Children are divided into small groups for curriculum study and other activities. Each group has its own set of adult leaders. Curriculum is designed to address the special needs of this group of youngsters. We also have share groups where children can process together their hopes, dreams and difficulties that might impact them.
Many of the children we serve come unprepared for camp. Some have clothes and shoes too small to wear or just worn out. To help with their confidence, a child is invited to receive items from a room of donated items.
Small groups spend time with a counselor. They are given permission to speak freely about what it means to be a child of an inmate, and voice their fears in a safe and confidential place.
Many of the children served have medical needs. All medicines are collected from the children and the nurses dispense the medicine.
Children participate in an age appropriate worship. Energetic music, messages that children can understand, scripture readings, and prayer time incorporates the theme for the week.
There are opportunities for a variety of water activities on Lake Texoma, including swimming, water games, canoes, & paddleboats.
Children participate in games designed with the intention of building of teams, teamwork, self-esteem, and confidence.
Craft time allows for creativity to develop.
Campers are placed in small groups that work at developing friendships. Each lesson includes interactive activities engaging the children with scripture and with each other.
We are committed to a ratio of one adult for every two children.
Our staff includes licensed social workers and other counseling professional.
We also have nurses available 24 hours per day.
Volunteers are expected to:
Interested in being part of New Day Camp?
Groups can collect items for New Day Camp (contact Lesa Rhoads, 405/530-2014, firstname.lastname@example.org for a wish list); raise funds to scholarship kids to camp. Individuals can collect items for New Day Camp (contact Lesa Rhoads, 405/530-2014, email@example.com for a wish list); raise funds to scholarship kids to camp; drive or be a rider on the van taking kids to camp.
Funding for New Day Camp comes through scholarships from local churches and donations from individuals like you, Sunday school classes and a wide range of other groups. With this funding the continuation of this camp is possible.
Donations for New Day Camp are tax deductible. Make checks payable to: Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) and note that the donation is for New Day Camp.
Camp expenses average $250 per camper and covers: