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
  • Power Painter
  • Cleaning Supplies
Office items
  • Permanent Marker
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • 3-Prong pocket folders
  • Copy paper
  • Masking and Painter’s Tape
Program items
  • New Revised Standard Bibles (new or gently used)
  • Garden Supplies
  • Sharpies and fabric markers
  • Mason Jars
  • Canvas
  • Construction Papers
  • 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 (noodles, 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)
  • Water tanks (100-500 gallon)

2019 Annual Appeal Letter

Greetings from Camp Chippewa!

We hope your 2019 has been filled with blessings and peace. This year Camp Chippewa has continued to grow with the help of many people, volunteers, campers, staff, and the blessings of our gracious God. While we experienced some setbacks due to storm damage, through our Summer Camps, Institute, Fall Festival, Volunteer Work Retreats, Winter Camp, and After-School Programs, 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 back on this past summer, we served over 800 overnight campers, continuing to grow each year. In addition to our overnight programs, we also provided Day Camp opportunities for children in the community through Ottawa Recreation Commission and Small Steps Day Care. Outside of June and July, Chippewa hosted guest groups each weekend this year by providing a safe, clean, and faith-driven faciltiy for guest from many different organizations, churches, and schools, to come together in fellowship as they enjoy the wonder of camp. With the hard work and gifts of many people like you, we are able to bring all of these people to the saving knowledge of Christ by providing activities, meals, and lodging.

God is Good! He works in might and mysterious ways, through the hands and hearts of incredible Chippewa campers, staff, volunteers and you. Your gifts allow for continued growth and development to improve programs and facilities at Camp Chippewa so we can positively affect the lives of all who come to Chippewa. 

Your contributions, that you so graciously share, allow more people to eperience God’s trasformational love. Whether it be time, skills, resources, knowledge, or money, your generous gift allows God’s hand to be at work your-round at Camp Chippewa.

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

Grace & Peace, 

James Rickner, Camp Director
The Camp Chippewa Site Council