Camps and Retreats

Since 1991, youth from shelters, various inner city neighborhoods, and housing projects around Houston have been offered a better chance to discover their full potential through the programs offered by Hope for Youth.  These programs are designed to open the doors of hope to youth in need of the compassionate leadership so necessary to foster spiritual, academic, and social growth.  To facilitate that growth, we offer programming in four broad categories; Large Group Outreach, Small Group Discipleship, Camps and Retreats, and Summer Programs.

Camps And Retreats

Stoney Creek Ranch in New Ulm, TX:  This camp provides our middle school students with a great camping and spiritual development opportunity.  Like KAA (mentioned below), this camp is specifically designed to serve urban youth and serves as a great gateway for spiritual and social growth at a crucial time in the life of a young teenager.

Kids Across America (KAA) in Golden, MO: For many, KAA is among the highlights of their year- and rightfully so.  Kids Across America is a camp directly targeted and maintained for students who find themselves in an urban setting and in at-risk situations.  Every year, students come back and share how this eight-day experience literally changed their lives. This program focuses on our 9th-12th grade students.

Spring Retreat at Carolina Creek: Taking place in the pine woods near Huntsville, TX, Carolina Creek Christian Camp presents a unique opportunity to bring our youth to a weekend camping retreat designed to “go-deeper” with each of them. The weekend is comprised of team-building, leadership, and spiritual development exercises that cause the students to “think” through their experiences and to seek a better, more fulfilling life.