HLBC Donation Policy
Donations to Hastings Lake Lutheran Bible Camp Association (Hastings) are accepted gratefully
to further the mission to “Make Christ Known”. Donations to Hastings are to be spent with the
discretion of the current Hastings Board, which represents the broader association. Individuals
donating to camp are encouraged to designate their donation to an existing fund or item on the
wish list at the time of donation. All existing funds and wish list items are approved by motion of
the Hastings board. The Hastings Board will thoughtfully consider suggestions from Hastings
membership for new funds or items to be included on the wish list. Funds may have additional
policies for use (see Addendum).
In light of Christian giving, Hastings believes donations are to be freely given, without conditions attached. “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV).
Hastings values the support of its membership, including gifts of time, talents, and financial
resources. Hastings will strive to show gratitude to all supporters, donors, and volunteers in a
consistent manner. The support of Hastings membership will be informally acknowledged at
Hastings events and publications. Hastings will not permit donor-directed naming rights as a
form of gift acknowledgement.
I. Gretch Woolery Campership Fund.
The Gretch Woolery Campership Fund exists to provide financial assistance to campers
in need, so that camp is accessible to all. Donors can choose to designate donations to
this fund. Camperships are given to campers at the discretion of the Camp Director. At
the end of each year, any unused money in the Gretch Woolery Campership Fund is
absorbed into the General Fund, and does not roll over to the next year.