Camp HOPE

2022 Video

2023 Video

Camp HOPE America  is the first evidence-based, out-of-school learning time program in the United States to focus on children and teens exposed to domestic violence. The mission of Camp HOPE America is to give youth a brighter future by creating pathways to hope and healing. At Camp HOPE America-Alabama we believe hope is, “believing in yourself, believing in others, and believing in your dreams.”

Camp HOPE America is composed of monthly activities and a week of camp. Participants should be prepared to participate in monthly activities to be eligible to attend the week of camp.

If you work with a child between the ages of 7 and 15 who has been impacted by family trauma (domestic violence, abuse, incarceration, etc.), contact Kelly Klehm for more information on making a referral. Please note that referrals must come from a school or community agency.

Referral Guidlines

  • Age 7-15

  • experience of family trauma: domestic violence, abuse, loss of a parent do to violence or incarceration, previous foster care system involvement

  • out of immediate crisis (abuser no longer in the home, family receiving support at school or through community agency)

  • be able to be safe in a group of peers (not physically aggressive)

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