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What is For The Kingdom?

Vision Statement

Our vision is to connect youth to Christ and each other to positively affect their community.

Mission Statement

For The Kingdom is a Christ-centered organization which seeks to inspire and impact inner-city youth wit the gospel in a safe and fun camping experience.

The purpose of For The Kingdom is to provide a safe, fun, and challenging camping environment for discipleship, character building, and recreation for inner city young people in the Mid-South. In addition, FTK provides training opportunities for Christian leaders working with urban youth.
We accomplish our purpose through:

  • Summer Outreach Camps
  • Hosting Weekend Conferences and Retreats
  • Providing Excellent Food Service
  • Physically Challenging Events
  • Outstanding recreation and Meetings Facilities
  • Well-Trained Counselors
  • A Clear Proclamation of the Gospel

Who we are

For the Kingdom is Memphis. Originally owned by Stax studio executive Jim Stewart, the property has seen countless  music legends. After Mr. Stewart went bankrupt, the property sat vacant until a couple felt a calling to help Memphis’ youth. They purchased the property and donated it to Memphis Leadership Foundation with the intent of it becoming a camp to teach urban children about Christ.
The camp started small as  day camp only. Steadily the property was developed and became a over night summer camp. For the Kingdom has been blessed over the years, as God has allowed us to save hundreds of children.


Summer camp was so fun! We had a party every night!
I liked the singing and skits every night in CLUB.
It was fun to swim in the pool.
I made new friends at summer camp and I want to come back every year!
James8 years old
Dylan9 years old
Frank9 years old
Candace12 years old

How FTK Camps get it done.

It has been proven time and time again that children learn best in safe and positive environment. Summer camp is an escape for every young child. When campers feel respected, supported, appreciated and valued, learning comes much more easily. These steps help us create a positive environment to have them open up and really hear God’s message of love and acceptance.

Staying over night away from their everyday routine allows campers time to truly reflect on their relationship with God. They’ll sing worship songs, listen to ministers, read the bible with their cabin mates and counselors, and more! At the end of the week, campers can ring the bell to and dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ.