The Bankert family, Richard, Carma, Brooklynn, Braeden and Acacia, also known as Our Crazy RV, are on a mission, telling the story of summer camp, focusing on One Hope Camps.
They have grown up with a love for summer camp. Richard started going to camp at the age of 5 and has done most roles, including directing for 12 years. Carma attended camp first at the age of 8 and has also done many of the roles at camp.
They say on their website, ourcrazyrv.com, “The people and experiences grew our skills and relationships. They challenged us and introduced us to a relationship with Jesus Christ. We still remember our cabin leaders, crazy activities, and the things that challenged us to be better people.”
They want to see as many children as possible have the opportunity to go to summer camp and that is why they wanted to start this challenge. Not every child has this opportunity. What if every kid that wanted to go to summer camp, could? What if there are children out there that do not even know that a camp is an option for them? What if we can make a difference that will change their life?
Many families are experiencing hard times, made harder by the pandemic and inflation. Without help, these kids will go without the camp experience and learning about God in the backdrop of His creation.
The Bankerts believe no one travels this world alone. Each step you take is carried by the motivation and support of others. Pushing you to do greater things than you can imagine.
The family is traveling from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia to raise awareness about the benefits of summer camp with a goal of raising over $100,000 to offset the cost of kids going to camp.
During this time, they are visiting One Hope Canada camps and producing over 30 adventurous YouTube episodes showcasing different camps and promoting the Challenge, including one recently created at the Turtle Mountain Bible Camp in southwest Manitoba.
One Hope Canada supports summer camps across the country
To find out more or donate check out ourcrazyrv.com.