Providing engaging camp experiences for urban youth is the bridge that will connect people from potentially painful places to their purpose. Sometimes you have to be geographically displaced and uprooted from the norms of your everyday life in order to come alive and see clearly what is possible.
During the summer months, with hours of idle time on their hands, many youth are recruited by older gang members and often fall prey to dangerous activities. We have found that most urban families are overwhelmed at the thought of needing to pay $350 for an experience to escape their hood, have the freedom to embrace nature, hear the voice of God, and be loved by a staff that loves them. We are reminded of the Scripture “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” ~Romans 8:32. This is God’s great pleasure – to bless His children. Emerging HOPE wants to bless His children by alleviating the financial stress for youth to attend camp.
Thus far Emerging HOPE has awarded “65” free summer camp scholarships to urban youth in Kalamazoo County.
Beechpoint Christian Camp
Summer 2016 Video
Here's a look at all the fun that we had at camp this summer. Our theme was 'Live by Faith' and we studied the life of Christ. We had a blast learning about Jesus, making new friends, and doing all of the great camp activities!
I love to see this kind of activity going on in our community. When I was raising my boys, I looked for positive summer programs for them to be involved in.
Thank you and your husband for your service to our community and world.
God bless you.
Thank you for an opportunity for my child to be able to be one of the many participant of this year's scholarship grants.
Hi, my name is Krishanna.
I had such a blast at Beechpoing Christian Christian Camp. We rode horses, went swimming, had a cookout, went zip lining, drove go carts, and much much more! I am so blessed to be in contact with Sister Pamela Robinson.
thank you so much sister, Pamela, for EVERYTHING!
“The camp scholarship program is such a blessing. I am a single parent without extra money to be able to afford to send my child to camp. I am so grateful that you offered me the scholarship. I really wanted my child to have something I never had, something that would really impact her life.”
Deion, Emerging H.O.P.E. scholarship recipient camp parent.
Hi, Mrs. Pamela and Mr. Curtis, I had a blast at camp Beechpoint we learned new songs we ate good meals. We played games like gaga, drove Go-Carts, played basketball, swam, and scaled the gigantic rock climbing wall. I had so much fun. Thank you for everything!
I am exciting that there is a camp available that my granddaughter can possibly learn some other spiritual values that are often lost in hope that one day her father will return home to her.
I just wanted to send out a heartfelt thank you for the opportunity to send my children to Camp Beechpoint this summer. It was a new experience and they brought home many memories and new friendships from this experience. It is so important to have opportunities for children to grow in their faith, especially as they start to experience new situations which call for spiritual guidance. Camp Beechpoint provided that spiritual guidance, in a fun-filled atmosphere. The camp experience was all the girls talked about for days after returning home!
Thank you again, and blessings to the future of your organization.
Pray for our ministry
Please pray that we will effectively engage urban youth, introduce them to Jesus Christ, as well as teach them how to be leaders of positive change in their communities. We need your support to build our organization and to promote healthy individual and family functioning. Emerging HOPE cannot succeed in its mission without you.
Gift of Camp
Donations can be made by copying and pasting the link below into your web browser:
Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program
P.O. Box 224
Portage, MI 49081-0424
Your Gift Matters
Support at any level makes a direct impact on hundreds of youth and families every day.
Thank you in advance for your gift!
Minister Curtis L. and Dr. Pamela Robinson, Sr.