The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundationwas very honored to assist the coordinators of the Clackamas County Camp HOPE, to be held at Camp Arrah Wanna, in Welches. There will be two iterations of the Camp, July 3-8, 2016 and July 10-15, 2016.
The coordinators of the Camp must raise all the funds to operate Camp HOPE through donations and grants. Please read through the below information and if you would like to donate, please see the donation information at the end of the page.
What is Camp HOPE?
The idea behind Camp HOPE is to help children heal from trauma and have the fun, playful experiences that they deserve. Developed through the National Family Justice Center Alliance in 2003, Camp HOPE is based on proven research that indicates how important hope is for child survivors of violence. It is a natural extension of the Family Justice Center model.
Camp HOPE, structured around Dr. Chan Hellman’s “HOPE Theory” research, provides children ages 7 to 15 who have been exposed to domestic and/or sexual violence with the opportunity to get outdoors, play, and have fun. These experiences sound simple enough, but for youth whose lives have been affected by violence, they are even more crucial to recovery from trauma. The camp includes programmatic elements related to emotional care (such as nightly check-ins and positive character trait development), but the main focus is on promoting healing through active play and recreation, including archery, river rafting, and field games. We are searching for dedicated individuals to be positive role models and build relationships with our campers, as well as assist in creating a safe space for the campers to have fun!
A Safe Place Family Justice Center first participated in the model by bringing children from our programs to Camp HOPE California in 2014. Feedback from the local campers was overwhelmingly positive and these experiences both allowed advocates and counselors to learn from this valuable work and served as a catalyst to establish Camp HOPE Oregon so that more children from A Safe Place have increased access to this valuable opportunity. This summer marks the second year that Clackamas Women’s Services and A Safe Place Family Justice Center have hosted Camp HOPE Oregon at Camp Arrah Wanna, right here in Clackamas County.
To get more information contact:
(503) 557-5828 – A Safe Place Family Justice Center
The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. Donations are tax deductible. The CCPOBF is a volunteer run organization and all funds donated for Camp Hope will be used for Camp Hope.
To make a tax deductible donation, make out a check to CCPOBF with Camp Hope in the memo line. Mail to:
CCPOBF, PO Box 678, Clackamas, Oregon 97015
A receipt will be mailed to you promptly!
Partners for Camp HOPE: