2023 Summer Camp
Word of LIFE the COAST
Are you ready for a summer you’ll never forget? Campers at The Coast will experience high energy action, form lifelong friendships and make defining decisions about their faith as they spend their days having a ton of fun in the Florida sun!
Never run out of things to do.
Sports! Swimming! Paintball! Rock wall! Tubing! Ropes courses! Shall we go on? At The Coast, your days will be chock-full of high-energy activities, music, speakers and games. We also create space between the activities for students to reflect on the biblical truth they’re learning, leaving them with a deeper and stronger faith.
HOPE 4 Kids and Word of Life
Partnership for Summer Camp
Hope 4 Kids serves Southwest Florida children who are in foster care, and children in working families who are having temporary difficulties. Viewing our website pages will explain how we serve the community.
Hope 4 Kids ALSO provides a sleep away summer camp experience for children ages 6 to 18 at the Word of Life summer camp.
Hope 4 Kids staff go to the camp with the children and stay the entire week. We are not the camp directors or the camp counselors. The camp is directed and staffed by the Word of Life Bible Institute. The camp staff and counselors are bible school students during the year and as part of their education they serve the children at the camp.
More about Word of Life CAMP can be found HERE
Please do not register your child at the Word of Life site - if they are attending with HOPE 4 Kids.
Camp Questions Answered for YOU!
How much does it cost for the week?
Hope 4 Kids works hard all year long to raise the majority of funds needed for camp. Parents/Caregivers and Guardians are responsible for $65 per camper. HOPE 4 Kids pays the additional $569 per camper.
Families with more than one camper who might need assistance with the registration fee please contact HOPE 4 Kids directly for scholarship information.
When do they leave? Where do they meet? How do they get to camp?
All campers and adults will meet at the HOPE CO ReSale Store at 16440 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33908 at 11 am on their SUNDAY the week camp starts. We leave promptly at 11:30 am.
We travel 3 hours north to Hudson Florida on a charter bus provided by Dolphin Transportation.
My Camper takes medication or needs special assistance.
You will receive an email with a health form to fill out on your campers.
Medications will be collected on the day that we leave and kept for the week with the camp nurse.
Your campers counselor will also be aware that medication will need to be taken. They will ensure that your camper gets to the nursing cabin at the time needed for the medication.
All medication, including vitamins must be packed in their original containers. It is best that you only send to camp enough medication for the days your camper will be away.
In almost every situation the camp and the HOPE 4 Kids staff an accommodate any needs. Please call 239-784-0786 to discuss your specific situation.
What does my camper pack?
This will be an active fun filled week. Everyone should bring comfortable clothing, a bathing suit, and hygiene items. Your camper will also need a pillow and sleeping bag* Sleeping bags are availabe for free to our campers.
You will recieve a packing list 1 month before camp. Please remember that your camper will be busy and active. We have also found that many items do not return home, so do not send good clothing. Remember you might not see them again :)