Join us in prayer this month as we are hopeful and excited to be in full planning mode for finally seeing these kids and teens again! We are entering a season of retreats and camps, and after a year of waiting, we sure are full of hope!!
We thank you, first, for your comfort and your strength during the last season of waiting– waiting to see and love on your children in person. Lord, you took care of us, and you took care of them.
We ask you now to be with these kids and teens and with us through every step leading up to our next retreats and summer camp. Be with us and all of the volunteers as we prepare to share your love and light this coming season. Be with your children as they anxiously wait to see that Camp Akiva sign again, knowing they are entering a place of safety, love, and fun!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR RETREATS & CAMP !!
Onward & Upward is our weekend-long retreats for 13-15 year olds. The retreats use a curriculum focusing on character traits of godly men and women. We began this semi-annual program in 2004 with 39 teenagers and 46 volunteers.
SUMMIT is our weekend-long retreats for 16-18 year olds. The curriculum focuses on skills that will help them function better as adults. Examples include managing bank accounts, completing job applications, & mock interviews. We began this semi-annual program in 2007 with 12 teens and 16 volunteers.
RISE is a weekend-long retreat offered in April for teen boys and November for teen girls, ages 12-18. OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues.
Our Father's Children exists to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect in Texas, ages 6-18, in week-long camp settings and weekend retreats. We recruit volunteers from a variety of cities, churches and organizations who have a heart for offering these kids hope in Jesus Christ. Whether as a volunteer or donor (or both), we would love to have you join us in providing hope to these kids!