Creating life-changing experiences!
Every child should have the opportunity to go to camp… it’s an unforgettable adventure that has indelible impact for years to come! We are committed to facilitating Gospel-centered adventure camps for prisoners’ kids, at-risk youth, and under-served children.
In 2007, we held our first camp for prisoners’ children, taking a small group of 13 kids to the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Since that inception, hundreds of at-risk children and under-served kids have experienced a life-changing adventure through a multiplicity of residential camps as well as year-round mentoring programs.
Camp has all the fun a child needs in a safe and nurturing environment (sports, recreation, swimming, rafting, hiking, dance, arts, and more!). And it’s much more than just an outdoor escapade; our camping experience serves to increase children’s resiliency characteristics, team-building aptitude, social skills, and spiritual development. It transcends hot dogs and campfires, providing a chance for kids to learn all about the life-changing message of Jesus and God’s unconditional love for them. The camp also builds bridges into children’s lives for year-round mentoring relationships.
There are 2.7 million children of prisoners in the U.S. today. According to national statistics, close to 60% of these children are under the age of ten. In addition, children of prisoners are six times more likely to commit crimes than other children, a U.S. Senate report indicates.
For most prisoners’ children, summer camp is only a dream. With mom or dad in prison, these kids are at a higher risk for drug abuse, violence, delinquency, and experiencing prison time as well. But it doesn’t have to end up that way – together, we can turn the tide of delinquency and make a difference!
Scholarships: How You Can Help!
We need partners who are willing to help with full or partial scholarships to make this dream a reality.
The cost to send one child to camp for a full week is $175. You can help shape a “dream” and impact a life permanently with a gift of any amount. Make a secure online donation by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the page or mail your tax-deductible gift to:
c/o Kidz Camps
P.O. Box 3452
Cleveland, TN 37320
Parents: If you would like to apply for a scholarship to enable your child to attend camp, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.