Jointly sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ, Camp Agape offers a free, week-long camp experience to children aged 7-11 who have a parent who is incarcerated. The aim of Camp Agape is to broaden the children’s horizons by letting them experience a fun-filled week in a loving environment.
There are over 2000 children in Vermont with one or both parents in prison. A 2001 Senate report shows that 70% of the children of current prisoners will themselves someday be incarcerated. Camp Agape Vermont is designed to break the cycle of “generational incarceration” and to help children discover Christ who can help lead them to lives of love and compassion for themselves, their parents and neighbors.
You can help transform lives by donating scholarships, gifts for the children, your skills or your time as a counselor or staff person. To learn more, visit the Camp Agape Vermont Website.