Over the course of half a century, Waycross has grown to become an important center for leadership development and personal and spiritual growth. Summer campers and program participants acquire new skills, find quiet time to contemplate their lives, and renew their connection with Nature and Spirit in Waycross’ contemplative and secluded natural setting. For so many who come here, from nearby or from far away, Waycross has become an open door to a community where they belong, an anchor in their lives, and a place to come home.
Below you will find more information on how you can increase your engagement with this thriving and well-loved community.
A vibrant tradition of giving is at the heart of Waycross’ success in maintaining its exceptional spiritual and leadership services. The Waycross Annual Fund ensures that program improvements are the best and most innovative available, and provides funding for the facility improvements, which make their implementation possible. Your support of the Annual Fund serves this very worthy cause. Memorial and estate gifts endow the future and ensure stability and long-term growth.
Every summer Waycross hosts hundreds of happy campers. It is because of our Camp Scholarship Fund that no camper is turned away due to financial hardship.
If you wish to support our Annual Fund or Camp Scholarship Fund or for information on other giving opportunities contact Van Beers, Executive Director, at director(at)waycrosscenter.org.
Every year over 180 committed volunteers contribute thousands of hours of service to Waycross. In 2012 alone volunteers logged over 3700 hours of work at Waycross. There are opportunities throughout the year of every kind for acquiring new job skills in a comfortable and positive atmosphere, while engaging in humanitarian community service.
Volunteers have been involved in projects ranging from picnic table construction to trail building, and office work to gardening. From youth to seniors, Waycross invites you to explore the possibilities of making a difference by volunteering. For more information go to our Volunteer page, download out Volunteer Opportunities List or contact Scott Rudd at scott(at)waycrosscenter.org or Eric Beers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplies and Equipment
A great way to contribute to Waycross is by donating supplies that we need to ensure that our programming is a success. Next time you clean out your attic or garage keep an eye out for the items on the Waycross Wish List and drop off what you find next time you’re here, or call to let us know that you are making a special trip out to donate supplies.
Download the Waycross Wish List.
Artist in Residence Program
Are you an artist who is inspired by Waycross’ natural beauty? Then our new Artist in Residence program was made for you! This opportunity is for experienced artists of all mediums who are inspired by Waycross and enjoy interacting with guests and talking about their work. Room and board will be provided and artists are asked to loan or give work to be shown at Waycross for all to enjoy. Contact Scott for more information at scott(at)waycrosscenter.org.
Mediums that we accept for this program include, but are not limited to:
Waycross Photography Gallery
Do you have a picture of Waycross that you wish you could share with the entire Waycross community? Now you can! We are always looking for new photographs to add to our Nature Photography Gallery, located in Room G in the Conference Center. Show us Waycross through your eyes, submit your photo today!
All photos are displayed in 5x7 dimensions. Please submit photograph in a .jpg or .jpeg file format of at least 1MB but no more than 2MB, and make sure the resolution is between 180 and 300 to ensure that the photo will print out well. Send your photos to email@example.com
In the body of the email please include the following information:
Name of Photographer (must include first name, last name optional)
Title of Image (optional)
Location image was taken (eg Ridge Road trail, Bear Creek…)
Date image was taken (month/year)
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