Become a member
Support our mission
In 1969 a group of visionaries banded together, many of whom were young parents, and formed Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association, purchasing Beaver Camp and launching 50 years of community impact and ministry. The number of members eventually grew to over two hundred with each new membership providing critical financial support to this fledgling ministry. But even more important, the majority of these members volunteered numerous hours as board members, fundraisers, kitchen & program staff as well as providing the labor to maintain and develop the property. Their commitment helped ensure the success of AMCA.
Membership is still important to the health and continued success of AMCA today. It is a way in which you can join in support of the mission of Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge Center. As a not-for-profit organization we are owned by those in our association. By becoming a member you can ensure that the legacy of Beaver Camp continues on. You will also be kept apprised of the needs and activities of both organizations via an annual association dinner and periodic mailings.
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration the AMCA board has elected to place all new membership fees in the Foundation for the Future Endowment Fund. So your investment today will, quite literally, benefit the ministry for years to come!
How can I become a member?
Membership is open to "any person in agreement with the objects of this association"... as long as they "recognize and respect that the association shall function with understandings represented in the Confession of Faith in the Mennonite Perspective." Becoming a member is simple: complete the application and return with the $300 one-time appplication fee (click here for an application). The fee can be paid in three yearly installments.
We often hear the question “what do I get when I become a member?” You don’t really get anything. Becoming a member is a commitment to strengthen and participate in the mission of AMCA for a lifetime. Annually we encourage you to participate creatively and comfortably. Here are just a few ways to do so:
- Provide additional financial support.
- Serve on the Board of Directors.
- Volunteer Labor or In-Kind Services. Maybe you have specific skills you could offer.
- Help with the Beaver Camp Auction.
- Attend and support AMCA sponsored activities.
- Attend the Annual Business Meeting.
- Promote AMCA through your local church, family, friends and community connections.
- Underwrite a program or activity at AMCA.
- Offer continuous, active prayer support for AMCA staff, program and guests.
Does this make me a member of Maple Ridge Center?
AMCA is the Not-for-Profit umbrella organization that oversees the operations at Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact anyone at AMCA, Beaver Camp or Maple Ridge. We would be happy to help you.