Camp New Hope is a 501C-3 (non-profit tax deductable) organization. Camp New Hope offers families of
children with life threatening medical conditions a week at the camp in the beautiful mountains of NC
on the New River.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Book from Camper’s Father


Jeff Smoak and his family have been a part of Camp New Hope’s history for the past 4 years…His daughter Macayla passed away last year after enduring the devastating effects of Batten’s disease. She is one of our many beloved camper’s and she will miss dearly….her soul and beauty transcended what Batten’s tried to take away.

Jeff has recently written a book that talks about Macayla’s journey….We would ask that you take the time to read this remarkable story and it’s powerful message. Aside from being a long time supporter of the camp and it’s unofficial “Voice of Camp New Hope” for those who have seen our promotional video, Jeff has graciously offered to help us help others by donating some of the proceeds of the books sales to the Camp.

Here is a short message from Jeff’s book webpage. He also has a website at and the link to his book page is listed below:

"Macayla died at nine years old from Battens disease. This book shares her story and how the unimaginable phrase, "the Lord struck the child" from 2 Samuel 12:15 comes to bear on such a tragedy. The Lord Struck the Child explores how holiness unexpectedly leads us to hope and liberation in any circumstance. It challenges us to not just ask tough questions about God, but about ourselves as well. The author's royalties will be used to promote the spread of the Gospel, God's glory, and support orphans."

For the Children,