Amazon Smile & Gift Idea

How to use Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile is a way to give to your favorite charities (Hopefully Camp Ch-Yo-Ca) by making a simple adjustment in the way you are already buying items.

Step 1 – Go to It is EXACTLY the same as the normal Amazon website except a percentage of your purchase will go to the charity of your choice. Login as usual.

Step 2 – Click “Your Account” and find the Shopping Programs and Rental Box. Then click “Change your charity.

Step 3 – Type in “Ch Yo Ca Spiritual Retreat Center“, search, and select when it comes up.

Step 4 – Shop as you normally would. Basically the only difference is in how you are entering Amazon’s site. Remember to always go to Amazon will give 0.5% of every purchase to camp! Camp has received about $15 just in the past few months with only a few people knowing about it. This may not seem like a lot, but if we all get on board it can make a big difference for camp! So far all charities affiliated with AmazonSmile have received over $105,500,000 since October from Amazon!

A great way to get started with this is in purchasing your Christmas gifts! We wanted to suggest a few gift ideas to get your child or grandchild off their screens and get them outdoors and/or learning!

Super fun and easy game for the family. Bananagrams is to Scrabble what checkers is to chess. A fast pace game of putting words together. $18.90
A Bracelet Making Kit
This is always a big hit at camp. They can get in some practice before the summer. $12.97
A Dangerous Book For Boys – Hal Iggulden
This book taught me skills and spurred my imagination that shaped my love for the outdoors and camping. It was given to me when I was 10 years old. It is great for all ages 8 and up, and is even a great book for girls! $11.29 or used for cheaper.
This one of mine and my siblings all time favorite games to play in the backyard. This has been one of the favorite elective activities at camp the past few years. $59.99
Jumbo Soccer Ball
The 5 years olds to 12 year olds during the Jr Sessions at camp LOVE the monster soccer ball. This is the one we use at camp. 30 inches wide and very durable. $24.99
Always a fun thing to have. Around $350
Every kid loves a tent for backyard camp outs. $24.99
My favorite camp water bottle. Keeps hot things hot and cold thing cold. $30.00
The perfect starter instrument for anyone. Great for kids with small hands to get them used to strumming and playing. The ukulele has ruled skit night the last few years at camp. $58.97


Camp Ch-Yo-Ca is a non-denominational Christian youth camp located in the piney woods of North Louisiana in Calhoun, near West Monroe. For over 50 years thousands of campers have come to Christ in deeper ways through their experiences at camp. It is our mission to provide a camp experience where young people can play excitedly, study intentionally, sing deliberately, and seek God wholeheartedly.

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