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Summer Camps for Children Facing Hardship

tennessee summer camps

Over 14 years of fostering life-changing adventure camp experiences!

Every child should have the opportunity to go to camp… it’s an unforgettable adventure that has indelible impact for years to come…

Camp Elevate is our regional summer camp and fall break camp for children in East Tennessee. Over the years we have provided camp scholarships for kids affected by economic insecurity, family hardship, parental incarceration, domestic violence, and trauma. Our camps have also been a place of refuge for foster children, orphans, and kids from migrant/refugee communities. Virtually all of the campers we serve would not be able to experience a summer camp without our community partners providing them scholarships.

Camp serves as a safe place where every child can experience God’s love, life-giving community, social resilience, and character building activities.

Breakaway camps have all the fun a child needs in a safe and nurturing environment (sports, recreation, swimming, rafting, hiking, dance, arts, film-making, team building activities, creative talent shows, and more!). These overnight excursions serve to increase a child’s resiliency characteristics, social skills, leadership development, and spiritual/holistic growth. 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. These camps also build bridges of trust with young people which leads to year-round mentoring relationships.

How You Can Help

VOLUNTEER: The summer camp outreach is a great “Mission Trip” option for individuals, entire families, or church groups with a heart to serve. Contact us for more info about serving.

DONATIONS: We need partners who are willing to help with full or partial scholarships to give kids camping experiences that shape eternity in their hearts and build resilience in their lives. A gift of $195 will provide a full scholarship for a child to attend summer camp. A gift of $39 will sponsor a child for a day (2 days $78). A gift of $1,560 will fill a cabin (8 campers). Any GIFT amount (full or partial scholarship) makes a HUGE difference! You can make a secure online donation by clicking the “DONATE” button or mail your check to the address below.

Breakaway Outreach
P.O. Box 3452
Cleveland, TN 37320

What Your Gift Will Provide:

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES: Breakaway camps and retreats offer children a safe place where they can come and create memories for a lifetime, build healthy relationships, and most eternally significant: hear and respond to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

ONGOING MENTORING: The positive relationships born at camp continue long after camp is over. Camp serves as a catalyst that fosters sustainable mentoring relationships in the lives of Breakaway kids all year round. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving!

COMMUNITY BRIDGES: Camp is often the medium that builds restorative bridges into the lives of many hurting families in our community. When children come home from a camp or retreat after having the adventure of a lifetime, families are typically open to receiving other ministries that Breakaway and our partner agencies afford. Many distressed families have been connected with local churches because of a seed that was planted at a summer camp. Your gift not only sends a kid on a life-changing childhood adventure, it can be instrumental in healing entire families.