Angel Tree Camping
The heart of Jesus if for restoration. He has come to bring His good news of hope, restoration and healing to all who are broken and who long to experience the freedom and joy of knowing Him. Our Angel Tree program has the privilege of touching the lives of some of the 350,000 children across Canada who have experienced the brokenness as a result of being separated from a parent who is incarcerated.
Angel Tree Camping provides funding for a child with an incarcerated parent to attend and integrate into a regular week at a local Christian day or overnight camp.
Through Angel Tree Camping, the child is given an opportunity to step outside of their situation at home into a unique environment at a summer camp full of adventure and fun. It also provides them the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus Christ and the difference He can make in their lives.
Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to only those who successfully qualify for the program. For any child who is approved for sponsorship through Angel Tree Camping, Prison Fellowship Canada regional staff or volunteers will work with the child’s caregiver to help connect the family with a local Christian camp in their area and facilitate the child’s camp registration.
If you are a Caregiver and are interested in having a child participate in Angel Tree Camping, please have their incarcerated parent speak with their Chaplain and request an application. Or contact us directly at 1-844-618-5867.
If you are interested in donating to Prison Fellowship Canada to help send a child to camp through Angel Tree Camping, please contact us today. This is a great opportunity for church communities, families or individuals to help make a great difference in the life of a child and family.
The average cost to send a child each year is $300 and we are aiming to provide this opportunity to 300 children in 2018..
Here is what prisoners and their families are telling us about the impact of this program:
"This program is amazing. It allows my children's father the ability to provide them with reassurance that even though he is away, he loves them and are always in his thoughts. My kids feel happy that even though he isn't around on a daily basis, he can still provide them with this beautiful camping trip. Thank you so much. Bless you." - The Easton Family
"Thank you for your support with helping our children feel connected to their father whom they miss dearly. They love telling their dad all about the fun they have at camp. It also makes him feel more involved with them as a parent. For that we are grateful and extend our thanks." - The LaRue Family
"Angel Tree has assisted in sending my granddaughter to camp since she has been a little girl. The camp has encouraged her to become a confident young woman who respects and likes herself. They have also taught her to have empathy for her parents since they have walked in and out of her life since birth. (serving multiple prison sentences)" - Grandmother & Angel Tree Caregiver