"Our mission is to put a bow in a kid’s hand and lead their family to the Lord—one-on-one." Our Purpose Impacting the Youth of Tomorrow Learn More About Mentorship Tug of War La Crosse Kicking Bear Camp '14 Attend an event Forming Lifelong Friendships Participate With Kicking Bear

What is Kicking Bear?

Kicking Bear is a nationwide faith-based, non-denominational youth ministry that allows underprivileged and at-risk youth, or any youth, the opportunity to enjoy God’s creation while experiencing fun outdoor activities.

Guiding arrows. Strengthening families.

We can help break the cycle of broken families and put dreams in these kids’ hearts that will not only change their lives, but their families’ lives to come.

Did You Know

Statistics in America of the Fatherless

of children in the US live without their father
more likely to live in poverty
more likely to become pregnant as a teen
of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
of Fatherless kids are victims of youth suicides
of youth in prison grew up in a fatherless home
of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
of youth in chemical abuse centers are from fatherless homes


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Experience the outdoors and enjoy God’s creation


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