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2021 New Land and Year End Campaign


2021 new land and year end Campaign

We invite you to join us in giving generously this year end to meet our $425,000 goal to purchase the land mortgage free, finish 2021 strong, and enter 2022 ready for a full year of Christ-centered, life-changing camp experiences!


Over 75 years ago, Pastor A.J. Bringle looked out at fields and cattle pasture on part of the South Skunk River Valley.  This particular piece of property, which is now 123 acres of land, has become holy ground for thousands upon thousands of people.  The Lord is the owner of all we have and it's our continued desire for this physical property to be used for His purposes for many years to come.  Our staff and board have been in a process of looking towards the future, a Master Planning process, over the last few years.  As we continue to experience growing summer youth numbers and retreat groups, the thought of being able to obtain more land on high ground, out of the flood plain, has been discussed.  While we thought this opportunity to obtain more land would be in the distant future, the opportunity came about much sooner than expected! 

Our Board of Directors unanimously approved the land purchase this fall and we're excited to see how the Lord would use this new piece of land to expand the Christ-centered camping ministry of Riverside for years to come!  As we come to the end of the year, we wanted to give our generous supporters, partners in ministry, the opportunity to be part of this exciting time in Riverside's history.  

The 17 acre property is located on the north side of our existing property, includes blacktop access to Christytown Road, and is out of the flood plain.  While plans are not finalized for how we will develop the land, this opens up the door for a wide variety of uses for future ministry use.  To view this year's Christmas Letter that went out in the mail with this information, click here!  


We invite you to join us in giving generously this year end to meet our $425,000 goal to purchase the land mortgage free, finish 2021 strong, and enter 2022 ready for a full year of Christ-centered, life-changing camp experiences!   Here's how you can easily give this year end. 


1. Give financially by cash, check, or online giving.  Your giving goes directly towards the ministry of Riverside that includes providing camperships for campers who cannot afford to come to camp, stewarding our grounds and facilities well for God's purposes, helping raise up leaders for the local church, purchasing this new land mortgage free, and all other operations that help us carry out our mission.  When giving online, in the drop downs, select the following: Campaign (Annual), Purpose (2021 Christmas Ask) 


If mailing in a check or cash, please mail to: 3001 Riverside Road, Story City, Iowa 50248 with "2021 Christmas Ask" in the memo.


2. Join us for Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021!   

We have a few generous families that have committed to a $25,000 match this year for Giving Tuesday!  All donations given on that day in person, online, or received via mail will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000!  Join us onsite for some special opportunities for delicious food and more!  For complete details, visit our Giving Tuesday page.

3. Thrivent Choice is providing an excellent opportunity that lets you choose where your share of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go by directing Choice Dollars. You may have received a letter with your eligibility and Thrivent Choice designation explained. You can elect where Choice Dollars go. Members are designated Choice Dollars based on their: Insurance premiums, Contract values, and Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership.

How Do I Direct My Designated Choice Dollars?

  1. Search for your preferred organization(s).

  2. Direct Choice Dollars online now or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state "Thrivent Choice."

Please see Thrivent’s website for additional information at


We're so thankful for your prayers and support of the Lord's continued work at His camp!  If you have any questions at all, please reach out to our Executive Director, Chris Dahl, at or via phone at 515-733-5271.  To hear this exciting announcement, along with some other updates in November at Riverside, see the video below.  God bless you!