Equipping Boys for Life
The first rule of camp is “to do everything with a good attitude.” Boys learn to take responsibility for how they treat others, react to situations they don’t like and accept the consequences of their choices. The impact of their actions on others– either for good or bad – is seen every day. Camp provides a loving and caring atmosphere where a boy can admit his mistake, take responsibility for it, and learn how to act differently in the future.
Learning Life Skills
Boys learn skills that they will use throughout their life. Along with practical skills like building and cooking, they learn how to live productively and relationally in society. The problem-solving skills learned at camp have helped keep many campers out of trouble and enabled them to live successful lives.
The Power of the Gospel
Preparing boys to become productive members of society is a significant part of our program. Even more importantly, we want to introduce them to Jesus. Our desire is to use biblical principles, unconditional love and the gospel to help them realize that real heart change can only come through a relationship with God.
Camp opens the opportunity for life change that will impact boys and their families for years to come. Shane, reflecting on his experience at Camp 15 years ago, commented, “I didn’t take it real seriously at the time. But looking back, I realize that if I hadn’t went to camp, I would now probably be either in jail or dead. Camp helped me get my life on track.”
Committed to Each Boy’s Growth
The staff meets together weekly to discuss how camp is progressing. They are committed to the growth of each individual boy and discover ways to make that possible no matter how difficult the situation.
Together, We are Making a Difference
It takes all of us to help a boy through this journey. The boy himself needs to be committed to change. The support of his parents is very crucial. Chiefs give guidance and direction on a daily basis. Other staff provides support to the chiefs and keeps the families informed. You and many other supporters provide the prayers and finances to make it all possible.