BENEFITING: CAMP HOPE BOYS RANCH
In Oklahoma alone there are approximately 144,000 children in foster care and thousands of single parent homes. Some of these children are just going through the motions of life, not feeling self-worth, not feeling loved, and not being held accountable for their actions. God has put a desire in our hearts to do something about this growing problem, and now we have been given the opportunity to purchase what was formerly Camp Hudgens.
Even though the camp has been closed for three years, it has just about everything we need to get started now. It has several cabins with bunk beds, a mess hall, swimming pool, and a shop building. With the camp being located on Lake McAlester there is also a boat dock with paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes. We would like to add some small cabins and large chapel. In the future we also want to build several homes to house foster children with a DHS certified house parent.
First and foremost, we want to teach children about Jesus Christ. We are going to have a faith-based “Back to the Basics” Camp, where we can teach children basics such as:
Trades: Welding, Carpentry, Machinery, Office Skills, Photography, and Painting.
Farm Skills: Horticulture, caring for livestock, and operating equipment.
Life Skills: Cooking, Cleaning, Sewing, and Health care.
Recreation: Various Sports, Fishing, Hunting, Swimming, Art, Music, and Horseback Riding.
Whatever the child wants to learn about, we will find someone to teach them. We will have a full staff, including certified counselors. We want to teach young people about team work, and how to do their part to make a difference in the world.
We need your help in changing Camp Hudgens to “CAMP HOPE”. To make all of these things possible we need donations, 1.3 million to be exact. We are a non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be sent to either Camp Hope or First National Bank of McAlester, in care of Camp Hope Boys Ranch.
Whatever God leads you to donate, look at the widow’s mite, she gave and the Lord blessed it. Please join with us to help the children, all a child needs is a chance.
Thank you and God Bless.