building improvement
  • Animal care
  • New programs & resources
  • Continuing education

and more! 

Support the Chippewa herd. This fund pays for:

  • Feed
  • Hay
  • Vet care
  • Tack

Learn more about the Bless-a-Horse program here.

Help a camper come to camp! This fund allows us to remove financial barriers to allow all children, youth, and adults to experience the magic of camp.


If you’ve felt a special connection to Camp Chippewa in your life, we’d love to be a part of your living legacy here on earth. Call the camp office at 785-242-6797 for more information.

Wish list

For more information or to check on currently needed items, contact the camp office. In addition to the items below, check out our Amazon Wishlist.

Facility equipment
  • Utility Trailer With Tilt Bed (bumper-pull)
  • Any Construction Materials (2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s, ½” and ¾” plywood, etc)
  • Golf Cart
  • 6-10ft Brush Hog
  • Pole Saw
Health and Safety
  • Lightening Detector
  • First Aid Supplies (band-aids, gauze, latex-free gloves…)
Housekeeping and Food Service
  • Brooms (both inside and outside)
  • Mops/Mop Heads
  • Cleaning Supplies
Office items
  • Permanent Marker
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 3-Prong pocket folders
  • Copy paper
  • Masking and Painter’s Tape
Program items
  • Garden Supplies
  • Sharpies and fabric markers
  • Canvas
  • Friendship Bracelet String
  • Craft Supplies (Beads, Glitter, Glue, Embroidery Thread, Markers,)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Tie-Dye
  • Balls (playground, basketballs, volleyballs)
Waterfront items
  • Fishing poles
  • Pool toys (dive rings, Nerf balls, etc.)
  • Goggles
  • Canoes 
Site improvements
(financial donations and volunteer labor)
  • Repair entrance cabin
  • Outdoor labyrinth
  • Covered riding arena
  • Additional benches at the outdoor chapel and gravel/screenings spread
  • Sports fields and equipment (soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, etc.)
  • Outdoor fire ring with seating for 150
Horse-related items
  • Riding helmets:
    • 2 extra large
    • 3 medium
    • 3 small
    • 3 extra small (6 3/4″ and smaller)
  • Lead ropes (prefer cotton with the bull snap; easier for youth to handle)
  • Rain covers for saddles (10)
  • Grooming brushes and curry combs
  • Neoprene cinches (30″, 32″, 34″) (10 or more)
  • Halters (medium to large) (6 or more)
  • 14″-16″ western saddles (good condition)
  • T-post and barbed wire
  • Saddle pads (10)
  • Navajo blankets (10)

2021 Annual Appeal Letter

Greetings from Camp Chippewa!


We hope your year has been filled with blessings and peace. In 2021, Camp Chippewa has continued to grow with the help of many supporters, volunteers, campers, and staff, and most of all, the blessings of our gracious God. While we experienced some setbacks in our Summer Camps, Institute, and Volunteer Work Retreats, due to Covid-19, we worked together to share the knowledge and love of Christ with all, through nature and fellowship. The mission of Chippewa is to provide an atmosphere, in a simple outdoor setting, where individuals can experience the presence of God in nature, form a relationship with Jesus Christ and others, nurture one’s journey as a disciple of our Lord and Savior, experience spiritual and personal growth and renewal, and serve non-profit groups for the betterment of God’s world. This mission requires the help of many, and resonates in the countless memories, stories, and testimonies of anyone whose life was changed by Camp Chippewa.


As we reflect on this past summer, we served 665 campers, providing Day Camp opportunities for the Ottawa Recreation Commission summer program, church groups, and families, as well as overnight retreats. Our wonderful horses were in on the fun as well, providing riding lessons for developing riders. With the compassionate support and gifts of Chippewa family members like you, we are able to bring all who enter our gates to the saving knowledge of Christ by providing activities and lodging in the beautiful, natural setting of God’s creation.


God is Good! He works in mighty and mysterious ways, through the hands and hearts of the incredible Chippewa campers, staff, volunteers, and supporters, like you. Your gifts allow for the continued growth, development, and improvement of programs, facilities, and outreach at Camp Chippewa, allowing us to positively affect the lives of those we serve. Your contributions, which you so graciously share, allow more people to experience God’s transformational love. Whether it be time, skills, resources, knowledge, or money, your generous gift allows God’s hand to be at work year-round.


In this season of thanksgiving and celebration, please consider making a gift to support our mission. We thank you for your support and invite you to be a part of God’s magnificent creation at Camp Chippewa, where Faith and Fun come together!


Grace & Peace,

James Rickner, Camp Director

The Camp Chippewa Site Council



Camp Chippewa Office

2577 Idaho Road
Ottawa, KS 66067-9007
Phone: 785-242-6797
Fax: 785-242-8525