Life at home was a nightmare for friends Paige and Macie. They desperately needed a refuge. They found support at Angel Tree Camping.
Palmer appeared to be on his way to becoming another tragic statistic. He appeared to be on his way to becoming another tragic statistic—a broken life destined for destruction and possibly prison.
Beau is an Angel Tree Camping® volunteer who spent four years stationed in Hawaii for the military. For three of those years he served as a mentor at Camp Agape, a summer camp founded as a ministry to prisoners' children. Beau has since taken the model of Camp Agape to start a camp in Arkansas.
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.
For Sophia Pirelli, it all started in a Sunday school class.
A young boy in that class taught by Pirelli offered a tearful prayer for his father, who had been incarcerated since 2002. The prayer moved Pirelli, who says that God placed a passion in her heart at that moment to serve children who had a mom or dad behind bars.
Every week, the Lord is using Camp David of the Ozarks to reach Angel Tree kids like Caysha -- to show them His plans for them.
While most children with a parent in prison wouldn't be able to afford attending a summer camp, church sponsorships allow the kids to get away from home and leave their worries behind.
Angel Tree® camping is a Prison Fellowship® program where kids of incarcerated parents attend Christian summer camps to have fun with friends, build relationships with counselors, and hear the gospel. Many of the children will make a first-time decision to trust in Jesus Christ.