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Camp Courage

Popsicles2Held in July, Camp Courage is a summer camp for children ages 7-12 with mental health or developmental disorders. It is held at Camp Men-O-Lan in Quakertown.

Using a high staff-to-camper ration (3:1) and therapeutic support in an outdoor setting, Camp Courage seeks to enhance personal development for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The camp uses socialization to emphasize experiences such as belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

Campers participate in a variety of activities include swimming, paddle boating and canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, music, sports, and adventure education.

Says a mother of a camper, "When my 10-year-old daughter attended Camp Courage for the first time, I was nervous for her. She has severe anxiety disorder, and trying new things makes her too uncomfortable. But I was pleasantly surprised. My daughter did things I never thought she'd even try, like zip lining and paddle boating. The staff was amazing. They didn't pressure her to do anything she didn't want to do. And when she was ready to try something, they were very supportive and encouraging."

Click here to view the 2016 Camp Courage brochure.

Click here to view the 2016 Camp Courage application.

For more information, contact Debra Springer at 267.404.5732 or dspringer@pennfoundation.org

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