Due to COVID-19, our overnight camp sessions for Camp Hope have been cancelled.
Our team has been working for weeks, in anticipation of this possible outcome, to design revised, meaningful summer programming that will allow us to continue toward our essential mission of providing stability, opportunity, and a Christian community.
Camp2U: It was a joy to connect with dozens of our camper families in June and July through our new Camp2U program, where we were able to deliver “camp-in-a-box” to dozens of our families. We partnered with local churches who hosted our time with families, where we provided lunch, played games, and sent our families home with other food assistance and a box full of fun activities.
Family Retreats: While we had hoped that our next step could be a weekend retreat for campers this fall, the health risks of a children’s event remain high. We are excited, instead, to offer two family retreats, one September 25-27 and one October 9-11.
Family retreats will be an opportunity for our campers, with their caregivers and other household members, to get out of the house and into a fun, loving environment where they can grow closer to God, and closer to their family. A number of health measures will be in place to ensure these retreats are safe and that risk is limited. Please stay tuned for dates and registration details.
For more information, contact Hope Rosenlund, Director of Programs.
VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
We were excited to bring Camp Hope home to our campers and their families through our Camp2U program. We are grateful to volunteers who donated items for our Camp2U camp-in-a-box! And many thanks to the nine churches who hosted our Camp2U activities this summer: Refuge Church, New City Church-Fairburn, Powder Springs UMC, Decatur First UMC, McKendree UMC, Norcross First UMC, Jodeco Road UMC, Douglasville First UMC, and Mt. Bethel UMC.
If you are a Camp Hope family in need of a food assistance, please call (404) 435-4912 and speak to Toria Peterson.
Twice a year, we host overnight retreats for any Camp Hope camper and their families from a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. These retreats are designed to allow campers to share a shortened version of their Camp Hope experience with their relatives, and it also serves as a weekend of fun, respite, and bonding for the family as a whole.
As highlighted above, we will have two Fall Family Retreats, one September 25-27 and one October 9-11. Details for registering will be available soon. For more information, contact Toria Peterson.
Fall Family Day at Zoo Atlanta – CANCELED FOR 2020
We were hopeful to be able to host our families in late summer/early fall for a fun day at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate the end of summer and kick off the school year, but Zoo Atlanta has canceled the program which allowed us to conduct this fun outing. Although we will miss seeing all those adorable animals, we are enjoying getting to see our families IN PERSON during Camp2U!
Contact Toria Peterson, Family Support Manager, for any questions.