HOPE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Angel Tree Camping® makes camp possible for children of incarcerated parents by providing scholarships and partnering with churches and camps nationwide.
WHERE HOPE AND ADVENTURE AWAIT
From rope swings and ziplines to horseback riding and swimming, camp is a chance for kids to just be kids—having fun, making new friends, meeting adult counselors who listen, and learning about Jesus in the great outdoors. Campers discover a haven from the stresses that come with having a parent behind bars. Surrounded by people who care about them, they realize they are not alone. At camp, many children will trust in Jesus for the first time or deepen their relationship with Him.
ANGEL TREE CAMPING STORIES
Little Kerri only knew the name of Jesus as a curse word. Her parents’ actions were hard to bear. She felt unwanted: “I didn't have someone in my life that cared about me.” When Kerri encountered Jesus, it changed the course of her life.
After Shay’s first year at camp, she couldn’t wait to tell her mom the stories of fun and fellowship. The best part wasn’t horseback riding or laser tag—it was meeting people who shared her challenges and reminded her she wasn’t alone.
Peyton didn’t talk about “it” at school. She barely broached the topic at home: her dad was in prison. At camp, she finally opened up to others and to Jesus. Then she went home bursting with hopeful stories to tell her dad over the phone.
Zeeke was nervous about camp, but soon he lost himself in the fun of sailing, ziplines, new friends, and counselors who listened. There, Christ became the constant he always needed. Today Zeeke gives back at the same camp that became his refuge.