Bright smiles, changed lives, and open hearts

Jesus said, “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)

As we navigate the challenges of educating and caring for our children in an unprecedented time, abundant life seems like a distant dream. A global pandemic, rising racial tensions, and a struggling economy have made life difficult for so many, not the least of which are our children. So much of their lives have been disrupted or, worse, threatened.

At LEAD, we are already planning, praying, and imagining for next summer, knowing we are called to make a difference.

Together we can do our part to give children a taste of the abundant life we have in Christ by continuing to offer Camp Hope, a student-led day camp ministry that is a three-week engagement in Christian community.

Camp Hope campers and staff find a safe space where they are loved, nurtured, and cared for as they become part of a community of faith.

This 30-year-old ministry has given thousands of campers and staff a strong start in life.

Campers grow through a day camp experience in which they immerse themselves in a different Bible story each day.

Staff gain confidence in their leadership as they learn life skills such as time management, flexibility, and responsibility.

Children and youth are not the only beneficiaries.

Camp Hope congregations build strong neighborhood ministries and nurture youth who are excited about their faith, bonded with each other, and eager to step into leadership.

And Camp Hope is a gift to parents who are looking for safe places for their children to spend time during the summer.

Bright smiles, changed lives, and open hearts 
make this ministry one our world needs now more than ever.

Would you prayerfully consider a gift to support LEAD and Camp Hope?

You can be part of making a difference in the lives of children and youth.

Make Camp Hope possible for a whole new generation of children by giving today.

In Christ,

The Rev. Louise N. Johnson
Director of Leadership Development

To learn more about Camp Hope, visit the Camp Hope website.