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Camp Colley Blog

Camp Colley News, Events, and Updates Highlighting Our Community Impact

Letters from Camp: Weekend Family Camp

Protective Factors are the positive counterpoint to risk factors. Relationships with caring, responsible adults (including parents), strong family connections, healthy recreation and hobbies, and resilience are among the most impactful protective factors. When present, they increase positive outcomes for children, families, and communities.

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Letters from Camp: Job Training at Camp Colley

In Phoenix, 1 in 5 of our young adults ages 16-24 are neither working nor in school. It is the highest rate in the nation. This demographic is referred to “Disconnected Youth” or “Opportunity Youth.”

In 2015 Camp Colley partnered with ACYR to provide job training and work experience to disconnected youth as a continuation of our mission to help youth transition successfully into adulthood.

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Letters from Camp: Social-Emotional Learning

Learning happens on two levels at camp. There are skills that campers know they are learning through participation in each day’s activities. These include shooting an arrow at the target, paddling a canoe correctly, and making a bird feeder.

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Never Have I Ever: Camp Colley

This may not sound like an amazing weekend to you. In fact, camping, hiking, biking and especially crawdad fishing may not be appealing to you at all; but it was an experience that I’m sure each of these kids and their parents will never forget. I found it amazing because these families were given an opportunity to grow closer and they truly seemed to do so.

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