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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 2016 recipients (to be awarded in Spring 2017)

Merom Conference Center (Merom, IN)
Grant will be used to replace high ropes equipment.

Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat Center (New Braunfels, TX)
Grant will be used to develop a disc golf course and to purchase related equipment.

Pilgrim Park Camp and Conference Center (Princeton, IL)
Grant will be used to purchase new youth archery equipment.

Pilgrim Lodge (West Gardiner, ME)
Grant will be used to provide scholarship support for campers to attend the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Youth Camp, Camp Pride, in August 6-12, 2017.

Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center (Montour, IA)
Grant will be used for the purpose of enhancing its summer camp programming.

Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center (Port Orchard, WA)
Grant will be used to help cover the costs of staff attendance to the national American Camp Association (ACA) gathering this year in New Mexico.

Pilgrim Cove Camp and Conference Center (McCall, ID)
Grant will be used to purchase disc golf and other sports equipment.

N-Sid-Sen Camp and Retreat Center (Harrison, ID)
Grant will be used to cover the costs of sending two individuals to the Focus Event, an OMA-sponsored professional development retreat for those interested in Outdoor Ministry.

Blowing Rock Conference Center (Blowing Rock, NC)
Grant will be used to facilitate the Executive Director, Ted Wilson’s attendance in a mini-MBA course.

Moon Beach (St. Germain, WI)
Grant will be used to purchase stand-up paddle boards.

Anne Hughes, an individual OMA member
Grant will be used to defer registration costs related to attending Outdoor Ministry Association (OMA) professional development events: 2016 Side-by-Side Conference; Consult 2017; and OMC Connect.

DuBois Center (DuBois, IL)
Grant will be used to enhance summer camp worship experiences.

Horton Center (Gorham, NH)
Grant will be used to further develop their environmental program and to improve their rock climbing, caving, and archery programs.

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