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The mission of Camp HOPE Henderson County is to help children in our community who have been exposed to violence find pathways to HOPE and healing.
Camp HOPE includes Pathways, a year-round program with monthly activities and group mentorship, and a weeklong residential camp experience. In this program, we praise campers for the person they are becoming; seeing their character for who they are and believing in what they can accomplish. The goal is to create an atmosphere where youth can feel safe, seen, heard, encouraged, and cared for.

Click on link below to view the Brochure:

Camp Hope America Brochure
Camp Hope America Brochure (spanish)
Pathways

The year-round piece of Camp HOPE is Pathways. A monthly group mentorship program with activities for our participants. Events are held throughout the year and are varied, ranging from team-building activities to family events. Pathways aims to create a safe and nurturing community for not only the youth involved, but also their families.

Year-round programming involving mentors for children matters. A caring and trusting adult outside of the family plays a huge role in the development of a child's hope and resiliency. Children with mentors are:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college.
  • 30% more likely to hold leadership positions.
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly.
  • 90% become interested in being a mentor for others.

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Summer Camp

Through a weeklong residential camp experience, our campers are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and accomplish an activity they haven't had the opportunity to do before, to overcome their fears. Each day, campers read about real people, not much older than they are, who have overcome adversity, abuse, and other real-life challenges to show them they are not alone, and that their past does not define their future.

In summer 2024 our summer camp will take place at Green River Preserve. Throughout the course of a week at camp, campers will participate in a variety of activities including:

  • swimming
  • field games
  • hiking
  • arts and crafts
  • campfires
  • and so much more!

Summer 2024

Green River Preserve
May 26 through May 31

Camp Hope - lake
Camp Hope - climbing wall
Camp Hope - camp map
Contact Information

All camper referrals and questions, please contact:

Whitney Jakubus

Email 828.513.8003

Volunteering

Contact us to get started on the application and background check process.

Contact:

Carrie Israel
Outreach and Volunteer Manager

Email

828.693.3840

Safelight is an affiliate of the Alliance for HOPE International.

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2023-2024 Annual Sponsors:

Stuller Power Solutions
Champion Comfort Experts
Advent Health
Relocate 828
Dunlap Construction
Southern Alarm
UNC Health Pardee logo

Funded By:

Governors Crime Commission
Council For Women
Family Violence Prevention Services Program
United Way
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Mary Kay Foundation

Memberships and Affiliations:

NCCASA Member
NCCADV Member
NCA Accredited Member
Charity Navigator Safelight Page
Impact Health logo and website link