In case you haven’t heard, Global Youth Foundation, a foundation started by a family in our churches, is purchasing the camp. Global Youth Foundation will now be the benevolent landlord for Hope for Kids. Needless to say, we are overwhelmed with gratitude!! We will be launching a fundraising campaign for GIVING TUESDAY, which will be on November 29th this year. Watch your Facebook feed for the campaign to see how you can help now that the property is secure!!
Information & Upcoming Events
2017 Hope for Kids Program Dates:
Dates for R Camp, Teen Camp, Performing Arts & Special Week of Camp: June 18-24: R Camp 1¬† June 24-July 1: ¬†Performing Arts Camp July 2-8: R Camp 2¬† July 9-15: Teen Camp-ONLY 1 WEEK THIS YEAR July 29: Camp Stock July 30- Aug 3/4: SWOC¬† Aug 4-6: Work Week at Camp/Possible Family Camp
R Camp & Teen Camp Rates & Deadlines: REGISTRATION WILL OPEN NOV 15th¬†
Super Early Bird:
November 15-December 15, 2016
Early, Early Bird: December 16th, 2016-February 15, 2017
Early Bird: February 16-April 15, 2017
Regular Rates:April 16-July 1*
Late: *After July 1
Hope for Kids Leadership Academy
The 2017 Hope for Kids Leadership Academy Application will be available on November 15th.
The Hope for Kids Leadership Academy (HFKLA) is a 5 week intensive program where older teens & campus students learn to be more like Jesus as they receive invaluable leadership training while serving at Camp Hope for Kids .During the 5 weeks they participate in radical evangelism, leading bible discussions and bible studies on local campuses, attend a Ministry Training Academy, mentor an at-risk youth and counsel and/or crew for at least one week of camp. HFKLA is a spiritually focused program. There will be times of prayer, bible based devotionals, daily lessons and discipleship groups. ¬†Participants attend worship services with members of the local Church of Christ.
Applicant Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old (by June 2017), must get a favorable recommendation from their local ministry leader and be committed to their local campus ministry, teen ministry and/or congregation to be accepted. Maximum age is 24.
The HFKLA application opens on November 15th. The cost is $1500. Encourage Families/Students to apply EARLY, so they have plenty of time to¬†fund raise¬†the $1500!!
Dates for 2017 HFKLA Tracks:
Track 1 Dates are June 4-July 8.
Track 2 Dates are July 2-Aug 3.
Hope Youth Corps, Performing Arts Camp & Special Week of Camp
HYC 1: June 19-29: (1st week: a Service Project/2nd week: Sports Camp with Camp Miracles)
Volunteers can be Families, Singles, Campus & Teens
HYC 2: July 24-August 3: (1st week: Mentor for Camp Miracles/2nd week a Service Project. Volunteers can be Campus & Teens
Dates for PAC & SWOC
June 24-July 1: ¬†PAC
July 30- Aug 3/4: SWOC
Performing Arts Camp
The Performing Arts Camp was created for those students in 6th-12th grades who wish to use their talents to serve God. The Instructors at the PAC week are disciples ‚Äúin the business‚ÄĚ who teach the students how God can use their talents to glorify him.
Special Week of Camp¬†
The Special Week of Camp isa week-long camp designed especially for the Families of children, ages 8-21, with developmental delays. ¬†This week of camp is for children and young adults with diagnoses like autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. ¬†Typically these children and young adults are able to walk, but often need assistance with other care and behavioral needs. The entire family comes to this week of camp and the parents and siblings get lessons specifically designed to meet their needs. Mentors volunteer to help with the campers during the day.
R-Camp is a¬†week long¬†overnight camp geared toward 3rd through 8th graders. Team building camp activities encourage character development and healthy relationships among peers from diverse backgrounds....
After school health and education programs are funded by the Department of Education, Ameri-Corps and your gifts. You can help support after school programs as well, giving children options to grow and learn in a safe environment....
"I love working with the kids and have learned what makes them happy and what frustrates them. CAMP MIRACLES gives them an opportunity to experience grass, trees, lakes, hiking, and wonderful friendships."...