The Isaiah Foundation Mountain Kids Day Camp

The Isaiah Foundation runs Mountain Kids Day Camp, which is a week-long day camp held in June each year for Idaho City area kids, ages 6-11, who all attend free of charge. Held at the Camp Ivydale facilities near Idaho City, children come each morning with a sack lunch and spend their day in age-appropriate activities such as crafts, singing, swimming, hiking, archery, games, and learning about God. What makes this camp especially unique is the high counselor to camper ratio. For every one or two children, there is a counselor trained to provide each child with individual attention and lots of loving support throughout the week. Campers participate in activities which build self-esteem, encourage teamwork, and provide positive role models. Kids are offered the opportunity to learn more about God and His love for them. It is a faith-based non-denominational camp, and children of all religions or no religion are very welcome. In the Idaho City community, this is a highlight of the summer for most of the children. All staff are volunteers; many of the teens who are counselors were once campers themselves, and are now happy to have the opportunity to give back.

Jennifer Alban
Self-Esteem & Teamwork