Our founding sponsors, a then 91 year old gentleman Walton Thompson and his late wife Ada Thompson, believed in our dreams and mission. Walton felt very strongly that “helping those who are trying to make a difference in this world is what we need more of”. He and his lovely wife Ada, who passed away in July 2013, donated a portion of the land to Creative Works Farm Inc., Camp LIGHT and sold the remainder to Scott and Cathy Balsley for a very reasonable amount. When Walton was approached with the idea he stated that the farm was not for sale but it was for sale to Scott and Cathy, because he believed in their vision. Walton has since then forgiven the note on the farm and all 162 acres are now owned by Creative Works Farm, debt free.

Because of the Thompson’s generosity, the beauty of Camp LIGHT will be around for children and the community to use for an eternity. Walton passed away at the age of 99 in Nov 2020, and was very proud of all of his accomplishments; a Merchant Marine, husband, brother, uncle, friend and generous man. What a way to leave a legacy. Generations to come will hear his story and want to follow in his footsteps.

What will your legacy be? Consider Creative Works Farm as you do estate or other financial planning and invest in the future children of Camp LIGHT. Contact info@creativeworksfarm.org for more information.