When school is out for the summer, most children are thrilled. However, for more than 8,000 children experiencing homelessness in the Greater Kansas City area, this is often a scary and stressful time. Thousands lose stability, access to daily free meals and a place to feel safe and cared for. Most homeless shelters do not accept unaccompanied youth under 18 and there are minimal options for children of working parents who cannot afford day-care.
Rotaract Kansas City’s Camp Rise seeks to provide a safe, engaging and activity packed summer camp for youth ages 8-13 who are currently homeless in Kansas City. Camp Rise aims to celebrate independence, resilience and empowerment. Our campers will gain new and exciting experiences, valuable life-skills and most importantly, the freedom to be a kid away from the strain and uncertainty of homeless living.
Camp Rise promises an exciting opportunity for campers to enjoy four days and three nights of swimming, hiking, crafts and sports at the Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Our campers will also be able to partake in team-building and self-confidence exercises with our attentive and enthusiastic staff.