What is the Summer Partner Program (SPP)?

Why Become a Partner?

Every summer The Wilds and The Wilds of New England hire over 350 enthusiastic college-age staff members to serve during the summer camp season. Our goal for the Summer Partner Program is for each summer staffer to raise at least $750. By partnering with a staff member with your tax-deductible donation, you not only help support a staff member, but you also help us keep our camper fees as low as possible.

As a partner, you will receive a note from your staff partner each week so you can share in the staff member’s ministry by upholding them in prayer and being an encouragement to them throughout the summer. Whether as a church, an individual, or an organization, please join us in the Summer Partner Program and partner in a special gospel ministry that serves over 11,000 campers each summer!


“The Wilds Summer Partner Program is a spiritual challenge and encouragement to us. Reading our partner’s e-mails and recounting specific burdens and victories of the week brings back memories of my own time on staff. It also reminds me of the desperate need for prayer. I rejoice to see God’s hand still at work in this place. To me, it’s a 3-fold blessing: we’re privileged to see campers choose Christ and grow in Him; we observe first-hand the deepening of our partners’ faith as God stretches them beyond their own abilities; and our own faith is challenged as we partner in prayer with those on the front lines of ministry.”

Kathy Stahlman Hildebrand
Snellville, Georgia


Summer Partner Banquet Highlights

  Partner Online

Donate securely by making an online payment with your credit or debit card.

Donate Online

  Partner by Mail

Complete a partner form and mail it to our donations department:

The Wilds Christian Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 509
Taylors, SC 29687-0009

  Partner by Phone

Call our donations department at (864) 331-3267.

  Tax Information

The Wilds is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Wilds are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Call our donations department at (864) 331-3267 or contact us online for more information.