This year, Accent Decor sponsored 55 kids from the heart of Atlanta to spend a week at Camp Grace with Blueprint 58. According to Becca Stanley, Executive Director at Blueprint 58, Camp Grace offers an opportunity for kids to expand their horizons and try new things. Conquering fears on the high ropes course, learning to swim in the pool and lake, competing in dodgeball tournaments, and performing the new songs and skills they have learned throughout the week are just a few of the memories the kids get to take home with them. I have learned from ten years of experience that getting kids out of their environment helps open up new opportunities for growth and learning.
For those students involved in Blueprint 58 who are ready to take the next steps of leadership development and spiritual growth beyond camp, 8 high school boys got the opportunity to spend a week at the beach. They kayaked and swam in the ocean, many of them for the first time. They spent time building community and setting goals for the year ahead. The beach trip offers even more chances to experience new things while digging deeper into what it means to live with integrity and courage in a neighborhood where opportunities aren’t always readily available.