The "Father Factor"
43% of children in the U.S. are living without their father. Studies have proven that the "Father Factor" is the main link to almost EVERY societal ill: divorce, drug/alcohol abuse, crime, poverty, lack of education, STD's, eating disorders, behavioral disorders, teenage pregnancy, rape, suicide, and much more.
If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of a national emergency.
But there is good news....the statistics all but disappear when a father is strong.
A New Story
We want to change this narrative. We believe that when a father is strong, his family is strong. And when families are strong, communities are strong. And when communities are strong, nations are strong. After 10 years, DADCamp believes it has found an effective way to reach a man's heart - through his kids.
And it's working.
And it's working.
The movement began with a single Father/Son event
The addition of a Father/Daughter event
DADCAMP's mission statement was born and by our third season more than 50% of attendance was not connected to Oakbrook Church (founding church).
The addition of DADCAMP Middle School
Oakbrook Valley, the home of DADCAMP, sees the addition of 5 new cabins and new bath/shower house due to the rapid growth of DADCAMP
Addition of DADCAMP High School & multiple K-5th grade events. 1st Global DADCAMP Haiti trip with the dream of planting DADCAMP in Haiti.
Celebrated our 10th year of DADCAMP with a record 10 DADCAMP events! 75% of attendance not connected to founding church and DADCAMP International was born with a site in Haiti.
2nd site planted in Haiti, DADCAMP France is planted and DADCAMP is incorporated and sets its sights on becoming a 501c3 organization.
Plans to plant DADCAMP in Guatemala, Honduras, & Canada underway. Goal of reaching 1000+ Dads/kids per year at our Indiana location with plans to develop Oakbrook Valley, the home of DADCAMP, even further including zip lines, water based recreation, covered outdoor pavillions, and a new activity center.
2018 was a historic year for DADCAMP. 13 consecutive years of growth continued with over 30 events in 5 countries: Honduras, Guatemala, Ireland, Haiti, and the US. DADCAMP reached over 1000 Dads & kids locally and 1000 Dads & kids internationally. Dads from over 100 churches in at least 8 different states traveled to attend DADCAMP in Indiana.
DADCAMP has already added 3 additional countries in 2019: Dominican Republic, Uganda, and Ukraine. Bringing the total to 8 different countries with over 40 planned events. God continues to bless the vision of DADCAMP to reach 1 million men.