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Ruka Dopomogy and partners Shade for Children and One Collective will host Summer Camps in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine and we need your help sponsoring children and teenagers!

Your Gift can make a huge difference!

Just $48.50 will pay for a week of camp for a Ukrainian child or teenager. 
A gift of $25 will cover a scholarship-discount for a child or teenager from one of our at-risk categories. We provide a discount to kids from large families (which often includes kids from family-style foster homes), and kids from orphanages, or kids displaced by the war. We expect to provide scholarships to half of our anticipated 125-150 campers over the course of three summer camps in June and July.

The Need

Our goal is $2100 to sponsor scholarships for about half the kids we expect at three camps in June and July.

Camp One- June 24-28 Children's Camp (up to 60 participants)
Camp Two- July 2-8 Teen Camp (up to 60 participants)
Camp Three- July 9-11 Hiking/Adventure Camp for Older Teens and Leaders (25 max)

About Payment
The easiest way to pay is right here, right now! However, this payment system is NOT tax-deductible. For those of you who desire a tax-deduction, then please give online or by check to Commission to Every Nation to Clinton White and make a note that the gift is for RD Summer Camp. You can give through CTEN at www.cten.org/clintonwhite.

About Us

Ruka Dopomogy is one of the oldest Nationwide Youth Ministries in Ukraine having celebrated their 20th anniversary earlier this year. RD-Ukraine coaches Churches and Youth Ministries all over Ukraine and in neighboring countries in a Jesus-Focused Strategy for Youth Ministry created by US Youth Ministry Expert Barry St Clair and Reach-Out Youth Solutions more than 40 years ago.

Prior to 2014 RD Summer Camps were intended to be "Model Camps" for the churches that were being coached-in and practicing Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry. In the summer of 2014 there was a shift to target the large influx of Internally Displaced Persons- refugees- from the ongoing conflict with Russia in Ukraine's easternmost regions. About that same time there was also a shift to provide camp experiences for children and teens who were among the most vulnerable- orphans, at-risk children and teens, kids from large families and foster-family type homes.

In recent years RD Summer Camps have morphed into an unique experience that blends maturing Christian teens from many churches with often un-churched kids from a variety of at-risk categories like those mentioned above.

Camp Staff

Christina Oleksyuk is a veteran youth worker and missionary with RD and US not-for-profit One Collective for the past 10 years. In 2018 she took over as Director of Camps and Training with RD, assuming many of Igor Minenko's responsibilities.

Igor Minenko is President of Ruka Dopomogy. Before leading RD, he was the youth pastor at one of the largest youth ministries in Kiev.  He also serves as the Director of Youth Alpha Course in Ukraine.

Clinton White is a Mississippi Missionary serving in Ukraine with Commission to Every Nation and along with his wife, Lena, leads a Ukrainian non-profit called, "Shade for Children". Clinton formerly worked with One Collective and is a National Trainer with Ruka Dopomogy.

Our camps are also staffed with other full-time workers and summer missionaries from One Collective and Ruka Dopomogy Staff along with volunteers from local and participating churches. 

Here are a few pictures from last summer!









 

Vickie Raulin

2019-06-18 21:52:48

Clinton... this is from Momma and me... we love y'all... praying for camp...

David Harder

2019-06-14 23:01:33

God bless your ministry! My the Holy Spirit move mightily in the camp this summer!

Vickie Raulin

2019-06-11 19:12:39

Praying for camp...

Regina L. Whitehead

2019-06-11 17:31:11

Blessings to all.

Anonymous

2019-06-07 04:02:23

Looking forward to hearing of how the Lord decides to move this year at camps! <3

Dana L Cobb

2019-05-21 17:29:20

Every child should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. I am so grateful this chance is being made available to these special children.

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Clinton... this is from Momma and me... we love y'all... praying for camp...

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God bless your ministry! My the Holy Spirit move mightily in the camp this summer!

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Every child should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. I am so grateful this chance is being made available to these special children.

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