My name is Katie Johnson, founder, and director of Calvary Horse Camp. Horses and kids have been my passion my whole life, which is why I am excited to introduce you to Calvary Horse Camp -- a Christian horse camp for urban foster girls from the ages of 10-13, to be held at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day, Oregon. The dates are June 27-July 1, 2022!
The camp is designed for twelve foster girls from urban areas in Oregon. They will arrive at camp on the afternoon of Monday. Each girl will be paired with her own horse to feed, water, and care for.
Throughout the week, the girls will receive horse safety lessons, attend walk-trot classes, hear inspiring words from a great speaker, have small group time, games, storytime, worship time, and many more exciting activities.
On the final day of camp, the girls will participate in a "fun day" with lots of games that will be played both on horseback and on foot. Then they will depart for their foster homes in the afternoon following lunch and a final ceremony.
The camp will be staffed with an all-female team of volunteers. Adult staff will be with the girls at all times, while an outstanding group of teen and young adult staffers will lead all activities and build strong friendships with the campers.
This is our fourth year of hosting camp (we started in 2018 but had to cancel in 2020 due to COVID-19), and we cannot wait to have some alumni return as well as welcome in some first-timers! We also are very excited to have some alumni who have aged out joining our staff this year! This camp has already had a profound impact, not only on the students but on the local community, and we cannot wait to see what God has in store for the future of our camp!
Our goal has always been for the girls to be able to attend camp completely cost-free, which means we rely on donations and support to continue to help keep camp running as we have fees for facilities, supplies, food, and transportation.
Please help us give these girls an exciting opportunity of a lifetime by donating now. However, if you are unable to donate, you can still help by joining the many who are supporting this ministry in prayer. Thank you!
If you would like to learn more about this program please go to calvaryhorsecamp.org