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Campers Learn Coping Skills Through Drumming

Just one week after Camp Men-O-Lan received 30 inches of snow, the frigid weather couldn’t stop the “heat of the beat” inside as attendees of Camp Mariposa’s January session enjoyed an inspiring drumming and drum-making session with Josh Robinson.  

This was Robinson’s second time at Camp Mariposa, where he helps add drumming to the campers’ “toolkit” of coping skills. Robinson notes, “Drumming can be used as a tool to teach many life and coping skills and provides a positive, creative outlet while acting as a vehicle for self-expression and emotional release in a safe space.” 

Throughout the day-long workshop and after, campers put their new skills to the test, creating rhythms and beats that echoed throughout camp. Special thanks to Lowes for donating the materials used to make the campers’ drums. To learn more about Robinson, visit 

Since 2012, Penn Foundation has been The Moyer Foundation’s Pennsylvania partner for Camp Mariposa, offering children who live with addiction in their families a safe, caring place to break the cycle of addiction and learn their strengths.  

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