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Montana Episcopalians hold summer camp for kids whose parents are in prison

Montana Episcopalians hold summer camp for kids whose parents are in prison

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana offers summer camp to children and teens whose parents are incarcerated: The

Billings Gazette writes:

Life can be difficult for children and teens whose parents are in jail or prison or pre-release. They feel the stigma of knowing that their mother or father is behind bars. And these kids may not get the same opportunities as other youth their own age.

For a week in June, at a church camp 10 miles north of Polson, all that changes for 30 students entering grades three through eight. They leave their worries behind at Grace Camp at Camp Marshall on Flathead Lake.

“It gives them an opportunity to be kids among kids, as opposed to bringing that burden with them,” said the Rev. John Toles, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Billings.

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