We want kids to know they're important to us, so we're taking camp to them, right where they are!
We launched a brand new initiative for the summer of 2020: a virtual camp experience!
Our theme for 2020 was "Spy Academy." Children between the ages of 7 and 13 who needed some encouragement in their lives were invited to join an elite group of recruits for our online Spy Academy. These recruits received a spy kit filled with all the supplies they needed to complete a fun week of spy training online and in their homes. As often as possible, our staff delivered the spy kits in person, and Harvey and his friends even went along!
Activities included awesome nature challenges, outdoor activities, creative crafts, important investigations, and more! Recruits were able to watch exciting livestreams and videos from Youth Haven's campuses and interact with our staff throughout the week. Children who participated could earn prizes by completing the different activities, watching the livestreams, and joining us for Zoom calls. Through it all, they learned the important truths that God is trustworthy, God is loving, and God is all-powerful.
Virtual camp allowed us to stay connected and continue to encourage the children who have been involved in our programs. It also gave us the ability to share God's love with kids who might not be able to attend our on-site programs for some reason.
We're already excited about our 2021 virtual camp! Like all of our programs, our virtual camp and all the included supplies will be provided to the children free of charge. It's one way we can show kids they are not alone - that even though things have been confusing and difficult, we love them, and God does, too!
If you would like to help provide this opportunity for a child, please click here to give. Thank you!