Fostering Bulloch has started developing an outdoor recreational facility to serve children in foster care in Georgia and at-risk youth in our community.
Our first step was to secure a land footprint that would become a light on the hill for kids in need of guidance and direction. To secure the 7th Mile footprint, we needed to raise $120,000 in only 45 days! This amount would fully cover the purchase price of the land. We refused to take out a loan against the property. Our belief is that if we are supposed to be somewhere or do something, then God will provide. We serve an AMAZING God, and He most certainly did provide! We couldn’t have done it without our LORD and our wonderful community.
We currently own 30 beautiful rolling acres that were formerly Smithfield Golf Course, including 20-foot elevation changes and a 5-acre pond. Originally, hundreds of thousands of dollars of site work went into developing the course and making it spectacular — there is even a Bald Eagle that lives in the area! The adjoining property and backdrop for the campground is a spectacular 300-acre lake. Once completed, the facility will have a cabins, a rock wall, a zip line, fishing docks, an archery range, a low ropes course, athletic fields, and canoes.
The venue will be intentionally designed to host Teen Reach Adventure Camps (TRAC). TRAC camps focus on revealing the love of Christ by giving foster youth a space to share their stories. Our goal is to show them they are valuable and valued in the eyes of God. These kids get seconds on everything – families, schools, clothes, siblings – 7th Mile is being built for them first; however, they are expected to share it with everybody else. Our facility will be available year-round for other agencies serving youth, offering them a safe place to play, forgive, and heal.
Our new goal is to raise an additional $270K to help buildout the footprint of the 7th Mile! You can donate by clicking the link at the top of any page.