Kids Across America Camp 2022!
Tracy Hipps is 32 years strong with Kids Across America. The fruit he has witnessed grow from this camp is eternal. Each year, KAA profoundly impacts children around the US through the attention, love, and “hype for Jesus” they experience throughout their week in the mountains of Branson, MO.
KAA is one of the US’s most influential urban ministry camps. Its mission is “to build Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education.” Students experience a fun week full of counseling, discipleship, and leadership development.
Every year, CSM works with many of our church and ministry partners to take their students to KAA for a week full of fellowship and adventures. We worked with 9 of our church partners this year and brought over 135 individuals to Kamp!
James 4:8 tells us that as we draw near to Christ, He draws near to us. We see this Truth experienced as students commit a week of their summer to go after the heart of God. Kristen, a Birmingham student, testified, “while I knew God loved me, this was the first time that I felt it in my heart.” Leah said she felt the “refreshment of God” throughout her week at KAA! We had 15 new decisions for Christ this year! Life transformation happened, and God built his kingdom in the hearts of our students! We are grateful to those that made this trip possible for many of our students.
As KAA campers grow up, many come back and become counselors and leaders. For example, one of our past interns, Jenn Brown, once attended a CSM trip to KAA as a student. She went on to be a counselor and now serves as the Director of Programs this summer!
See the images below to see Sara, summer ’21 intern, and Jenn, fall ’21 intern, reuniting at Kamp this year.