KidzKamp wraps up another great weekend

June 2018 · Ministry News
Nearly 70 kids had a blast last weekend during three fun-filled days at the 2018 KidzKamp in Salina, Kansas. Once again, Saint Francis staff and volunteers hosted children from all over the state at the Webster Conference Center, bringing smiles to the faces of children in need of a few days of carefree summer fun.

Each year, KidzKamp gives children in foster care a chance to cast off their concerns and to forget – if only briefly – the stress, frustration, and uncertainty they deal with daily.

For many, KidzKamp is the best time of year.

Boys and girls ages 8-12 can be themselves, learn and play carefree, and make new friends – friends who understand their situation better than anyone else can.

Many also look forward to seeing brothers and sisters who are living with other foster families. Although Saint Francis tries hard to place siblings within the same family, it’s not always possible to keep them together. For such siblings, KidzKamp offers a chance to reunite with a brother or sister.

It wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of people like Todd Hadnot and the dozens of Saint Francis employees and community members who volunteer their time to make it happen.

It’s hard work, but deeply rewarding. That must be why so many offer their time and resources every year to bring a few days of joy into a child’s life.

To learn how you can support KidzKamp, either financially or as a volunteer, visit The Saint Francis Foundation here.