JENISON, Mich. (WOTV) Children from the inner city of Grand Rapids are getting a chance to enrich their minds, bodies, and experiences, thanks to a program through Sabaoth Ministries.
Base Camp is a free youth ministry that reaches out to kids living mainly in the Burton Heights neighborhood and Hall Street and Grandville Avenue area of Grand Rapids. The camp is located in Jenison, thanks to a church that allows it to use the building and its facilities.
Base Camp takes place three to four nights a week. The children are transported from Grand Rapids to participate in homework help, tutoring, a literacy program, bible study, recreational programming, and to have a hot meal.
The program relies almost completely on volunteers. Students from Cornerstone University make up about 200 volunteers at Base Camp each year. Volunteers are also needed to provide meals or transportation. If you would like to help or learn more about Base Camp, visit their website.