It takes a community to raise a child.

In order for the Hayes Summer Camp to fulfill its purpose, we need assistance from the entire community.” (Shawn Thomas, 2012 Camp Director) TRAILS seeks to partner with local organizations, churches, ministries, and resources.  Through these collaborations, kids become familiar with the resources that their community has to offer, and caring professionals and volunteers have the opportunity to play an integral role in the growth of the next generation.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Hayes Summer Camp was named after the late Elder William Hayes, a respected man of character in Beaver County who was a Chaplain/Liaison for the Housing Authority for several years.

In the early 90’s Elder Hayes worked with Rev. Edward E. Williams, cofounder and previous Executive Director of TRAILS, to create a camp that would specifically serve the kids living in public housing.

“He simply wanted the youth to be involved with meaningful, productive and life-changing activities during the summer,”

Reverend Williams remembers,

“His love and compassion for the people was amazing.”

“In order for the Hayes Summer Camp to fulfill its purpose, we need assistance from the entire community.” (Shawn Thomas, 2012 Camp Director). TRAILS seeks to partner with local organizations, churches, ministries, and resources. Through these collaborations, kids become familiar with the resources that their community has to offer, and caring professionals have the opportunity to play an integral role in the growth of the next generation.

Equipping the next generation…

…is our Mission.

Our Vision

Our vision is to seek out overlooked children and their families in every community of Beaver County with quality programming, substantial resources, and genuine care.  We desire to take the love of Christ into every place in our communities that seem left behind and unheard. Our vision is for Hayes Summer Camp to become a year-round support to children and families in every corner of our County.