The Junior Journey Weekend Overnight Camp provides an opportunity for participants to engage in team building activities, get-to-know-you initiatives, and to meet peers and staff that campers will be spending the week with in the summer. An overnight lends campers an experience to spend a night in the camp setting ahead of the week long summer experience.
Week Long Camp
The Junior Journey Week long Camp is based on our Journey Camp model which is in the 15th year (more than 40 camps) of successful programming. Camp is designed and structured to provide a safe, exciting and skill-building healing experience for children who have been traumatized from an abusive past. Many children struggle with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. Our professional staff supports each camper to meet their individual needs and promote their emotional, social and intellectual growth.
Many campers have never experienced an overnight camp or setting outside of a therapeutic residential placement or foster home and often resist wanting to come to camp. Their resistance may be for many reasons such as inability to trust adults, low self-esteem and anxiety/depression. By the end of camp, most of these same youth leave excited to return the following year.
The Youth Services Director, Program Director and Executive Director are available to provide support to youth who are experiencing a crisis at any time during their involvement with our program. A crisis could include a placement change (youth in foster care move from one residential environment to another), running away or being placed in a treatment facility for acute emotional/behavioral issues. The Under One Sky mentoring community is one of the only consistent aspects in the lives of these children. This kind of continual support provides vital complementary services to social workers and departments of social services.