It has been a tough few months for everyone associated with Keats. The biggest heartbreak is not being able to experience a summer together with a community of inspiring young leaders and enthusiastic campers. We exist to nurture thoughtful, wise, Jesus-loving leaders of the future, and having a huge property devoid of their laughter, fun, and inspiration has been really tough. These amazing young people are the reason we exist.
The challenges of the coming year
In preparation for times like this, we have had a strong runway of operational funding and I'm grateful for past leaders and the wisdom of the board in planning for this. But maintaining a property of this size without any revenues coming in at all for 18 months is going to prove very challenging for us.