Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camp gives children of incarcerated a chance to thrive

From Northern Indiana-

A childhood with one or both parents serving time behind bars is a life-altering experience at an early age.

When Charlotte Strowhorn, of Gary, first heard the idea of a summer camp providing not only escape, but also spiritual, educational and inspiration focus for children of parents in prison, she made it her own personal mission.

“This annual camp opportunity was something needed in Northwest Indiana,” Strowhorn said.

“I needed help and support, so I turned to my own faith and foundation in my church community to make this camp a reality.”

Strowhorn, a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, asked the Right Rev. Edward S. Little II, bishop for the 36 episcopal churches in Northern Indiana, for help and guidance, and in 2006, she founded Camp New Happenings.

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