Why prisoners’ children?
Child Evangelism Fellowship reports that there are 2.1 million prisoners incarcerated in this country. There are more than seven million children who have a parent under some form of correctional supervision.
According to U.S. Senate Report (Report 106-404 September 8, 2000), children of prisoners are six times more likely than other children to be incarcerated at some point in their lives. Without effective intervention strategies, as many as 70 percent of these children will become involved with the criminal justice system.
Our goal is to break the vicious cycle of incarceration.
What other programming do you offer other than Camp Hope?
Camp Hope is just the entry-point into these children’s lives and the beginning of a long relationship with our campers! After camp, kidz2leaders offers a variety of programs for campers including field trips, family days, weekend retreats, mentoring, and an annual Christmas party of campers and their parents. Campers who have graduated to be counselors are invited to a special Counselor Retreat each fall and are also invited to apply to be a part of our interns4tomorrow program. We also offer a food pantry throughout the year for our Camp Hope families. For more information about these programs, please visit our Programs page.
Do the campers live only in Cobb County?
No, we work with campers who live throughout the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Newton, Spalding, Paulding, Douglas, Cherokee, Henry, and Clayton.
Where can I find more information about being a counselor at Camp Hope?
If you are interested in serving as a teen, college or adult counselor at Camp Hope, please visit our Volunteer page. Applications are available at the beginning of each year – positions fill up quickly, so be sure to turn your application in on time if you would like to be considered for a counselor position!
I’m interested in volunteering, but don’t have a week to give as a counselor at camp. What other volunteer opportunities does kidz2leaders offer?
There are number of ways to volunteer for kidz2leaders other than being a counselor at camp, from volunteering in our office to helping drive an intern to work. For a complete listing of our volunteer opportunities, check out our volunteer page. Also check out our Calendar for a listing of upcoming events.
I’m interested in hosting a fundraiser to benefit kidz2leaders. Who should I contact?
Please contact Nancy Staub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-977-7751.
I know/have a child whose parents are incarcerated. How can they get enrolled in Camp Hope?
We accept first-time campers who are currently in the 3rd or 4th grade and have a parent incarcerated to attend Camp Hope. Please call our office at 770-977-7751 to learn more about Camp Hope. For children to get involved in our annual programming, they must participate in Camp Hope first. It is free for children to attend Camp Hope!
I’m interested in starting a camp for prisoners’ children. Where can I get more information about this?
Thank you for your interest in working with prisoners’ children! We would love to share our experiences and support you as we are able. Please visit the Camp Expansion page to read how we are helping groups launch their own camps and contact Christina Cummings for more information.
How I can make a donation to kidz2leaders?
Online via our donation page.
Checks can be made out to kidz2leaders and mailed to kidz2leaders, inc, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Ga 30068.
Thank you so much for your donation!