Partner With Us: Camp David
Hey Red Leaf Family!
We wanted to bring you in and share with you some of the awesome ways that you help out around the world! Yes, we said that right, the world! We don’t know if you were aware, but when you visit Red Leaf you are helping other organizations that we partner with, and we wanted to share some info with you about this organization that is dear to our hearts in hopes that you are encouraged by what you read, and that you may feel led to participate as well!
One of the great organizations that we partner with is Camp David, a specialized camp for children who have a parent that is incarcerated. This summer camp allows children to not only have a great time doing activities like horse back riding, archery, games, and swimming, but also addresses the many challenges that these kids face. They equip kids with tools they can use for success during this challenging time in their life. They also offer mentoring, after school programs, and family retreats, where caregivers are able to spend time not only relaxing and being pampered, but work through some of the pain and frustration they deal with every single day. Camp David also has international camps in Africa, South Asia and the D.R. where in addition to the above, they teach older kids life skills through classes such as wood working and sewing. Camp David believes in creating leaders and they have seen a lot of former campers begin to serve as staff!
We have seen so much healing and community come from this organization so we wanted to share this with you! Over the course of the next year we really wanted to invite Red Leaf customers and other businesses to partner with us and help support these kids so they can be a part of this camp! Because they are a non-profit, what you give is tax deductible and the link to donate is below. We encourage you to read through the stories of how these kids who felt alone and isolated were able to make meaningful connections, feel like they could be themselves and how families have been impacted. So join us in partnering with these kids! To give you an idea, it takes $100 to sponsor a child for a life changing week long camp! We really believe that together, we can change the lives of these sweet kids! Will you join us?
We will leave you with an excerpt from a testimonial:
Camp David has a “Mom’s Retreat” for the caregivers of their camp kids. Finally! People who GET it! People who feel the way I feel. People who don’t recoil when they hear my story. People who understand the challenges of raising kids through so much guilt and shame. This was life-changing for me. While everyone else abandoned us, God had not and He finally had provided me with the relationships I needed to be the mom my kids needed.”