Every year, camps around the country have stories just like these. The program is effective at changing lives for the better. And that means that these youth have a brighter future ahead of them as a result.
In addition to camp, there is a T.R.A.C.life mentoring program that makes it possible for youth that have attended camp to enter into a supervised mentor relationship with the staff they met at camp.
Not every camper can be guaranteed a mentor. It depends on the availability of staff and specific camper situations and eligibility.
Camp Dates for 2023
Teen Reach Adventure Camp or T.R.A.C. is a national program which seeks to provide a Hope and a Future to "at-risk" youth. The programs of Teen Reach take into account the issues surrounding adolescence, but more importantly the issues that surround youth who have been abused, abandoned and neglected - many of whom reside in foster care or relative care.
At T.R.A.C., safety is first and foremost, and this includes "felt" safety. We work hard to provide a non-judgmental experience for each and every camper. All staff are trained in proven techniques to provide effective support for youth with trauma backgrounds. With separate camps for boys and girls, each three-day camp has one counselor for every two campers plus a lot of other staff to promote a safe and fun experience for everyone.
We follow the proven national program in order to ensure the success of every camper who attends our camps. We seek to provide positive memories through experiences they would not normally have like horseback riding, hiking, playing in a river or finding crawdads, conquering a climbing wall, caving, having animal encounters and so much more. Our challenge course program, custom curriculum and low camper-to-counselor ratio all work together to help campers grow in trust, teamwork and self-respect - all while having a ton of fun.
The best things in life really are free and so is this camp. The staff works diligently to raise funds so that this camp is provided to the foster families at no cost. This not only provides a great camp experience for the camper, but also free respite care for the foster family.
Girls: July 28 - 30 Boys: August 4 - 6
Camas, WA ~ serving Clark County
We would like to gratefully acknowledge grants from the following organizations to support our 2022 camp year:
Copyright © 2021 T.R.A.C. Camas. All rights reserved.