LifeCamp brings support, inner strength and purposeful direction to the lives of young men who have lost a father due to US military or law enforcement service.
2023 Camp Locations
Wisconsin | Colorado | South Dakota | Alaska | Montana | Minnesota
(See our ‘Experience LifeCampUSA’ page for more details on locations and dates)
LifeCampUSA guides young men who are left in the aftermath of losing a father to United States military or law enforcement service on a path toward Biblical fortitude, personal resilience, and restorative healing.
Who We Serve
LifeCampUSA seeks to mentor middle school aged young men who have lost their father due to US law enforcement or military service. At a critical and formative stage of establishing identity, values, character, and goals, these sons are left to navigate life without the crucial aid of a father. Whether their father was killed in the line of duty, a training accident or suicide, we seek to walk alongside these young men to guide them where they are at now, in life’s toughest moments and beyond.
The ten young men spend one week adventuring in the remote outdoors, building community with each other, and bonding over their shared loss. Throughout the week they are guided by ten hand-selected mentors; a team of Christian men from different vocations, including military and law enforcement. The young men will learn Bible-based lessons, team-building, and survival skills while experiencing mentorship, adventure activities, and campfires. Upon returning home, LifeCampUSA participants find they are equipped with experiential learning outcomes, long-lasting relationships, and a resilient mindset that will take them through life.
While we understand that we will never be able to replace their father in the home, we can show them that their heavenly Father will always be with them.
Through Christian bible-based principles, community, and adventure activities, our close-knit LifeCampUSA mentor teams equip young men with tools, principles, and mindset to build resilience, overcome adversity, and understand what type of man the Bible calls them to be in the labyrinth of life. In doing so, they will determine the person they become.
LifeCampUSA began with a dream of creating a program for the young men left without a father due to their service in the military or law enforcement. The pieces came together in the summer of 2021 when our first group of campers and mentors united. Once at camp, we witnessed the needs of these young men firsthand, and recognized our ability to provide the tools of Truth and encouragement necessary for them to grow into Godly men. After we discovered the benefits of continued encouragement, we developed LifeCare, a program that keeps the camper-mentor relationships going long after camp is over. In honor of the men who sacrificed it all in service to our country, team LifeCampUSA is on a mission to spread across the nation, reaching as many fatherless sons as we can.