For many children of prisoners, some of the basic rites of childhood – like spending a week away at summer camp – are out of the question.
Every summer, thousands of Angel Tree children get the opportunity to attend a Christian summer camp with the help of Angel Tree churches and friends like you.
Camp can be one of the most life-changing experiences that children of incarcerated parents can have. Camp gives the child an opportunity to have fun, fellowship with their peers, build relationships with caring camp counselors, and to experience the love of God in the great outdoors.
The camping experience gives the children the opportunity to strengthen their relationship with God. At camp many children will make a first-time decision to trust in Jesus Christ or deepen their commitment to Him. And the growth that begins at camp is reinforced and nurtured when your church provides follow-up support for the kids after they return.
What Exactly is Involved?
If your church has a camp it attends, consider bringing Angel Tree Kids along with the rest of your youth. If not, Angel Tree has established relationships with several camps across the country that have a desire to serve Angel Tree kids.
If your church does not already use a summer camp and there is not an Angel Tree affiliated camp near you, Angel Tree will help to put you in touch with nearby camps accredited by the Christian Camp and Conference Association. Or you can check with the Christian Camp and Conference Association to find an accredited Christian camp in your area. Please visit www.ccca.org/ccca/Discover.asp to find a camp near you. Many camps offer full or partial scholarships for Angel Tree children. Check with each camp to determine their rates.
Angel Tree provides guidance and resources so that you can explain the benefits of camp to the children’s caregivers, complete the sign-up process, and help provide any supplies the kids will need for camp. You will receive a supply of quality tote bags and Bibles, one for every child you sponsor. The tote bags can be filled with basic camp necessities like sunscreen, bug spray, and toiletries by your church volunteers.
Register for camping
Ready for the life-changing adventure of Angel Tree Camping? Call us at 1-800-55-ANGEL to register.