Camp HOPE America is one of the only comprehensive interventions designed specifically for children impacted by family violence. Each year, millions of families are affected by violence, putting children from these families at risk for emotional, behavioral, social, and physical health problems. The purpose of Camp HOPE is to help children thrive amidst difficult circumstances by offering a camping and mentoring program that fosters a sense of self-efficacy and adaptive coping skills. Camp HOPE Tennessee is a branch of Camp HOPE America that offers a free, weeklong summer camp to children (ages 7-13) whose families have sought services from the Family Safety Center of Memphis/Shelby County.
We use fun-filled avenues to give campers hope for a brighter future. In addition to traditional camp activities (e.g., field games, ropes courses, swimming, campfires), we incorporate an evidence and values-based curriculum that promotes campers’ belief in themselves, others, and the future. The Family Safety Center has partnered with the University of Memphis to conduct a research study evaluating whether Camp HOPE is meeting its goal of improving the functioning and well-being of children affected by violence in the home. Findings from this evaluation will be used to secure funding for future iterations of the camp and will also inform curriculum development in the future.
Support Camp HOPE! Any donation is appreciated, no matter how small.
A $10 donation will provide funding for Camp HOPE activities. Camp HOPE aims to provide a fun, safe, and supportive environment for campers. To accomplish this goal, campers participate in theater, art, mindfulness, and active outdoor activities. Your donation will help provide supplies for these activities.
A $25 donation will help provide funding for Camp HOPE activities. Camp HOPE aims to provide a fun, safe, and supportive environment for campers. To accomplish this goal, campers participate in theater, art, mindfulness, and active outdoor activities. Your donation will help provide supplies for these activities.
A $50 donation will guarantee you a ticket to Camp HOPE Tennessee's upcoming fundraising event and silent auction at the Memphis Botanic Garden on May 9th. It will contribute to providing basic necessities for our campers during the week of camp.
A $75 donation will contribute to providing basic necessities for our campers. The majority of Camp HOPE children come from single-mother homes characterized by a history of domestic violence. As most families live under the poverty level, they may not have the means to be prepared for camp. Your donation will help contribute to campers' packing list by providing items such as bedding, pillows, towels, bathing suits, sun screen, bug spray, tennis shoes, etc.
Your $100 donation will help fund 1 child for the week of camp by supplementing general camp fees. This funding will contribute to site costs, food, and boarding cost.
A $200 donation will enable one child to get to camp.