Unlike many campers, children experiencing severe poverty and displacement sometimes have serious issues that create challenges and barriers, preventing them from attending and assimilating into traditional camps and programs.
We fight to change that reality for as many children as possible in Memphis, that’s why we have offer two Summer Camp Programs:
Camp Paradise Valley:
Provides an opportunity for our campers, ages 7 to 17, to get outside of the city breathe some fresh air and embark on a trail to self-discovery. Throughout their stay, campers get to enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Campers can experience sports, small-scale farming, wildlife, rock wall climbing, music, art, and archery. Of course, Dale Hollow Lake provides a multitude of opportunities for our campers to get up close and personal with nature! Boating, fishing, and hiking are all on the list of fun to-dos for our campers. Campers also have an option to become “seekers” who have decided to change their life through a personal relationship with God.
Did you know that the equivalent of one month of a child’s overall learning is lost over the summer break? It takes 6-weeks of review by teachers in the new year to get a class back to where it was in May. Did you know that it takes as little as two to three hours a week to prevent this loss and start our campers back to school better prepared than ever before? So not only will our kids be playing sports, creating music and art, but they will be learning skills needed to prepare them for their next school year through daily offerings of interactive education, technology and computer skills.
Camp Hope is only for children in the residential programs at the Purdue Center of Hope.