"YOUTH CHOOSING WELL"

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A peaceful place in the city… Camp CHOICE Family Fun Park

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How do we achieve citywide peace?

II Chronicles 7:14 – “If My people which, are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”

founder

Janay Reliford-Davis created the concept of Camp CHOICE

Janay Reliford-Davis is a Kansas City native, and graduated from Westport High School as a Ewing Marion Kauffman “Project Choice” scholarship recipient. Janay attained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Missouri State University in 1999. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Kansas in 2004. She married Victor Davis in 2010. Together they share six children, and six grandchildren.

The vision for Camp CHOICE (Children Having Opportunities in Creating Environment) came back in 2000, through a business plan competition sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and Penn Valley Community College. Ever since, she has dreamed of building a youth development & family fun park, and in 2006 she registered Camp CHOICE as an S Corporation to get the ball rolling. Janay was inspired by her own life experience losing her mother in a car accident at age 15, and spiraling down a path of bad choices. Janay became a teenage mother, with little wisdom or skills to direct her life. She developed a deep relationship with God, and discovered the power in her choices, and desires to help as many people as possible discover theirs.

Through her experiences, Janay has gained a deep awareness of the scope of poverty and violence across the nation, and abroad. This made her ambitious about creating innovative approaches to service delivery. She founded Camp CHOICE, Inc. to provide a resource for youth to learn skills to help them avoid life's pitfalls.

Advisory Board

We have been so blessed to have people who believe in our vision and want to help us succeed. Our Advisory Board has been instrumental in the development of how we operate. We are grateful to these individuals,  along with so many other volunteers, funders, parents, and campers whose support has allowed us to accomplish so much!

We are in the process of redeveloping our Advisory Board. We are seeking individuals with a heart for youth & families, expertise in marketing, business development & finance, capital campaigns, and/or knowlege in realistate development. Contact us, if you'd like to help us grow!

  • Victor Davis
  • Davon Hogan
  • Kelli Moechoe
  • Carol Ransburg
  • Arthurine Reliford
  • Linsey Thomas
  • Ronald Williams-Reliford

CAMP CHOICE FAMILY FUN PARK

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CAMP CHOICE FAMILY FUN PARK WILL BE A LEADER IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.

  • “GAME OF LIFE”- June thru September: teens receive a random mock social status, which determines the social class they start the game from. Then they experience the true to life’s ups & downs obstacle course designed to challenge their sensibilities. They also explore the Camp CHOICE “Life Lessons” curriculum including Life Inquiry, Race, Culture & Family, Education, Careers & Financial Stability, and External & Internal Evolvement.
  • LODGING, FACILITY RENTALS & Products- October thru May youth between the ages of 14-24, will undergo extensive training in service etiquette and gardening to attract and retain customers for all cost based services. The Garden of Eden will sell fresh flowers & produce. The Platinum, Gold and Copper lodging spaces are themed to represent lower, middle & upper class living. The Fellowship Hall can be rented for weddings, family reunions & other group gatherings.

CAMP CHOICE FAMILY FUN PARK WILL BE A GATHERING PLACE FOR PEOPLE OF FAITH,THOSE SEEKING LIFE’S TRUTHS, AND THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED.

  • GOD’s House one of Camp CHOICE’s most magnificent designs, this facility will tower into the sky with prayer/meditation & gathering rooms, and a library of theological & inspirational literature.
  • FREEDOM CENTERpatrons come here daily to swim, play sports & arcade games, exercise, enjoy arts & crafts, or sit back and watch a good movie, concert or play in the indoor/outdoor amphitheater.
  • INDEPENDENCE LAND features the Hall of Choices, which is a virtual corridor that projects images of historical and present day events resulting from the choices of mankind, and includes a museum presenting artifacts related to anatomy, biology, geology, physics, cosmology, etc. There will be warm & cold weather obstacle courses that challenge the mind, body & spirit.

Our goal is to attract Angel Investors, secure about 20 acres of commercial/agrigultural land (ideally within Kansas City limits), and build contractual relationships to provide six weekend retreats by 4th Q 2020. 2020 marks the 20 yr. anniversary of the birth of Camp CHOICE! We are kicking off a fundraising campaign to raise $5-20 million to build our youth development & family fun park. We are seeking at least $5.6 mil in startup funds, which will carry the project through its four yr. development timeline.

Once the park is built, the summer adventure will serve 400 youth annually, and provide week long “Game of Life” Adventures between the months of June and August. Before and after the summer experience, Camp CHOICE will operate daily providing unique lodging amenities, event space, youth development/parenting seminars, and other recreational activities.

Everyone can contribute to the

$20 Million goal!


Give any amount!

(Contributions are not tax deductible)

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