The “Shout it from the Mountain” Capital Campaign for Shrine Mont Camps has exceeded its stretch goal of $2.5 million.
The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston made the announcement at the annual Bishop’s Jubilee at Shrine Mont.
“I knew we could do it, and we did,” Johnston said. “Half of the money raised will go to scholarships that will help our camps to become a more accurate reflection of the diversity of our diocese. The other half is going to facility improvements now and in the future.”
More than $70,000 will support Camp Christ the King in South Africa. “This is a wonderful way for us to help our sister Diocese of Christ the King to grow its camp activities in a part of the world that desperately needs such programs,” Johnston said.
More than 700 donors, including 97 churches, donated a total of $2,546,545. The campaign has helped to provide scholarship assistance for 126 campers.
Adapted from the Diocese of Virginia