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2019 Camp Hope Dates!
UPDATE – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click the button below to sign up NOW!
Hello, Camp Hope Volunteers!
Our staff team has already jumped into the careful planning of Camp Hope 2019, and we are excited to share that this summer will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of our ministry.
As you may know, each year we have been intentionally increasing the number of campers we are serving through Camp Hope, and we desire to continue this same growth rate throughout the next several years. In order to offer our camp experience to as many children of inmates as possible, we believe it’s necessary to slightly re-structure.
Starting in Summer 2019, we will split our Cornerstone and Leadership Training Academy campers into separate sessions of camp during three different weeks: Two weeks serving Cornerstone, and one week serving LTA. This division will allow us to provide campers with more individualized attention from our staff and volunteers, and it will allow for higher quality, age-appropriate activities if we focus on fewer children at a time.
Dates for Summer 2019 Sessions are as follows:
Leadership Training Academy: Campers ages 12-15
June 2nd-7th at Camp Twin Lakes in Warm Springs, GA – 50 campers/35 volunteers needed
Cornerstone: Campers ages 8-12
June 9th-14th at Camp Twin Lakes in Warm Springs, GA – 60 campers/40 volunteers needed
June 29th-July 3rd at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA – 100 campers/90 volunteers needed
We hope you will choose to volunteer again during one (or more!) of these camp sessions! Volunteer registration will open at www.kidz2leaders.org in December. Stayed turned for more details, and please contact Hope Rosenlund anytime if we can answer questions for you.
From the Annual Rally4theKidz held in Stecoah, NC, to our Camper2Counselor Retreat in Hampton to Spin for Kids in Rutledge and ending with a celebration of 25 years for Cobb Community Foundation, Kidz2Leaders campers, volunteers, staff and donors were making a difference this weekend!
Check out these photos for a taste of the activities all weekend long!
Join us for our annual “Spoke-n-Wheel” motorcycle rally! Kidz2Leaders’ sixth annual charity motorcycle ride, Rally4theKidz, will be held October 18-21, 2018, at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, NC.
Our home base will be the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge. The rally hosts organized and individual rides for both street and dual sport bikes, on some of the most famous motorcycle routes in the Eastern United States, such as the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and the Cherohala Skyway. We’ll have great riding, amazing food, and lots of fun! Come and ride with us! Click HERE for more details.
We are so fortunate to have had Paul Milliken broadcast LIVE from Camp Hope this morning on FOX5 GOOD DAY ATLANTA to share our story with all of Atlanta. In the first segment, he interviewed Christina Cummings and Hope Rosenlund, who described the mission of Kidz2Leaders and Camp Hope. He also interviewed three current campers who shared their favorite things at camp. In the second segment, Christina again shared facts about our organization and programming. Paul then interviewed two former campers – LaTina and Nigel, who now are adult counselors/volunteers. They shared their own personal stories of what Camp Hope and Kidz2Leaders means to them and why they keep coming back.
Be sure to check out the story and video HERE
Through the SPARK Prize competition, United Way funds small grants to provide incentives for cooperation and social advancements among nonprofits, community and business groups. Each regional event allows out-of-the-box thinkers to present their innovative idea to address the needs of children and families in their own communities.
We are excited to announce that Kidz2Leaders was awarded $5,000! With our funding, we have purchased tablets that will be used by each of our program platforms, beginning with Camp Hope this summer, to capture critical information from program participants to greatly improve our ability to monitor and report program outcomes.
Check out the video that we submitted to United Way that ultimately resulted in our being selected!