Friday, June 28, 2019

Kids Across America Kamp

CSM bus #1 rolls into camp as counselors rush the bus creating a huge welcome party for each camper!

Kids Across America Kamp's mission is "to build Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education" and their vision is to "transform urban youth to impact their communities for Christ." This camp is specifically designed for urban youth and how best to minister to them! For 28 years, Executive Director, Tracy Hipps, has sponsored buses and students to be able to attend this camp and this year 131 campers and their leaders had an incredible time.

This was the first year for KAA Español which specifically targeted urban Latino youth and it was a great success! We were able to take ten students and two leaders from Christ For The Nations Church in Centerpoint, AL. The campers had the best time and said that "from the beginning, they knew it was going to be so fun!"

CSM provides the buses, registration help, and some funding allowing smaller churches and groups to participate. Most would not be able to go to a week-long camp in Missouri without this logistical and financial help, and we are honored to be able to do this for youth in Birmingham.
2019 camp theme, Abide. John 15:4

Campers from Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Campers having fun.
KAA Español!

Group leaders have their own unique camp allowing them to recharge for the rest of the year!

Campers come back happy and tired from the week.