Rocket

I now have another reason to be excited about our Space Walk theme for camp this summer.  Just this week we confirmed with a friend of the camp that he would be able to come to every teen and junior week this summer.  He plans to give a quick lesson in rocketry (in preparation for each camper building their own rocket) and then launch this six-foot rocket about 2000 feet into the air.  Whoa!  I can’t wait. 

Have you registered for camp yet?  Last year, five of the six weeks were filled, so don’t delay.  Here is the link for more information and to register. 

Minimum Required Distribution

For some of you “Minimum Required Distribution” is a foreign concept and for others this may be a needed reminder.  Basically, after a person reach 70 ½ they must withdraw a certain amount from their retirement accounts or face stiff tax penalties.  Although that money was not taxed when it was put into the retirement account, it is taxable when it is withdrawn.  To avoid those taxes the amount that a person is required to withdraw (or more) may be donated to a charity.   If you or your parents would like additional information, they should talk to their CPA or we can also provide some additional information.  What a wonderful way to save taxes and benefit God’s work at Servant’s Heart Camp.