Our Cups Are Full !
Whew! We made it!! Our energy levels may be low after a summer filled with God’s children, planning, training, fun,laughter, swimming, singing, and playing, but our hearts and cups are FULL of God’s blessings. Join us in a prayer of thanksgiving and gratitude for God’s provisions for us this past season.
We thank you, always, for our campers–we are so thankful that we got to see them this summer! Cover them in your protection and comfort going into another school year and until they can see that Camp Akiva sign again.
Thank you for our volunteers! Your people truly showed your love this summer, and we are so so thankful for them! Bless our volunteers with rest after this busy season of loving your children.
Thank you for our Camp Akiva staff! Not only did they serve us so wonderfully this summer, but they served every group that visited Camp Akiva. We couldn’t do any camp without them!!
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 camp settings, weekend retreats, and in mentoring clubs. 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!