Camp One Safe Place (Camp OSP) was established to provide local youth the opportunity to overcome adverse circumstances. Family violence and sexual abuse creates barriers for children to feel safe, be successful, and enjoy their childhoods.
At Camp OSP children affected by such hardship have a safe and fun environment whereby counselors and staff work together to empower them to develop resiliency.
Children develop healthy adult relationships, receive mentorship and support, and experience a breath of fresh air so that they can learn with new friends that they will never be alone and have support in times of need.
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“Hope is the one thing no one can ever take away from me,” said one volunteer counselor to a crowd of campers and fellow counselors while standing in front of a campfire. Sharing his personal story of healing, he expressed to those around him how Camp changed his life.
Our camp family is a true example of what investments of love and time can mean for children who have experienced trauma.
There was hope in the words he shared; hope for a better life and proof that abused children are not destined to repeat the path of a violent parent.
“In Shasta County, over 6,000 children are reported as not having a single caring adult or mentor in their life, and over 13,000 children will be exposed to family violence this year.”
Quotes From Our Campers
“Camp changed my life 3 years ago. It helped me trust people again.” -Gina, 14
“Camp has changed my life, without hope there is really nothing in life. At camp, I learned how to focus more and be grateful for what I have.” -Michelle, 11
“Before camp, I was a messed up kid. I was getting in a lot of trouble. My life wasn’t going very well. Camp helped me through a lot of stuff.” -Carl, 13
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It is thanks in large part to our generous community that Camp One SAFE Place has been made possible for local youth since 2012. We hope you will continue to support One SAFE Place and our efforts to help youth in our community to believe in themselves, believe in others, and believe in their dreams.
If you would like to make a donation for Camp OSP, visit the Camp OSP Donation page.