CARE’s Summer Camps are specially designed to be more than just outdoor fun and games. CARE offers several day camps throughout the summer months where young people learn more about themselves, valuable life skills, and how to become leaders in their community.
CARE’s leadership camps teach kids and teens to manage their emotions and self-control, as well as incorporating leadership skills in their daily lives. Campers learn about personal health, positive relationships, money management, and continued school success. The skills learned in the camps help kids and teens make good decisions — including the decision to stay drug and alcohol free.
CARE’s summer camps build a camper’s confidence and independence. By succeeding in problem-solving activities, campers increase their critical thinking skills and self-esteem. All camps are “unplugged” so campers can focus on new friendships and activities.
Children are often the most impacted by a parent, sibling, or other loved adult’s substance use. We offer Camp CARE, a two week camp for kids of all ages, who have been affected by loved one’s drug abuse or addiction. Campers learn about addiction and they didn’t cause it, can’t cure it, and can’t control it. Campers also learn about healthy coping strategies in a fun and supportive environment. Most importantly, youth learn that they are not alone. The camp is open to pre-school through high school students.
The more our kids know about decision-making, healthy ways to cope in difficult situation, independence, and compassion for others, the better chance they have of living a rewarding life with no room for addiction.
We have also had to call upon WLS to offer grief counseling and support to assist our staff in times of difficult and loss. We have received overwhelmingly positive reports/ feedback concerning their responsiveness and empathy. Their dealing with employees during sensitive times has left an impact that translated to an increase in our usage of their services.
Shalynn R: The Reason I Want to Be A Social Worker
CARE helped me to find a huge part of who I am. I love everything that I do with them, and I can’t wait to have a career where I get to do that sort of thing every day. That is the reason that I want to be a social worker.