Many of the young people that come to Camp Anderson with our Masterpiece Initiative program suffer from neglect, abandonment and abuse. These young people represent our societies greatest need and present us with our greatest opportunity to make a difference. 100% of your donation goes directly to sponsor a child to come to camp and your investment will provide eternal dividends.
COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER CAMP 2017
Kids Needing Sponsorship
These kids are the most vulnerable and needy kids in our society and your contribution here will make an incredible difference. We are asking Businesses and Churches to consider supporting a specific group of kids from the list below so we can help develop an ongoing relationship between your organization and that particular group of kids. The kids from these areas will write you at the conclusion of their week here at camp to let you know about their experience. You can click on the button on the right that says “Sponsor Underpriveledged Teens” and change a life today!
|DCF Jacksonville / Clay area||20 Kids x $175||=||$3,500|
|DCF Tallahassee area||30 Kids x $175||=||$5,250|
|DCF Daytona area||30 Kids x $175||=||$5,250|
|DCF Circuit 8|
Alachua, Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist Counties
|10 Kids x $175||=||$1,750|
|DCF Circuit 3|
Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union
|20 Kids x $175||=||$3,500|
|Baptist Children’s Home||30 Kids x $175||=||$5,250|
|Sherriff’s Girls Ranch||25 Kids x $175||=||$4,375|
|Sherriff’s Boys Ranch||30 Kids x $175||=||$5,250|
|Partnership for Strong Families||15 Kids x $175||=||$2,625|
|The Potters House Children||15 Kids x $175||=||$2,625|
|Individual ‘At Risk’ children||135 Kids x $175||=||$23,625|
|Meridian [North/Central Florida]||40 Kids x $175||=||$7,000|
|Total number of kids on the |
waiting list seeking sponsorship
|400 Kids x $175||= $70,000|
It’s fun to have fun with the staff. It’s a really fun place to be. I like to learn about God. I love the people here. I love this place. I gave my life to Christ and it has changed me so much. I love this place.
God set me free. He broke my chains and showed me who I really am. I am His. I am loved. I am forgiven. I am free. God bless Camp Anderson.
I feel as if I got close to God when I came to this Camp. It helped me to understand why God loves me and why I should love Him too. I understand now that I don’t have to give God nothing for Him to love me, He already loves me.
I came to camp broken. God has worked a miracle in my heart and soul and Camp Anderson helped to show me the way.
I have learned that even when I think no one loves me, God will always love me. His love is everlasting and he will never stop loving us.
This week I got saved and baptized. Pastor Kevin was truly a blessing. Jamie (my counselor) was an excellent person to be around. Mr. Bloodworth was someone to go to for incredible guidance and wisdom. Camp Anderson has turned my life around. God bless this camp.
Before I came to Camp Anderson, I was that rebellious teenager that they described partying, drinking, and involved in drugs. I didn’t even want to come, but my mom made me. But now, I’m so glad I did. It changed my life!
Camp Anderson has been life changing. Before coming here I felt lost and alone. Now, I feel closer to God and my heart is full and content.
I came to camp feeling hopeless. When I got here, all of that changed. This camp has changed me in a way I never expected. I gave my life to God and now I have Hope!
Before coming to Camp Anderson, I thought that no one loved me. This week at camp changed everything! I was shown that God loves me very much and that I matter! This week at camp, I got a closer look at God’s great grace. I am so much closer to God now than I have ever been before and my life has been forever changed. Thank you Camp Anderson!
This camp was the best thing that has happened to me! You all made me feel loved! Now, I believe Jesus is real. Thank you for everything.
The love that everyone has given me at this camp has showed me that God does care about me! This camp has helped me choose to follow God.
God used these people to show me that I am loved and that I am not alone anymore.
Left to Right: Governor-Rick Scott, Camp Director-William Bloodworth, Sec. Juvenile Justice-Christina Daly, Sec. DCF-Mike Carroll, Pat Smith DCF
This partnership between Department of Children and Families, (DCF) along with other ‘at risk’ children’s organizations and Camp Anderson is incredible and unprecedented.
This newfound cooperation has opened new doors of opportunity for us to really make a difference in the lives of young people in the government system. With this success, Camp Anderson plans to increase the bed-space for this sponsorship program up to 700 young people.
We are reaching out to businesses, churches and individuals in the Southeast to help us sponsor as many of these young people as we possibly can.
The faith-based community may never have an opportunity like this again to cooperate with the State to reach the most vulnerable and needy young people in our society.
This past summer, Camp Anderson sponsored about 240 young people to come to summer camp from several ‘at risk’ organizations including the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Meridian, Partnership for Strong Families, Baptist Children’s Home, The Potter’s House and other orphanage and foster care organizations.
Many of these young people have lost hope and suffer from abandonment, depression and abuse. Camp Anderson provides a unique and extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in their lives. While at camp, these young people are loved unconditionally, and they experience God in a powerful and life changing way.
We have received hundreds of letters from these teens, their caseworkers and family members giving testimony of renewed hope and course correction in these vulnerable lives.
You can sponsor a child to come to camp by donating $175.
* Camp Anderson is a 501c3 non-profit and your donations are tax deductible. 100% of your donation will go directly to sponsor ‘at-risk’ needy kids to come to camp.
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