ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST DRIVE-IN HOPE4CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Saturday, December 12
Church of the Apostles
3585 Northside Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30327
We are working hard this year to make our Hope4Christmas Celebration a safe, meaningful and fun experience for the whole family. This year we will be hosting our FIRST EVER Hope4Christmas Drive-In Party!
2020 has been a difficult year for many of us and we would like to provide some extra support this Christmas season. Here are some specific ways that you can serve our Camp Hope Families this year:
- Adopt a Family: Commit to purchasing two $25 gifts per child
- Contribute to our Christmas gift card fund: Help provide our families with Kroger and Gas cards
- Volunteer at Hope4Christmas: Saturday, December 12 9am-12pm
- Volunteer before the Event: Help K2L Staff in November and December prior to event
Camp Hope 2021 Applications are OPEN! Sign up today!
Dates for Summer 2021 Sessions are as follows:
Leadership Training Academy: Campers ages 12-15
July 4th -9th at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
60 campers/50 volunteers needed
Cornerstone: Campers ages 8-12
July 11th-16th at Camp Grace in Roberta, GA
130 campers/130 volunteers needed
We missed summer camp this year, but we are excited to announce that Camp Hope 2021 applications are open! Once again, we will split our Cornerstone and Leadership Training Academy camps into two sessions. You can check the roster below to see which session your camper qualifies for.
Camper registration is OPEN – click on roster below to confirm which session your camper qualifies for. To register, click the link below.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
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 Retreat: 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 were pleased, instead, to offer one large family retreat, October 9-11.
The family retreat was 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 were in place to ensure that everyone was safe and that risk was limited. The retreat was a great success! Click below to check out our photos.
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, our Fall Family Retreat was held October 9-11. Look for details coming in 2021 for our upcoming retreats. 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.