The mission of CrossView Camp is to help at-risk, troubled, and traumatized children from low-income households in West Texas. CrossView targets kids who are engaging in or are at-risk to engage in negative behaviors such as drug use, alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, crime, gangs, self-harm, eating disorders, suicide, violence, etc. CrossView's Summer Camp Program is designed to prevent and help eliminate the effects of these behaviors.
CrossView's Campers enjoy exposure to rural West Texas (many are from the inner city), swimming, high ropes course, low ropes team challenges, climbing wall, arts and crafts, live music, paintball, fishing, canoeing, ball sports, hiking, disc golf, campfires, fear factor games, trailer rides, range sports, and more. CrossView's Campers are 2nd-12th graders who cannot afford Camp and are not likely to succeed in a traditional Camp environment, but they come to CrossView for one week where the program is designed for their unique needs and to facilitate their success. During Camp they receive unconditional love, develop self-esteem, enjoy good nutrition, build teamwork skills, receive attention, witness character in action, improve social skills, gain cultural exposure, overcome fears, and participate in activities that promote spiritual, emotional, and physical health--all geared toward equipping them to effect real and lasting change in their individual lives, in their community, and in their generation.
in the summer of 2019 we had 82% of our Campers attending Scholarship Camp came from low-income households and therefore received scholarships to come to CrossView Camp.
in 2019 82% of the kids who attended Crossview only paid $15 for the whole week of camp, when the actual cost per camper for 2019 was $399 per camper! (total cost per camper fluctuates yearly)
what this means: Crossview was able to raise the remaining $384 for every camper who qualified!
In order to continue giving this blessing to campers we need donors and sponsors to continue funding Crossviews ministry, in order to do What God has called us to do, share our heart.
A lot of people do not understand what "At-Risk" Means, so here is a quick definition.
Because the definition of an at-risk youth is so broad, in some respects, all youth are at risk in one way or another. So who fits the technical definition of 'at risk?' An at-risk youth is a child who is less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Success can include academic success and job readiness, as well as the ability to be financially independent. It also can refer to the ability to become a positive member of society by avoiding a life of crime. The Three major "classifications" are,
Dropping out of High School.
Crossview uses the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for Texas ( NSLP) to determine who qualifies for a scholarship. Visit NSPL for more information.
What this Doesn't Mean.
If your household qualifies for Scholarships, it does not mean you are At-Risk. It is simply a way for use to determine Scholarships qualifications.