Welcome to Kamp Kiwanis!
Started in 1928, Kamp Kiwanis has served thousands of children in Davidson County and given them opportunity to grow physically, mentally and spiritually.
Through support of the Kiwanis Club of Lexington, the Davidson County Fair, Corporate Sponsors and the support of people like YOU, this camp remains a shining light of hope to deserving children in our community.
Kamp Kiwanis is located on a 25 acre tract off of Ridge Road, next to Lake Tom-a-Lex, in Northern Davidson County.
Current Facilities include air-conditioned cabins for campers, Bathhouse, Swimming Pool, Waste Water Management System, Large Dining Hall and Kitchen, Bible Story Cabins, Hiking Trails, Ball field, Archery range and a Canoe Pond.
- Kamp Kiwanis provides a camping experience in a rustic setting for over 180 children in three, one-week sessions each summer.
- Participating campers are selected by Davidson County Department of Social Services.
- Campers learn skills of swimming, canoeing, archery, crafts, hygiene and other health matters.
- Trained high school and college students interact with campers and serve as role models.
- Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lexington visit daily to share meals, read to campers and provide instruction in crafts and athletics.
- Local Church Youth Groups also interact with the children during their stay at camp.
- Operating funds are provided through proceeds from the club’s operation of the annual Davidson County Agricultural Fair.
Recent additions to our facilities include “The Lonnie Davis Chapel by the Lake” and the new playground.
The Lonnie Davis Chapel by the Lake is a beautiful outdoor worship facility for the campers. Donated by Jeanne Davis and Family in memory of Lonnie Davis, this facility can accommodate nearly 100 people. Our new Playground was donated by Kimberly-Clark along with gifts from the families of Jaybird McCrary and George Wynn was recently dedicated to honor the memory of these two great Kiwanians. It is already a big hit with our campers!
Kiwanis Club Calendar 2018-2019
Today is February 23rd
Weekly Meetings on Thursdays at Noon
J. Smith Young YMCA
November 22 Thanksgiving (No Meeting)
November 29 Neil Barker
December 6 Middle School Chorus Recognize YMCA Kitchen Staff
December 11 (Tues) American Children’s Home Christmas Party 6pm
No Meetings on December 13, 20, or 27
January 3 Benchmark-Billy Epley's brother
January 10 Tommy Black
January 17 Linwood Bunce
January 22 (Tues) Board Meeting at Yarborough’s
January 24 Ralph Ashley
January 31 Courtney Crowson
February 7 No Meeting at the YMCA
February 8 (Fri) 6pm Valentine Dinner and Dance YMCA
February 14 Marc Frye
February 21 John Gray
February 28 Michael Hunt
March 7 Phil Howell
March 14 Lillian Koontz
March 21 Lee Mabe
March 28 Jim Myers
April 4 Laura Owen
April 11 Bob Pearson
April 18 High School Chorus
April 25 Stewart Reed
May 2 Steve Smith
May 9 Robin Team
May 14 (Tues) Board Meeting at Yarboroughs
May 16 Dustin VanWeerdhuizen
May 23 Peggy Barnhardt
May 30 Fair Ad Presentation by Cordy and Walter
June 6 Kathy Berrier
June 11 (Tues) BBQ Chicken at Kamp Kiwanis
June 13 No Meeting at Y
June 20 Meet at Kamp Kiwanis
June 27 Meet at Kamp Kiwanis
July 4 No Meeting
July 11 Bob Callicutt
July 18 Ryan Curry
July 25 Laura Duran
August 1 Lisa Gregory
August 8 Mark Hamrick
August 15 Craig Harmon
August 22 Jim Highsmith
August 29 Lee Jessup
September 5 BA Long
September 12 Fair Preparation Week—Vinnon
September 19 Fair Week
September 26 Fair Recap--Vinnon
2019 Kamp Kiwanis
June 16 – July 6
2019 Davidson County Fair
September 16 – 21
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO MEMBERS**
If for some reason you cannot meet your Program commitment IT IS YOUR RESONSIBILITY TO FIND ANOTHER KIWANIAN WHO WILL TAKE YOUR PROGRAM DATE AND FULFILL IT.
Programs should be informative. No Political or solicitations speakers please.
Call Walter Fulp, Social Chair, if you have any questions. 336-249-7531
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
The Carolinas District of Kiwanis International covers both North Carolina and South Carolina with 175 plus clubs and over 6,000 members.
KIDS NEED KIWANIS
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.
For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
THE KIWANIS MISSION
Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.
THE KIWANIS VISION
Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
A FAMILY OF SERVANT LEADERS
Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.
Are you ready to help create communities that let all children thrive, prosper and grow? Join a club near you or make a donation to support the Kiwanis mission. The kids are counting on you.
Our Defining Statement:
To assist the clubs to serve one child and one community at a time in the Carolinas District.
Our Core Purpose and Values:
To improve lives through fellowship in service.
To be the leading civic organization providing service to others.
To offer service and leadership opportunities to those who desire to serve the needs of children, youth and adults in our communities.
The Foundation has been established as a 501C (3) charitable trust. The purpose is to establish an endowment fund, the earnings from which will be used to improve and maintain the property and buildings of Kamp Kiwanis. This ensures campers may continue to enjoy a meaningful camping experience for decades to come.
The Foundation has three ongoing programs which require funding:
Capital Expenditures: We continue to emphasize a program which upgrades and improves our existing facilities.
Funds can also be designated to permanently endow a scholarship at Davidson County Community College for the use of former campers to further their education.
You may also designate your gift to the General Endowment Fund, the earnings from which will be used to fund future operations of the camp.
We'd Love to Hear from You
PO Box 1951
Lexington NC 27293