Camp can be the highlight of a child's summer. Spending time in the great outdoors, playing games, and making crafts—the memories made at camp often last for a lifetime.
A week at camp is a chance for children with incarcerated parents to change their life story. These children face uncertain futures. They also battle through life with the stigma of their parents' crimes.
But this summer, you can help send a prisoner's child to a place where they'll get to do something they hardly ever do—just have fun! Angel Tree Camping® gives prisoners' children a chance to hear the Gospel, perhaps for the very first time, and experience the love of Jesus. They learn that He loves them completely and unconditionally.
For a child like Esther, that can make all the difference.
ESTHER'S FIRST TIME AT ANGEL TREE CAMP
Esther attended camp last summer with her older brother and sister. It was the first time she had ever experienced what she calls "outdoorsy" camping. And she had a blast.
"There were a lot of bugs," Esther laughs now. "We swam and played a lot of games. I really liked being with so many kids my age and having my brother and sister with me."
But when asked which part of camp was most meaningful to her, Esther doesn't hesitate for a moment. "That Jesus actually died for us so we can go to heaven," she exclaims.
Esther says she loved being with other kids who know Jesus. At camp, she found a place of love and acceptance, and it changed her life.
SUPPORT ANGEL TREE CAMPING
Children with incarcerated parents are some of the most at-risk kids in America. Many will end up locked behind bars in cold concrete cells like their parents. The Gospel's power is the only power that can truly and eternally alter their destiny. Only Jesus Christ can give hope to prisoners' children, no matter what their circumstances.
That's why this summer Prison Fellowship® wants to send twice as many Angel Tree® kids to camp this summer. When you partner with us, your gift to the Angel Tree Summer Camp Initiative will be doubled, up to $25,000.
And each child you help send to camp will also receive a Bible to take home when they leave camp. Reaching that child is often the first step to reaching other family members, including the incarcerated parent.
Please help make all this possible with your generous gift today to send an Angel Tree child to camp!