Who We Are

A non-profit that operates a 100 plus acre camp and retreat center.

Our Mission

Why It Matters

“What are the factors that contribute to young people having opportunities for a high quality of life in our community? This question fuels the vision & mission of For The Kingdom and resides at the heart of our daily decisions. As the largest agency in Raleigh we recognize it is not enough for us to pop up and offer a few weeks of camp in the summer. Our vision had to be expanded to effect change year round. FTK exists to provide for the basic human needs of our neighbors, while also providing development, hope and Christ-like love for all people through camps, retreats, adventures and live events.”

Torrey Bates
Executive Director

About Us

The foundational offerings For The Kingdom are our hospitality services and camp experiences for the youth.  For The Kingdom provides high-class hospitality services and rental spaces for various events, including camps, weddings, corporate retreats, board meetings, family reunions, and community meetings. We have a team of experienced event planners and staff who can cater to the needs of our guests and ensure their events are successful.

Through our Camp Memphis experience for the youth across Memphis, with a strong focus on the youth in the community of Raleigh. Our campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including ropes courses, rock walls, and zip lines that provide opportunities for children to challenge themselves, build their confidence, and make new friends. 

Vision: To provide life-changing experiences for all people.

Mission: To meet basic human needs, provide development opportunities, and demonstrate Christ-like love to all individuals and their families.

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Our Values

We value diversity.

We value innovation.

We value excellence.

We value prayer.

We value laughter.

We value collaboration.

We value education.

We value exercise.

We value the poor and marginalized.

We value justice.

About Us

Our Objectives:

  • To provide adventurous camps that challenge youths mentally, physically, and spiritually.

  • To provide a comfortable, secure retreat center where rest and peace are available.

  • To show the love of Christ by ending food disparity within the 38128 zip code.

  • To make Christ known to all people.

  • To engage and partner with leaders of faith and goodwill.

  • To live in a community with our neighbors.

  • To serve with excellence.

  • To develop camp/retreat content that educates and develops life skills.

  • To provide a place of prayer.

Meet FTk Memphis

Our Team

Torrey Bates

Executive Director

Deontae Walker

Director of Youth Engagement

Javonne Scott

Director of Community Engagement

Brea Boatwright

Event Director

Summerjoy Scott

Director of Human Development

Nicolles Hamilton

Studio Manager

Blake Boatwright

Facilities Coordinator

Chef Derrick Mitchner

Sous Chef

Justin Bolton

Farmer (In Memoriam)

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