4216 Avenue M
Fort Worth, TX 76105
(817) 536-5461

Rising Star Baptist Church

One Team, One Dream

Camp Star/Freedom School

Mission Statement

To provide a safe and fun filled environment that promotes health, education, 

fellowship, and teamwork among the community and the Rising Star family.


CDF Freedom School/Camp Star Summer Program will provide enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes towards learning.

Children are taught using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:

  • high quality academic enrichment;
  • parent and family involvement;
  • civic engagement and social action; 
  • intergenerational leadership development;
  • and nutrition, health and mental health.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The CDF Freedom School/Camp Star Summer Program affirms that reading is an important key to unlock the door to children's dreams and unlimited potential.  The books on which the Integrated Reading Curriculum is based represent the work of the country's best writers and illustrators. 

The afternoons consist of fun, educational activities that enhance the IRC and the CDF Freedom School model of cultural enrichment, community involvement, conflict resolution, and social action.  Activities may include arts and crafts, dance, music, field trips, sports and much more....


7:00AM   - 8:30AM     Breakfast

8:30AM   - 8:45AM     Restroom Break

9:00AM   - 10:00AM   Harambee

10:00AM - 11:00AM   (IRC 1) Integrated Reading Curriculum

11:00AM - 11:45AM   (IRC 2) Integrated Reading Curriculum

11:45AM - 12:00PM   D.E.A.R. Time    (Drop Everything And Read)

12:00PM - 1:00PM     Lunch

1:00PM   - 3:00PM     Monday -  Afternoon Activities

                                   Tuesday - Music for Levels 0, 2, & 3

                                                    SLAM for Level 1

                                   Wednesday - Group Chat / Bible Study

                                                     Afternoon Activities

                                   Thursday - Music for Level 1

                                                     SLAM Levels 2 & 3

                                   Friday - Afternoon Activities

3:00PM   - 4:00PM     Snack Time

4:00PM   - 5:15PM     Free Play

5:15PM   - 6:00PM     Dismissal

Friday, June 23rd

Level: All

Fort Worth Zoo

1989 Colonial Parkway

Fort Worth, TX 76110

Thursday, June 29th

Level: 0

Celebrations Indoor Adventure

4014 Old Benbrook Rd

Fort Worth, TX 76116

Friday, July 7th

Level: 2


700 Planetarium Pl

Arlington, TX 76019

Friday, July 14th

Level: 3

Newton's Rocky Top Ranch

660 Keller Smithfield Rd

Keller, TX 76248

Friday, July 21st

Level: 1

Sea Life Aquarium

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy

Grapevine, TX 76051

Must wear Tennis Shoes

NO Sandals

NO Shoes with wheels

Level 0 - Grade Pre-K - Kng

Level 1 - Grades 1 - 2

Level 2 - Grades 3 - 5

Level 3 - Grades 6 - 8

Friday, July 28th

Level: All

S. J. Stovall Park

2800 W. Sublett Rd

Arlington, TX 76001

          Friday, August 4th

        Level: All

        Arlington Skatium

       5515 S. Cooper St

       Arlington, TX 76017

Executive Director

Rev. Ralph W. Emerson, Jr.

Project Director

Wanda Kendrix

Site Coordinators

Kevin Barbour

Tailor Satchell

Antoine Washington

Site Testing Manager

Tasha Guinyard

Parent Coordinator

Candice Lee

SLI's (Servant Leader Intern)

Breanna Brumfield

Jarius Foster

Charles (CJ) Freeman

Cornelius Heath

Akierra Maddox

Xavier Maddox

Tameara Phenix

Alarria Webb

Pre-K Teachers

Cynthia Melvin

Sandra Powell

Classroom/SLI Assistants

Daysha Brown

Amiliyon Davis

Jayla Nixon

Jaylin Warner

Kayla Warner

Evie Whorley