May 2021

Connecting families to their community.‍

Camp Season is Coming! 

There’s nothing better than a summer camp experience to give at-risk children a chance to really enjoy time outdoors. This summer, foster kids will be given the chance to explore the great outdoors at a discounted rate. Camp Julian Oaks is offering camps for kids who are in foster care, group homes, adopted from the system or kinship families (between 4th and 12th grade). Because of generous donors, camps are only $30 a week. For more information, email or call 760- 765-1738. Camp Julian Oaks offers a variety of activities including hiking, music and drama, crafts, swimming, games, worship, Bible studies and most importantly, an opportunity for the healing of deep emotional wounds. Highly trained counselors develop relationships with campers that last a lifetime. Kids return again and again because of the intentional and genuine bonds made. High School camp is June 21-25, Elementary camp is July 6-9, Jr. High is July 19-23 and another session of High School camp is August 2-6. 

Park Hill Church is hosting Royal Family Kids Camp from July 5-9. They are inviting foster, adopted and kinship children ages 7-11 to come for free to Pine Valley. Spaces are limited. Please contact Arielle Dortch for more information:‍

May is National Foster Care Month! Thank you to all who serve these  families and love them well!

For Foster Dads… 

Jason Johnson is hosting a free month-long series just for foster dads. The goal is to inspire, encourage and challenge men to take the next best steps forward as they lead their families. Registration can be done at and begins June 6th. 

• Weekly teaching 

• Reflect and Respond PDF Guides 

• Inspiring Interviews 

• Continuing Education Training 

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT Companies Helping Families 

Goods and Better Store serves children with style… 

“Two sisters on a mission. A couple of foster moms with a love for business, words and design.” Such a simple mission statement that’s reaching the world of foster awareness. Goods and Better Store is a clothing company designed to serve foster children in a tangible way. When you buy an item like a shirt, jewelry or stickers, you are then given a choice: how to create an impact. Shoppers can choose from comfort, clothing, luggage, hygiene essentials, or the baby bundle. A child entering the foster care system will then be given one of the care packages chosen at check out. Everything from teddy bears to new outfits are listed on the website. Check them out at!

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