Bridge Camp (Ages 16-19 – COED)


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Bridge Camp

Love Fosters Hope created Bridge Camp at the request of youth from our Teen Reach Adventure Camps (TRAC) wanting the next step, and expressing the need for additional support. In fact, they helped to design this camp!
The camp serves for boys and girls and most activities are held combined and foster team-work. Bridge campers are profoundly aware of the odds against them, as they transition out of foster care. Bridge camp is uniquely geared to prepare them to transition out. The program also welcomes teens who have recently transitioned out of foster care.
Bridge campers enjoy similar camp activities as in TRAC. However, there is an emphasis on valuable life-skills and we integrate classes to them prepare for independent living.

Love Fosters Hope has been providing Bridge since 2012

Using the therapeutic model Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), which trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.
2:1 camper-to-staff ratio

2024 Bridge Camp Leadership

June 25-29, 2024

Samantha Mackey

Samantha Mackey

Bridge Camp Director

Janelle Kemp

Janelle Kemp

Assistant Director



Bridge camp activities can include:

  • Healthy relationships, and warning signs for unhealthy ones
  • Cooking lessons
  • Job Interview preparedness 
  • Personality and career assessment
  • Etiquette
  • Budgeting & financial responsibility
  • Setting goals
  • Basic vehicle maintenance


Camp counselors

Camp counselors called “cousins” become each camper’s biggest cheerleader,
encourager, buddy, confidant, champion, and friend.

A 2:1 ratio is maintained at all camps