Seeds of Hope is a faith-based camp for kids in southern Minnesota currently in foster care or the social services system.
First established in 2013 as Royal Family KIDS Mankato, a small group of ordinary people came together to create a week-long opportunity to celebrate the joy of childhood with the most vulnerable in our community.
After eight years of making memories each summer, the group decided to adopt a new name to better reflect its mission.
Today, we’re known as Seeds of Hope.
What we do
We work primarily with children currently being served by the social services system. We also work with children experiencing trauma from significant loss and economic instability.
Some of our campers have been abused or neglected, some have experienced the recent trauma of losing a parent or family member, and some are dealing with mental health issues within the family unit. Some are currently living in a foster care home, and others are going through the process of reunification with their biological families.
Regardless of the circumstances that bring them to our attention, these kids and their families are in need of some respite, and we are here to provide it!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.
Choose to speak life and worth into the lives of those around us, beginning with the most vulnerable: our children.
WE KEEP GROWING.
Choose to allow today to be a new day, acknowledging that our choices affect our circumstances.
Choose to find the value of the moment and its impact on the future. Small changes today -- one week at camp -- can change a life forever.
What to expect
Unique opportunities are offered for the campers to try new things, make new friends, and learn new ways to celebrate life. The food is tasty, the pool is warm, and the fishing is great!
Campers are able to participate in a variety of activities, including swimming, fishing, hiking, tie-dying, basketball, mini-golf, woodworking, music, arts and crafts and evening campfires.
For the safety of our campers, the physical location of camp is kept confidential. Contact information will be shared in case of emergency.
Angie Fogal - Director
Amy Anderson, LISW - Social Worker
Kate Knutson, Ph.D.
Meridith Tietz, M.Ed.
Krista Brandt, M.S.