Come to the Water

Changing lives by sending kids to camp - kids who otherwise would never have the chance


Come to the Water sprang from a board meeting of a Christian national men’s ministry. That board challenged men’s groups in churches around the country to sponsor local fundraisers to help Christian camps get through the deep 2008 recession. In East Tennessee, the first one was sponsored by a Maryville church in 2013. Those fledgling efforts have been multiplied by folks from nearly every Christian tradition in the area: African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Baptist, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and more. In time, the focus shifted – to raise money to send kids to camp – kids who, because of life circumstance, would otherwise never have the chance to experience a week of Christian camp. Campers are nominated by counselors from schools all across greater Knoxville. To learn more, visit:

  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 4 mos
  • Stefan Wilson 
    • $550 
    • 8 mos
  • Elizabeth Anger 
    • $550 
    • 9 mos
  • John and Connie Begovich 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Scott Samuel 
    • $275 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Come to the Water 
Knoxville, TN
middle school students of East Tennessee 
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