Experience a Summer
Like No Other with
Transforming Urban Youth for Christ
KAA Summer Camp
At Kids Across America (KAA), it is our mission to build Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education.
Transformation Happens Here
We implement the Gospel of Jesus Christ into every sport and activity to set a foundation for the faith and build the next generation of leaders.
Engage in Sports and Urban Arts
We use sports and activities to build relationships that empower youth to transform their communities for Christ.
Bridge the Gap Between Culture and Christ
We are dedicated to remaining culturally relevant to enhance our camper’s experience and aid in their spiritual growth.
High Energy Fun & Fellowship
We offer a crazy-hype environment designed for our camper, where every day is fun and exciting!
Higher Ground is a three-year Christian Leadership Camp designed to encourage and equip High School students with a primary focus on biblical Disciple-Making and Servant-Leadership Development.
HG has trained over 4,000 campers from 30 states across the country. Many of our past graduates have gone on to become Summer Staff at KAA and are highly sought after for their integrity and leadership skills, and many of our HG graduates are now serving in some highly respected fields like nursing, Youth Leaders and teachers.
Thousands of Happy KAAmpers
The KAA Blog
Rice Family Donates to KAA
Rob, Mitch, and Adrea Rice normally send crops to KAA. But with Digital Kamp, they sold a calf instead. It sponsors several campers!
Volunteering Opened Our Eyes
Volunteering at KAA can be an eye opening experience, going behind the scenes to run a camp geared for under-privileged kids. KLife in Bolivar, MO says they encountered folks outside their normal experience, and learned to love in new ways.
Faithful – 30 Years of Maintaining KAA
Mr. Russell built KAA, and has been maintaining it for over 30 years. He has been faithful. He shares the story of doing what he has been called to do and “blooming where he has been planted.”
Justin Arceneaux Story
His injuries have refined him.Justin Arceneaux wants to go to the Olympics, and he has the track times to do it.But he’s also a mentor to Lafayette, LA kids, he wants to start an after-school program.What will he choose?
Cross of Change
KAA maintenance man, David, had a creative idea for preserving the original wooden cross that has stood at our front gate for over 30 years.
Farming Wasn’t Enough – Did I Do What I Was Called?
He wanted to be a successful farmer…but that wasn’t enough for God. Nick Korn’s vision expanded to helping the youth of his community. Nick Korn has been bringing kids to KAA for 30 years, even while battling cancer. He asks God, “Did I do what You called me to do?”
The Toughest Kid
James Jackson with the Birmingham police brought a teenage boy to camp. The week was transformative. Thank you to the police who serve the youth of their communities.
Coach Ryan always asks his campers, “Who gave you arms and legs?” He wants his kids to know that all glory goes to God when they’re on the basketball court.
Finding Community at Potters House – Joseph Burns
Joseph grew up on the poorer side of Fayettville, AR. Potters House exists to form community between unlike people, and Joseph found mentors that guided him through the risky part of his life. Kids Across America camps was a special part of his involvement with Potters House. Now Joseph is
Jeanie – Cooking the Food
Felicia – Honoring who kids are in Christ
Felicia has had tragedies, and working at KAA was a good place for her to endure. Now she runs the Children’s Program at the Hope Center in Kansas City. Her empathy allows her to connect with her student’s stories and honor them through whatever is going on in their lives.
Camper Coach and Mentor – the story of Scott Fish and Marcus Gates
Scott Fish poured into kids in his early years. One of those kids now coaches football and brings his team to KAA. It’s a long-term partnership that is still affecting the community of Dallas.
It’s Worth It – Kamp During COVID
Lidia’s life was changed at KAA…and now she wants her family to experience that too. This year, with camper numbers down, it opened a door for her and her family to come to KAA.