Camp Upward

Now summertime can be a fun, carefree time for all children, even those of the working poor. For more than 15 years, Camp Upward has given any deserving child, age 5-14, a sanctuary from an unsupervised summer on the streets and a haven from gang and drug activity. For eight weeks, these kids engage in summer recreational and intellectual activities designed to nurture them both physically and spiritually.

These may include:

Two Field Trips to provide new experiences

Arts & Crafts to foster creative thinking

Leadership Skills to teach initiative and group dynamics

Character Building to support good morals and ethical behavior

Performances & Speeches to inspire through testimonials

Sports Activities to promote exercise and teamwork

Two Hot Meals per Day to ensure the body is well-nourished

Non-Denominational Bible Studies to encourage spiritual growth

Peer Pressure Resistance Training to teach independent thinking and decision making

Conflict Resolution to demonstrate non-violent results to problems and social situations

Job Training to prepare our teen counselors for the future

How to apply

Camp Upward is open to all children, age 5-14, in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. Fees are minimal. Call 985.893.5880 for dates and registration information.

How you can help

Volunteers and donations of "time, talent and treasure" are always welcome. Sponsorships for children are needed. Corporate underwriting also offers excellent opportunities for team building and mentoring. Call 985.893.5880 or email Nathan for more information.

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