Summer camp brings back wonderful memories for many Americans. This past summer, 220 sponsored teenagers enjoyed HFHC’s Christian Leadership Youth Camp held at both Global Outreach and Camp Hope facilities. During these weeks of camp, teens heard insightful messages from ministers and mentors, learned about sustainable gardening, built relationships with others, enjoyed tie-dying a camp t-shirt, played fun group games, and performed engaging skits. The camps also included Bible memorization, peer-nominated leadership awards, and small group Bible discussion sessions.
The goal of these camps is to develop tomorrow’s leaders and build strong bonds among our youth in Haiti. Most campers showed a yearning for additional spiritual insights and knowledge. Surveys taken at the end of camp showed that 30% of campers came to camp already baptized believers and that 76% of unbaptized campers wanted to study more with a minister or mentor when they returned home.
HFHC’s Camp Hope facilities hosted two weeks of camp, and the water tower, shower house, and security wall were completed just before the first camp week began in June. This completed Phase 2 of the 4-phase Rebuilding Hope capital efforts for Camp Hope. Phase 3 construction plans includes building eight cabins (four for boys and four for girls) so campers will no longer have to sleep in the Thomazeau Christian School classrooms. Thanks to all HFHC sponsors and Rebuilding Hope partners who make HFHC’s Christian Leadership Youth Camps possible so teens can be trained to become outstanding leaders of tomorrow.