Mount Jubilee Ministries, the predominant local nonprofit in the field of providing residential camp services to the adult special needs community, received a $1,000 grant on September 28, 2017 from the Rockingham County Community Foundation to support Camp Jubilee. The Rockingham County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
The goal of Camp Jubilee is to provide a residential camp experience for special friends that normally would not be included in a regular camp setting. The monies received will go directly to programming for camp which includes horseback riding, canoeing, archery, swimming, songs and Bible lessons. Camp Jubilee is headed by MJM Program Director, David Cullen. David is a department chair in English at Morehead High School in Eden, NC and has a passionate desire to serve campers with special needs.
2017 marks the 13th year of Camp Jubilee programming. Following this year’s Camp, a camper’s Mom said, “my son talks about Camp Jubilee every day of the year, from the time he leaves camp until he returns the following year!” Cecil Cottrell, Executive Director for Mount Jubilee Ministries, accepted the grant and expressed “Our deep appreciation to the Rockingham County Community Foundation for helping to provide this incredible experience for our campers and for recognizing the specially designed programs offered by Mount Jubilee Ministries to the Rockingham County community”.
Mount Jubilee Ministries was founded in 2005 in response to the growing need for more sustainable programs and services for the special needs community. MJM’s vision is to begin offering day programming, supported employment, volunteer opportunities and respite care in the near future. Please visit MJM’s website at www. MountJubilee.org to learn more about its programs and ways to support this valuable community asset.