Based on a model founded in 1998 in Dallas, Texas, Project Transformation Oklahoma launched its first summer program in 2002. The program model is designed to address three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual needs of children, 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to support churches in connecting with their neighbors.
The Three C’s: Children – College-age young adults – Churches. This is a win-win-win formula, but relationships are at the heart of everything we do. It is through relationships that communities are transformed.
Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy and leadership of college-age young adults who live in intentional community and lead summer programs for children. Each week, young adult members meet with nonprofit leaders to explore various service vocations and spend time discerning their vocational call to life-long service. Programs are held at host churches located in neighborhoods that are under-resourced, thereby helping those churches connect with their communities. Dozens of other churches and organizations throughout Oklahoma partner together to support this work, investing in these young lives with their time and resources. Camp Fire is a proud partner of AmeriCorps.