2000 STRONG YOUTH FOR CHRIST

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Religion

Location: PO Box 7024 % Shelly Taylor Carrollton TX 75011 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a camper since the very first year which was back in the summer of 2007. And I have gone to this wonderful life-changing camp every year except summer 2011. The short time that we have together ( 5 days to be exact) is too short. I know that no one really wants to leave this place after Sundays afternoon. The relationships that I've build with everyone will last me a lifetime and more. I genuinely love everyone at camp. These lovely people are my family away from my family. All the staff and board of directors work so hard every year to make sure this amazing camp happen. Throughout the week I feel like I get so much closer to God and Jesus Christ. Learning the truth about the Book of Mormon is so amazing. My relationship with God has been so much closer than I could ever imagine and hope for. And for that I have to thank 2000 Strong. As I'm thinking right now what else to type about I'm lost for words. There is really nothing else I could add to this camp. Hopefully I will never ever miss this camp for any reason. And oh! I've also learn that our number 1 priority in this life is to have Eternal LIfe. Lol. -----Levi

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make this camp last forever!!!! Lol. But with all seriousness, I hope this camp someday with not only last 5 days but all week.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My granddaughter attended camp in 2009 and was blown away by it. Time constraints prevented her going in 2010 but she hopes to attend this year. She came to camp a stranger and left with new friendships, knowledge of Christ and full of joy. The learning programs and the play times are a perfect balance.

The councilors are just the best there is. You know just by talking to them that they are filled with the Spirit. But not just that, they are able to bring it to the campers in a way that leads them to have that same Spirit for themselves.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the camp grown from a few campers to more than 60. If it's good and is of God it will grow and continue to do so. My granddaughter does not attend "our" church but learned so much in those few days that it was amazing. I t changes lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase it's funding so that there would be no worries about where the money would come from. But God will provide and multiply our donations to meet the needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so thankful for this organization. Both of my children are involved. one as a camper and one as a camper turned into councelor. This is a group that found a need for our youth and filled it. The fact that the camps have grown every year has been a strong testament that there was a need for this. I hope they continue to grow and prosper in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen this grow from idea to reality in a few short years. I have been to the camps,meetings and watched youth dedicate their lives to Christ.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

this is an organization led by the spirit of God so who am I to suggest changes?

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been w/ 2000 Strong since it's inception. The loving spirit that resides w/ both campers and staff is awesome! These kids are our future and I know that this camp feeds them in a way that nurtures their hearts. We have kids from all walks of life that find a way to open up and share which allows others to grow. I believe that we've gotten better each year and that we won't stop trying to make it a better camping experiece for all involved!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This camp will continue to get better because of the love the people have for children and each other. I have witnessed the transformation of not only the children that attend but all those that are involved as well. Christ is good!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We need to get the word out to more people and we will as we continue to experiment w/ different means of communication. Word of mouth has been the main source of communication so far and it has worked miracles!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with 2000 Strong since the very first camp. I have seen the incredible vision of a few come to enrich the lives of many through the Word of Jesus Christ! The founders of this wonderful organization have worked against formidable odds and, through the Grace of God and their dedication, have overcome these odds. They work tirelessly year round to raise the funds so that 2000 Strong can continue to grow and have the resources it needs to fulfill its mission of teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to our youth. No where else can our youth get such an experience as they do at this wonderful camp! I see my daughter's faith continue to grow, her knowledge to be enriched and her love of Jesus Christ expanding. She would not miss 2000 Strong Camp over any other event in her young life. I appreciate and love all those that make this camp a reality for our youth (and us adults benefit as well!)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My 14 year old daughter has grown in her knowledge of Christ and her Love and Devotion to HIM! She has an incredible witness from her experience at camp that she shares freely with others! Also, my friends, that are not of our church, have participated in the last three camps because they see the good results of the camp and have grown in their faith and knowledge as well!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more ways to get the organization the resources it needs to continue to fulfill its mission of teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to our youth and thus, the world!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with 2000 Strong for several years. The all volunteer staff show their love for Christ and for the campers in their interactions with all present. I'm thankful that my children have a camp like this to attend. The fellowship with campers from many different areas and backgrounds is a valuable experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the impact it has made in my son's life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish we could afford to make it a whole week.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Met a lot of new friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Good about making a positive impact in the lives of young people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have attended some camps and other activities with this organization. Their goal is to witness of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom to youth of all denominations. They demonstrate His love and acceptance while teaching of Him and His doctrine.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the changed lives of at risk youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the length and number of youth camps offered per year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2000 Strong is an awesome experience for young, old, rich and poor. It provides a community of people to help with any issue for everyone through God. 2000 Strong teaches the Book of Mormon without forcing any beliefs on anyone and is made up of a community of volunteers and campers of all religions and all backgrounds with one goal in mind: Spreading the word of God through the teachings of the Book of Moron! This organization provides a safe, loving environment mixed with a lot of fun activities. The most important part of this Organization is that while the camp only lasts a couple of days a year, the support and education continues on for life. 2000 strong provides a worry free, non judgmental environment! Every year I am more amazed that so many types of people can come together and be so connected. Simply Amazing!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The power of prayer for myself and others. The wonderful peace in this community. The life changing growth of campers, counselors, and anyone who is touched by this organization and its members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more opportunities for others to come and experience this great organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Go GLOBAL!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Closer to God, a community of Christians that can help me throughout my life! I would not be the person I am without this Organization.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

AWESOME!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

2000 strong has been a way of connecting youth from all over DFW for several years. the camps every summer have been a huge hit with kids & adults both. everyone always comes away feeling a lot more right with the world and our place in it. everyone always wishes for longer camp time, no one is ready to go home when it ends. I would recommend attending the camp to all, whether you are 10 or 60+. it will be an experience you'll never forget.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering time and donations. I have had 3 children attend the camps from the beginning.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more adults to volunteer

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Rating: 5 stars  

My favorite time of the year, 2000 strong camp! Every time I go there I get even closer and closer to Jesus Christ, and to this day I wouldn't miss this camp for the world. The camp helps me become a closer person to god and teaches me more about the Book of Mormon.
A long time ago two very close church friends to my sister and I, named Brennen and Sydney moved away to Kentucky, and we miss them alot during the year. But each year at 2000 strong camp, they come and we spend 5 amazing days with them! I have a blast every year spending all my time learning and knowing that I am doing this for the love of my god. I struggle alot during the school years and I took it hard when I started to get Hormones. Oh Joy! I felt guilty and that every step i took would be a mistake to god. The camp helps me stay who I am and save me in my time of need. Without the camp, I think I would be a very depressed girl lost in the clutches of the cruel world we live in.
There is hope in my heart, and I know that the camp will never die away, no matter what the devil does. 2000 strong camp is extremley special to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. Keep on the straight and narrow path! 2000 strong camp 2011, here I come!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The changing of lives this camp has made, beautiful Baptism, and quality time with my Best frieinds in the whole world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe a little earlier in the summertime would help, around June or July.

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