Ages / 16-18

Camp Dates / July 25-28, 2024

2024 Registration Update

  • BOY CAMPERS spots are full. To be added to the waitlist, submit a completed application.
  • GIRL CAMPERSlimited spots remain. Complete your application now to join us this summer!

About the Camp

CrossRoads equips teens 16-18 years old with valuable life skills and planning for their future as they prepare for life after foster care. Camp takes place in a unique ranch setting within the Flint Hills north of Manhattan, offering the ideal backdrop for teens to find hope and belief in a brighter future.

This four day, co-ed camp is closely supervised by trained, adult volunteers. Campers are led through a number of activities designed to empower teens in building a bright, independent future including: 


  • What do you do with a paycheck?
  • Developing a budget
  • How to maintain and balance a checkbook
  • Possible funding sources for college or technical college education

Job Interviews

  • How to complete a job application
  • How to present yourself when you get an interview
  • How to keep your job once you’ve landed it!


  • How to do basic housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Setting priorities
  • Doing laundry
  • Importance of good hygiene habits

The Challenge Course

Each camper spends a good deal of time on the challenge course with their peers and coaches. Our challenge course is all about team building and trust. It is not an agility or strength course. Instead, this unique experience gives each teen a chance to overcome obstacles and share their stories. Check out our FAQs for more information.

Camp Coaches and Staff

CrossRoads creates a transformative experience by pairing teens with adult volunteer coaches who have been thoroughly trained for the purpose of encouraging and uplifting each camper. Additionally, support staff volunteers work behind the scenes to keep camp running seamlessly. All volunteers are interviewed, background checked and trained before working at camp. Learn more about volunteering.

Help Us Build a Brighter Future

We rely on charitable support to meet our mission and ensure the cost of camp is free to each camper. You can help by donating online or purchasing an item from our Amazon Wishlist. Thank you for your generosity!

How It Works

  1. Apply

    Simply fill out an application, one for each camper, and submit via email or mail.

    Mail to: CrossRoads, c/o Camp Registration
    4122 Living Water Road, Olsburg, KS 66520

    NEW Phone: 785-293-2449

    Download Application

  2. Verification Letter

    FHFTC will send you a verification letter or email confirming your camper's spot along with other details to help campers prepare for camp.

  3. Pack & Prepare

    Make sure campers are packed and ready for camp, using our checklist below!

    If you need transportation assistance for your camper, contact social services.

    Download Registration Checklist