" I created Camp CHOICE out of a passion to fulfill God's calling on my life by sharing with youth my experiences being a teenage mom living on welfare and public housing assistance. I learned a lot about the difficulties of life, who God is and how the choices people make impact our circumstances. Camp CHOICE will take a great amount of commitment and financial support to thrive and prosper, but that's okay because our youth are worth it." -Janay Reliford-Davis
We have been so blessed to have people who believe in our vision and want to help us succeed. Our Advisory Board is instrumental in how we operate and aid in the decisions of how to make Camp CHOICE more than just a desire and a vision. We would like to say thank you to the below individuals because through their time and dedication, we have been able to accomplish so much.
Janay Reliford-Davis is a Kansas City native, and graduated from Westport High School as a Ewing Marion Kauffman “Project Choice” scholarship recipient. Janay attained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Missouri State University in 1999. She went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Kansas in 2004. She married Victor Davis in 2010. Together they share six children, and six grandchildren.
For the past 21 years Janay has worked for many social service agencies, in various capacities, within the Greater Kansas City community. Her first was an intern at the Jackson County Jail. Other jobs included working in the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services, and one of her most prominent, Vice President of the AdHoc Group Against Crime. Of all her exploits, those serving youth have been Janay’s most prized.
Janay Reliford-Davis, MSW
Through these experiences, Janay has gained a deep awareness of the scope of poverty and violence across the nation, and abroad. This made her ambitious about creating innovative approaches to service delivery. She founded Camp CHOICE, Inc., a private life enrichment company in 2006; serving youth ages 6-24.
Camp CHOICE’s signature service is “Game of Life” Weekend Adventures©, currently held at Three Trails Retreat Center in Kansas City. These camps serve youth ages 12-19 using a life simulation to teach them how to manage the difficulties of adult responsibilities, while utilizing their choices as tools for success. Youth learn to cook healthy meals, enjoy fun physical fitness, and explore topics on morals, family, education, finances, relationships, violence prevention, etc.!
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