Camp Ozark Foundation, Inc.
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Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 155 Camp Ozark Dr Mount Ida AR 71957 USA
Programs: Ozark for All
The Camp Ozark Foundation sponsors Ozark for All - an incomparable "Values-Based" summer camp experience for economically and socially under-served children. The Camp Ozark Foundation seeks to partner with urban schools and churches as an aid to families in helping nurture and develop their children. We believe that there literally should be "no child left behind" and that all children should have the chance to experience a positive and encouraging summer camp experience.
The Camp Ozark Foundation facilitates OZONE - a year round "Values-Based" ministry that is an aide to families in helping them develop and nurture their children. OZONE is staffed by wholesome, energetic and authentic Christian leaders that mentor and support middle school and high school aged children. OZONE provides a year-round follow-up ministry through special events, weekly OZONE meetings and small group devotionals. OZONE is designed to assist kids in deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ, meet challenges unique to their living environment and become leaders in their schools and communities.
F.I.T. Scholarship Fund
The First Is Third (F.I.T.) Scholarship Fund is primarily supported by The Camp Ozark Foundation and Sam and Susan Torn, owners and directors of Camp Ozark. Sam and Susan believe that God has blessed them with a unique ministry that allows kids to know Jesus Christ and live a life of faith through action rather than words. The F.I.T. Scholarship Fund provides a variety of children, not normally able to come to camp, with the Ozark experience.
Ozark Ministries International
Ozark Ministries International is primarily supported by the Camp Ozark Foundation and Sam and Susan Torn. Several years ago, Sam and Susan formed a relationship with Gloria Al Padre (GAP Ministries) and Dr. Hugo Irogoyen, a Hispanic physician whose life is dedicated to improving the living conditions of impoverished residents of Mexico carrying the love of God. The Camp Ozark Foundation and Sam and Susan Torn are major funders of GAP. The Camp Ozark Staff sponsors working mission trips to rural Mexico on a regular basis.
A truly great summer camp experience builds self-esteem and independence; teaches a child respect for others and how to work as a team member; and, it builds a support system of friends and mentors for all, including those that do not benefit from the support a family provides.
To provide a incomparable camping experience and year round mentoring program to boys and girls ages 7 to 17, with a special emphasis on the under-served and disadvantaged, while seeking to establish and deepen relationships with Jesus Christ.
To expand the ability to provide an incomparable, Values-Based summer camp experience and follow-up to children from urban areas in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma through a communication of the vision and investment of time, energy and resources of local families, alumni, and business and community leaders.
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