Another Youth Group trip to Mexico? Hardly.
Community Action Missions focuses on helping young people minister to others in their own community. We currently sponsor local Summer Mission CAMps in the Oklahoma City area as well as service activities and get-togethers during the school year. It’s an awesome way to help those in need alongside young people from many churches and without breaking parents’ bank accounts.
We host three great Summer CAMps this year. We max the CAMps out at 30 participants. First come first serve. The second CAMp is over half full already. Deadline to sign-up is two weeks before the CAMp.
Must be finished with 6th grade. A parental consent form (Download) must be filled out, signed and notarized for all participants (one week before the CAMp). CAMpers should also use our list of items to bring to CAMp (Download).
Adult volunteers need to fill out an Adult Volunteer Form (Download).
Camps are free but some volunteers and supporters have asked what are the expenses of hosting the CAMps. We have a suggested love offering of $60.00 to help cover the expenses of the CAMps.
2015 Summer CAMps
Community Action Ministries (CAM)– Summer CAMps are scheduled:
Ada- at Cornerstone Kids Ranch
We will be preparing for the summer Kid’s Ranch: CAMpers will help Cornerstone Kids Ranch prepare for 5 weeks of elementary day camps. Activities will include painting, weed eating (yard work), cleaning horse stalls and tack, setting up and preparing craft tents, and building a new zip line, these are just to name a few things. We will provide transportation to Ada from Norman. (Ranch Camp Brochure)
Local Summer Mission CAMp
July 8-11 & July 29-Aug 1
Our other two CAMps will be more like our traditional CAMps that we have hosted for the past 15 years. The participants will help several non-profit agencies such as Love Links, HUGS for Soldiers, OKC Regional Food Bank, Feed the Children, Skyline Urban Ministries, Center for Children and Families, and Food and Shelter for Friends, as well as assisting individual widows and hospice patients in the Norman area at each CAMp.
Many nonprofit agencies are severely underfunded, and frequently high-impact, needful tasks that are secondary to an agency’s primary mission are left undone. This is where CAM’s young ministers step in. CAMpers will clean clothing closets, food pantries, prepare and serve meals, repackage food for shipping to distribution centers, etc. For the individuals that we serve, participants complete yard work and light jobs around their homes that have become arduous or impossible as the years have gone by. CAMpers will volunteer about 6-7 hours per day for three days at each CAMp. We spend the night in local churches and take showers at the YMCA. We begin each morning with a devotion and end each evening with team-building activities, worship songs and a lesson taught by a teen member of the YAC.
CAM is a ministry providing the Body of Christ with ways to serve the community.
We strive to:
- teach young people the importance of helping in their communities
- build unity in the Body of Christ by giving young people of all denominations an opportunity to serve God together
- challenge participants to step up to leadership roles in their churches and communities