The Dream Continues
Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
Construction has begun on the Don and Margaret Helms Welcome Center. This will be central to our camp in both location and function. Housing our administrative offices, camp store, and canteen.
Camp Caudle operates its ministry based on faith in God. Many people like you have committed to support the work here and we cannot say thank you enough for the generosity. If you wish to support Camp Caudle staff, special projects, or just the general day in and day out needs, click the 'Donate Now' link and you will be directed to our donation page. Click the pictures below to learn more about how we use your gifts.
We work hard to provide a fantastic camp experience filled with Fun, Friendship, and Focus. We do not turn kids away from this great experience because of financial need. Each year we raise scholarship money that goes specifically to campers who cannot afford to come.
Don Helms was known throughout this community as a dreamer, a man of vision and foresight. He was among those who dared to dream of a Christian youth camp here in the river valley that would serve not only the body of Christ, but also be an outreach tool for underprivileged youth in this region. His dream is being realized at Camp Caudle, but the dream is not over...
As Don himself wrote:
"When you stop dreaming about the future, the future is in trouble.The primary dreamers of the 1970's are now in their 70's or older, or deceased. many of them have crossed the stream but their dreams are still alive and well."
Don served on Camp Caudle's Executive Board of Directors from its inception until his passing. We will miss him as our mentor, financial advisor, and friend.
"A handful of people saw a Christian summer camp in a deserted field where cabins, a kitchen, and a couple of other buildings stood, with roofs falling in and trees growing out, near a creek just a mile west of Scottsville. After years of free labor and hard work, that old dilapidated area is now one of the finest camps in Arkansas."
"It is the result of people dreaming about what could be rather than looking at what was true. A walk of faith and not by sight."
Contributions to the Don J Helms Continue the Dream Campaign contributed greatly towards present growth of camp. Don loved camp just as you do. With our gifts combined, we will realize the vision of Camp Caudle being here for many years to come. Currently, we are dreaming about our new functional Office and Lake View Cabins.
"Dreaming is just another way of planning for the future. If anything is to be accomplished in our future, someone had better have a dream and be working on that dream. It may take 20 years for the dream to come true. Without a dream, nothing will happen. My challenge to you is to start dreaming if you're not, and continue dreaming if you are."
Lake View Cabins
The Lake View Cabins will sit just to the left of the drive as you pull down into camp and will overlook Lake Papa Crow. Each cabin will be approximately 1200 square feet. They will sleep 16 campers and 2 counselors, have two bathrooms inside, and a front and back porch. The estimated cost for each cabin is $85,000.
Your donation is tax-deductible and makes a huge impact on what we do here. We rely on your generosity.
In 2017 we raised for our fourth River View Cabin. We Exceeded our goal!! We are so very excited to have raised over our goal of $50,000 for our year end matching campaign of 2017! The money raised from this campaign went directly towards building this new cabin. Thank you for your generous support!