The Purpose of Camp Agape California is to help children, who have one or both parents incarcerated, to learn how to build healthy relationships, create positive life-changing memories and experiences. Our desire is to allow our kids to be kids through fun activities and to facilitate healing and restoration by teaching and equipping them through the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love, trust, forgiveness, hope and prayer.
Disrupting the Cycle of Inter-Generational Incarceration
Through our 4-day Camp experience, these incredible children will
experience spiritual, social, and relational growth, as well as prepare
them for a restorative relationship with their parents upon release from
jail or prison.
The Camp Agape California Camps are empowered by our generous supporters and
donors who enable our team of volunteers to send the children to a four-day
camp at no charge to them. Camp Agape California is fueled by a passionate
team of Volunteers and committed believers who want to make a difference in
the lives of these children, make positive impacts to our California communities
by disrupting the pandemic of inter-generational incarceration, and facilitate
breakthrough healing and growth through the teachings of Jesus Christ.
California has the Nation’s largest women’s Prison Population.
Many are single Moms with limited or no contact with their Children.
$75,000.00 is the annual cost for California to house a prisoner
(LA Times). Neglecting these children will create our future prisoners.
292,000 Children in California have one or both parents in Prison
(CRB). 50% of these Children will end up in Prison.
Our Free 4-Day kids camp is designed disrupt this cycle of
Restoring joy, laughter and hope in the lives of these kids is what
we are after!
We invite you to join the movement to restore hope, joy, love and
forgiveness in these precious lives of California children.
Camp Agape California Volunteers are a huge part of success of our
Free Kid’s Camps. Our Volunteers support the entire Camp. Our volunteers
also come along side our mentors and position the mentors to focus on
being with the kids, provide the mentor’s with breaks, and make it easy
on all the Camp leaders to focus on their task, and most importantly
minister to the children.
The Camp Agape California mentors play a vital and key component
of summer camp life. The camp mentors not only steward their
groups of Campers, but the mentors also create a relationship
based on trust, sincerity, love and friendship with each of the
campers in their groups throughout the weekend. Are you interested
in serving as a mentor at a Camp Agape?