The Savannah, Ga SAFE Shelter for Domestic Violence Services will be kicking off Camp R.O.C.K 2015. This summer program is for children, ages 5-17, that are either currently staying at SAFE Shelter or in the shelter’s Follow-Up/After Care Program. Camp R.O.C.K, “Recognizing our Children’s K’reactiviy” is funded by a group of dedicated Volunteers from the Landings on Skidaway Island. Hank and Marion Policinski, in coordination of Notre Dame Center for Social Concern, have provided student interns to help staff the camp for the 5 years the camp has been open.
The camp will be open from June all the way through July. Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, explore nature, and attend special events. Older campers will help out as peer counselors. The camp is also providing an educational component by bringing in a teacher from the Chatham County School Board who will come in for 16 hours a week for one-onone tutoring.
Cheryl Haven Branch, SAFE Shelter’s executive director, stated “Our campers have the opportunity to expand their horizons during the summer, embarking on new adventures, and having fun.” She also went on to say “Our exceptional program and dedicated staff creates an environment that forges a summer experience that lets our campers just be kids for awhile. The camp will provide lunch and snacks, including picnics at some of the beautiful squares located downtown. At the end of the camp the participants will put on a small production, which could include singing and dancing. Camp Rock encourages the mothers to take this opportunity to go on job interviews, take care of family matters, or just enjoy a little break while their children is away in a safe, fun environment.
To find more information about the program, please visit safeshelter.org or call (912) 629-0026. You can reach the 24 hour crisis line call (912) 629-8888.