Whether a long-time fan, or just jumping on the bandwagon, we appreciate your support for one of the remaining teams in the Manastash Canyon during MARCH MATCHNESS! The goal is to have some fun and raise some funds for Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center.
The Fun: Pick a team to support during the tourney. We are in the final round, down to two teams. The team with the most donations will WIN the March Matchness Championship! Follow the game action on Lazy F social media and this website (scoreboard is shown below).
Donations are due by midnight, April 4th for the final round: Juicy Moose vs. Sharp Cheddar
The Funds: An anonymous friend of the camp is challenging other Lazy F supporters to give generously to help pay off another year of the mortgage for the Manastash Lodge. She is matching dollar for dollar all gifts that total up to $40,880 (half of the amount for a year’s mortgage payments). This will be a huge help to the camp so this obligation will be paid from July 2021 until July 2022. This will be a huge burden lifted off our shoulders as we work to get back on our feet.
- Click the “donate” button below
- Enter the amount you want to donate
- Decide if you will pay with a credit card or PayPal.
- Put the name of the team you are supporting after “Designate your contribution here:”
- Complete the rest of the open fields and hit “donate now”
Include your team name after “DESIGNATE YOUR CONTRIBUTION HERE” on the donation link.
Make a donation to Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center today! Your involvement is crucial to our success. THANK YOU!
If you prefer to make a donation with a check, please make the check out to Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center and mail it to:
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center
16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Your Involvement is Crucial to our Success!
Friends of Lazy F have a long history of supporting its ministry. This comes in the form of regular or one-time gifts for regular needs of the camp or large capital improvements. Both types of giving are greatly needed and appreciated.
In the last 25 years there have been three large projects our friends have supported in a big way:
- Purchase of 10 acres of land to compliment the southeast section of the camp: $125,000, completed in 1997
- Construction of Skyline retreat facility: $360,000, completed in 2003
- Construction of Manastash Lodge and Mack Cross View Courtyard: $2.3 million completed in 2019
Lazy F is annually involved in sponsoring Operation Purple Camp for children in military families. This is a free summer camp experience for children whose parents are involved in our military and typically deployed. Each year friends of Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center donate about $7,000 for this camp.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you would like your contribution to go to a specific need or project, please specify that in your correspondence.
Effect of COVID-19 on Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center
To help cause no harm to guests, campers and staff, we have been closed to guest groups since March 15, 2020 and cancelled our camp program last summer. Obviously, this is significant in many ways, most importantly, our friends coming to experience the wonderful community at Lazy F will be missing a great opportunity for personal growth. Financially, the income generated during this busy time helps make up for slower months and pay the routine bills and keep up with improvements. In 2020, we have lost
approximately $375,000 in revenue, approximately 58% of our annual income. This will increase if we are not able to serve guest groups this winter.
We are addressing this deficit in several ways, including limiting spending to only essential items, reducing our work force, and utilizing our savings. We received a Paycheck Protection Program Loan/Grant this spring so we could retain our full-time staff for two additional months. We have utilized our savings to pay the bills. Our full-time staff of four individuals is now down to an equivalent of one full time person.
How You Can Help:
Keep Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center and our staff in prayer. We are confident that we will make it through this situation, and when the time is right, we will be a space that will help folks gather in community, filling the void of social interaction that we are now experiencing. Pray for our elderly, families, caregivers, small and large businesses, and all those affected by COVID-19 around the world.
We have a deep need for your help at this time. We know that many of you are or will experience a reduction of work and salary, so we would love to have you include us as you pray for your own situation. I also realize that for others your savings may have been depleted as you work through this situation. So, our appeal is to a limited number of people.
Our staff, our Site Advisory Team, and our friends realize that this is a crucial time for Lazy F. These folks are stepping up to give generously to Lazy F. So far, these friends have given over $200,000 of assistance. If you are able to give, it would not be utilized for anything fancy. It would help to pay the routine bills: salaries for our remaining staff, electricity, propane, and painting supplies. Your involvement with prayer and/or financial giving is a blessing and truly appreciated.