These all-boy and all-girl camps for youth, ages 12-15, are conducted according to guidelines established by the national T.R.A.C. organization. We provide a positive atmosphere for recreation and self-expression. Our challenge courses teach self-respect, teamwork, and trust in a safe environment.
Boys and girls enjoy activities with lots of individual attention from counselors, as a 2:1 ratio is maintained at all camps. We have additional support staff to help with arts and crafts, archery, horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, and special games and events that include a dance for the girls and a talent show for the boys. Teams of photographers and photo album assemblers capture images and decorate keepsakes for every teen, which for many, maybe their only childhood memories captured and in their possession.
They played BINGO while enjoying hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, under a ceiling covered in snowflakes and twinkle lights.
Later they received soft blankets and fluffy pillows to curl up with while they
watched the movie Frozen, and the room came alive when snowman Olaf walked in to greet them.
They had already selected their dresses, alterations had been completed, and a fresh team of volunteers arrived to help with hair, makeup and nails. When all the preparations and primping were completed, the guests of honor were escorted to a special dinner of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans. A winter wonderland greeted them as snow fell from above, and joy and amazement gave way to music and laughter as they danced through the night.
Each day participating teens faced our challenge course, where they learned to work as a team while building trust in one another. One boy, named Johnny, was surprised and delighted that his idea about how to solve a challenge was adopted by his team: “They did what I told them to do! And we solved it! It worked! … I never knew I was a leader, but I guess I am!” Helping these young people discover potential they may not know they have is one of the most significant impacts of the T.R.A.C. experience.