A letter to all Footprints Volunteers and Friends

The long pause in activity caused by COVID has allowed Footprints to reflect on where it is now and imagine how it could reach even more children in the future.  After several months of reflection & discussion regarding how best to move our Footprints Ministry forward, Footprints is excited to announce that it is actively working with the Camp Agape organization to take over the Footprints Program. 

Camp Agape is a local nonprofit that has exclusively focused on grieving children for the past 20 years. Since 2001, they have been operating summer camps for grieving children.  Four years ago, they expanded their mission to create fall family camps to provide grief recovery and healing services to their camper’s families. To further expand their children’s grief mission, Camp Agape is now going to integrate the Footprints Workshop into their offerings.

The Footprints Ministry was originally inspired by the Camp Agape model over six years ago, so it feels only fitting and a bit like “going home” to be able to officially partner with Camp Agape to carry on the outstanding legacy of Footprints Ministry at this time. With Camp Agape shepherding the program, Footprints will be able to grow in ways that it cannot grow standing alone. 

Footprints wishes to express their deepest gratitude to our current and past volunteers, our many donors, and our community partners that made the past 6 years of operation possible. We can all be extremely proud that over 50 children have been guided down the path from devastating grief to a life of healing and hope.  By any measure, that is a grand success! We look forward to the Footprints program touching and healing even more children at Camp Agape.

We would like to strongly encourage all Footprints volunteers to consider joining Camp Agape’s volunteer team. As Camp Agape ramps up, your participation and support will allow for a more seamless transition of programming between our two organizations.  So please prayerfully consider joining Camp Agape as they continue to expand the Footprints ministry’s reach and lifelong impact.

Have a blessed day,

Laurence Terrell                                            Monica Benoit-Beatty
President                                                        Executive Director
Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry 


For contact information or more details on Camp Agape’s grief recovery programs, 

use this link: Camp Agape .

For information on the Camp Agape Footprints Grief Program,

  use this link: Footprints  .