Our mission is to insure that children of all economic and social backgrounds are given an opportunity to have a safe and healthy place to go where they can just find that inner child again without having to worry about external factors influencing their lives. Our goal is to enrich the lives of all those who attend our camps.
Camp4Kids is not a religious camp; we do not preach any single religious, philosophical or spiritual belief. As we feel that is important to foster values of respect, gratitude, kindness, and compassion. Each morning at Camp Oakes we go to the camp’s chapel for what we call morning inspiration time. We sing songs, tell value-based stories, and sometimes open and close with a generic thanks to God. No child is obligated if they choose not to. Also, at each meal we give thanks that our day be safe and happy and giving thanks for the food we are about to eat. Again, no one is obligated to participate. We believe that everyone has a right to their own beliefs.
If you are looking for a religious camp, we are not for you, but if you want to send your child to a camp where they can explore their own beliefs and grow inspirationally through the values of sharing, caring, creating new friends and learning to give to others less fortunate, then you have come to the right place.
By giving children the tools to better understand themselves, they develop problem solving skills, independence, confidence, and strength of character.
By teaching children how to live and work in a community, they learn to manage themselves in complex social situations, put others’ needs before their own, and to work with other individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
By helping children value nature, they learn to preserve, protect and appreciate the immeasurable gifts of the outdoor world.
And, by instilling these actions, children grow to see and appreciate the beauty, magic, and possibility within themselves, others and the world.
Values of our Camp
At Camp4Kids we believe that each member of our staff is to be a good role model. Helping children to develop responsibility, honesty and respect is as important as teaching them social skills. One of the best ways to teach values to children is to lead by example. We believe that if you want a child to grow up to be respectful, compassionate and honest, you need to strive for these qualities within yourself. At Camp4Kids we hope to teach the following values: honesty, courtesy, respect, gratitude, generosity, forgiveness and compassion. We believe these are the values of a well-rounded life.
Camp4Kids is a proud memeber of ACA which is the only national accrediting body for camps of all types. ACA’s accreditation standards focus on health, safety, and risk management, and are used as benchmarks by government entities. ACA accreditation provides public evidence of a camp’s commitment to the well-being of campers and staff.
Your faith can move mountains, and your doubt can create them. At Camp4Kids we believe that faith is about teaching children to believe in themselves beyond what others do. We believe in the magic of camp and that our future is as bright as our faith in ourselves and each other.
We believe that what makes each of us special is what makes us stronger.