Financial Gifts

Wilderness values you and your support. Wilderness Camping and Retreat Association (WCRA) relies on donations to preserve and maintain our camping and retreat facilities, to sponsor youth camps, to promote nature care, and to provide quality experiences. The WCRA is a 501(c)3 organization. Whether it’s an annual gift, a one-time donation, planned giving or in-kind gifts, all are appreciated and are fully tax-deductible.

You can send your donations and pledges to:

Wilderness Camping and Retreat Association | 34030 West 204th Street | Lawson, MO 64062


WOW Calendar

Honor others' birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions through the new Wonders of Wilderness (WOW) calendar. For a $100 donation to Wilderness, you may adopt a day of recognition for that special person. The person's name will be displayed at camp and on the Wilderness Facebook page on the selected day. 


AmazonSmile

You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. 


Planned Giving

Everyone has the opportunity to leave a legacy through planned giving, a special gift that will ensure the financial stability of Wilderness, making it available for future generations. What legacy do you want to leave?

Planned gifts are arranged in the present to create benefits at a later date. These gifts can provide tax benefits now while providing future support for Wilderness. A variety of vehicles, such as trusts/will, stocks/bonds/mutual funds, insurance policies, real estate/personal property, retirement accounts, exist for making a planned gift. 

Donors are encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney, financial advisor, or tax professional when considering a planned gift. 

For more information about planning your gift to Wilderness, please contact the WCRA Treasurer, Paul McNeil, EA, at 816.580.4092. If you have already included Wilderness in your estate plan, please let us know; we would like the opportunity to express our thanks to you!


In-Kind Gifts

  • Large Tent (for 175 people for summer camp meeting/worship area)
  • Sheet Sets (Twin, Queen, or King)
  • Pool Supplies
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • Ice Machine
  • Golf Carts
  • Gator/Ranger/Trag-type vehicle
  • Lumber (to build 24 more beds)
  • Bench Repair Supplies (each bench takes six 2x4x5--we need 10 repaired)
  • Gravel (for the roads)