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Deering Grant Recipients

The Deering Fund was established from the sale of the Deering Conference Center property in Deering New Hampshire in the late 1980s. Since then, this fund has continued to grow and now makes the Deering Grants possible. The funds that make all this possible is just from the interest alone; the principal is not being used.

Here are the 2017 recipients (to be awarded in Spring 2018)

Camp Cazedero (Cazedero, CA) and Camp Tamarack (Shaver Lake, CA)
Grant will be used for compensation for experienced camp leaders to do a tour of our churches and congregations with growing families and youth programs, to raise awareness of our camp programs and opportunities.

Pilgrim Point Camps and Retreats (Alexandria, MN)
Grant will be used to provide partial funding for three young adult program interns during the 2018 season, as Pilgrim Point begins participation as a host site within the United Church of Christ's Summer Communities of Service.

Silver Lake Conference Center (Sharon, CT)
Grant will be used for beginning a first phase of a disc golf course.

Moon Beach (St Germain, WI)
Grant will be used to begin replacing our traditional gas-powered landscaping equipment with electric counterparts.

Pilgrim Center (Ripon, WI)
Grant will be used for a ceiling or wall mounted projector in the chapel with a long throw lens and the capability of achieving at least 5,000 lumens.

Camp Miminagish (McLeod, MT)
Grant will be used to train and certify counselors and program staff in Wilderness First Aid.

N-Sid-Sen Camp and Retreat Center (Harrison, ID)
Grant will be used to update challenge course to be able to include a rather forgotten element of our outdoor all ages program.

Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center (Port Orchard, WA)
Grant will be used to help underwrite our Community Pride Celebration held at our site.

Slumber Falls Camp (New Braunsfels, TX)
Grant will be used to renovate and improve the volleyball court.

Irons Homestead Camp and Retreat (Glocester, RI)
Grant will be used to get their gardening project off the ground.

Camp Talahi Retreat and Nature Center (Howell, MI)
Grant would be used to have Executive and Program Directors attend Program Connection in January 2018 to enhance the programming we offer to campers and volunteers at our site.

La Foret Conference and Retreat (Colorado Springs, CO)
Grant will be used to cover transportation costs for campers unable to secure family transportation-cost of rental van, insurance and gas for two weeks during the summer.

You can learn more about the Deering Grants by checking out the program's page on this website.