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This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 – Sept. 4, 2017, marks our 12th Camp Agape!!!

Every Labor Day weekend, about 150 “Angels”—children of incarcerated parents—attend Camp Agape, sponsored by the Camp Agape Hawaii. The camp first started in 2005 and stems from a mission to share God’s love with children whose parents are in prison. “Agape” love is always the theme at the camp, as volunteers and junior mentors strive to demonstrate the love of Christ to the camp attendees. Camp Agape is an annual, four-day event filled with an intentional series of activities and events that facilitate the sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love, trust, forgiveness and hope.

What Happens at Camp Agape?

Every activity is intended to give a mentor a chance to talk to an Angel about the love of God, as well as an opportunity to demonstrate that love. Our mentors and leaders are trained to understand the process of camp and trust in God’s timing to open up the Angels’ hearts.

Camp Agape includes activities that children would expect to see at a typical youth camp, such as surfing, archery, beach time, games, making crafts, participating in skits and one-on-one mentoring.

Why Camp Agape?

In the United States currently, there are more than 800,000 incarcerated parents that have more than 1,800,000 children who are minors. In Hawaii, the child of an incarcerated parent is 50 percent more likely to be incarcerated as well. These statistics continue to increase and the role of Camp Agape is to reach these children and their parents – to see whole families transformed by God’s unconditional love.

What Happens After Camp Agape?

Camp is just the beginning to a transformed life with Christ. As our resources grow, we will be able to provide more activities and events throughout the year that keep the children connected with their mentors, who love and encourage them. We also partner with other agencies and organizations that match our Angels with mentors to encourage them and build friendships with them.

Part of the vision for Camp Agape Hawaii is the on-going Mentorship Program that is developing around Aquaponics Systems and a Smokehouse! To learn more, Click Here 

How Can You Make a Difference?

As we prepare for this year’s Camp Agape, please partner with us. We cannot do this alone, so we ask for your help by financially partnering with us at any level you can. Camp Agape is free for every attendee; every child receives all the materials and supplies he or she would need during the course of the camp.

Please pray as God prepares our hearts, the Angels and their parents for all He will accomplish.
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