Planned Giving

CRISTA Camps’ work today is made possible by faithful supporters who continued their giving by leaving a bequest. After you’ve cared for the ones you love, a bequest to CRISTA Camps will become your greatest gift as you provide memorable camp experiences in which our guests can build relationships with friends, counselors, and their Creator in a beautiful, adventure-filled environment.

Through thoughtful planning, prayer, and careful preparation, our shared desire to see campers grow spiritually will continue. We’d love to hear if you’ve chosen to include us in your will—but you don’t have to tell us. If you do choose to let us know, we’d like to thank you and pray the Lord’s blessing on your decision.

The Impact of Your Legacy

The impact of your legacy will bring transformation and help start a life-changing journey for our guests. By including CRISTA Camps in your will, you make this possible.The rewards of your life—your ultimate legacy—is a blessed promise of support to your children’s children, and we can’t thank you enough.

How to Leave Your Legacy

It can be daunting to consider how to begin to leave your legacy. But the good news is that a simple will can take as little as one hour to put together. Having a valid will means that what you own goes directly to the people and causes you care most about. There are a number of ways to incorporate a planned gift through your will.

Types of Planned Giving


The donation may be made in two ways. You may have your brokerage firm electronically transfer shares from your account to CRISTA Ministries (our parent organization) account.

Or if you hold the certificates, you may bring them to CRISTA Camps and we will arrange the transfer.

To ensure proper tax receipting, please be sure to let us know that you made the transfer, the company name of the stock you’re donating, and how many shares and notify Kellie Tolf of your transfer at [email protected].

If you have any questions, please call CRISTA Camps Donor Relations at (206) 289-7865.

Please issue the transfer under the name CRISTA Ministries or CRISTA Ministries F/F/C CRISTA Camps:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

DTC Participant Number: 0902
Credit Account Number: P72500 (JP Morgan Receiving Acct #)
FFC Account Number: B46530006 (CRISTA Receiving Acct #)

Thank you for considering a gift of stock to CRISTA Camps. Please click the link below to download our Stock Donation Form.

Download Stock Donation Form

Beneficiary Designations

Naming CRISTA Camps as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, bank account or life insurance policy is one of the easiest ways to make a planned gift. When listing CRISTA Camps, please include the following information on your beneficiary designation form:

19303 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Federal Tax ID Number 91-6012289


Including CRISTA Camps through a bequest in your will or Revocable Living Trust is one of the most common ways to make a planned gift. Such gifts can enable you to make a significant contribution that might not be possible during your lifetime.

Bequests maintain flexibility as they can be structured in many ways and altered to fit your changing life and charitable goals.

Sample bequest language can take several forms. A couple of different examples include:

I give the sum of $_______ to CRISTA Camps of Seattle, WA, or its successor organization to be used for its general purposes.

or …

I give _% of my residual estate of to CRISTA Camps to be used for support of leadership and internship programs.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Establishing a charitable remainder trust can unlock your ability to make a significant gift to benefit CRISTA Camps, by addressing many financial and family concerns. With such a trust, you (or others you designate) receive annual income from the trust for life or a set number of years. At the end of the trust’s term, CRISTA Camps will receive the remaining trust assets to continue its ministry.

A trust can be established with a gift of property or appreciated stock as well as cash, providing some additional tax benefits like avoiding the capital gains tax. Additionally you will receive a tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest at the time of funding.

If you believe establishing a trust will help you meet your financial and charitable goals, please email the CRISTA Planned Giving Team, or reach them by phone at (206) 289-7865.

Financial Accountability

CRISTA Camps is committed to wise stewardship of your gifts. CRISTA Camps is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). All donations are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law.

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