Many youth feel scared, broken or insignificant. Camp Amnicon helps marginalized youth to see the strength they possess within and the positive power they have in community with each other.
Camp Amnicon works with youth from difficult neighborhoods and broken homes, struggling with drugs & alcohol, suicide, and abusive relationships. Many never experience support or a loving environment. Amnicon partners with churches, schools, foster-care organizations, and community groups to reach kids who desperately need an experience of hope and of their own worth.
Amnicon gives hurting kids an experience of kindness, love and support. The camp uses wilderness trips to challenge youth to overcome both emotional and physical obstacles and to teach them that they are capable, loveable, and worthwhile. At-risk trips are fully funded by donors. Money raised on Global Giving directly sponsors a youth's wilderness trip by buying food and supplies or paying for the professional and caring guides.
Here's what one camper had to say: "Amnicon changes lives. It certainly changed mine. Before coming to Amnicon I was not a very outward person. I didn't know what my strengths and weaknesses were and I didn't feel like I had an identity. Amnicon provided a constant positive influence in my life which shaped the person that I am today. No matter what struggles and failures I encounter in my outside life, I know that I have open arms waiting for me here." - Skyler
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Camp Amnicon Documentary