Safe Haven Family Shelter kids are having fun and learning new things at camps all over Middle Tennessee this summer. Summer camp is an opportunity for children at Safe Haven to not only avoid summer learning loss, but also learn new skills, meet new friends and discover new interests. Stay tuned to all of Safe Haven’s summmer camp adventures in our Summer Camp Blog below or click here to visit the blog.
The cost for one week of summer camp can average $200 to $400 with overnight camps being on the more expensive end. While a monetary donation could help cover registration costs, we also need supplies for the children attending camps Together, we can give children experiencing homelessness a summer filled with adventure and hope.
$10 helps buy a beach towel or bug spray/sunscreen
$25 helps buy a backpack or bathing suit
$50 helps buy a sleeping bag or camp clothes/shoes
$100 helps cover one child’s needed supplies for camps
$250+ covers one child to attend summer camp for one week
More about Safe Haven children and summer camp:
- We have partnerships with groups all over the city that serve our children during the summer months: Oak Hill Day Camp; Urban League of Middle Tennessee’s Project Ready; University School of Nashville; Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee; Barefoot Republic; Global Education Center; Bellevue Family YMCA; Kids to the Country; Camp Widjiwagan; Deer Run Camps & Retreats; Camp Davis; and more.
- The cost per 1 week of camp can range from $200-$400 on average, with overnight camps being more expensive than day camps.
- African Americans have the highest drowning rate in the U.S. All of our children will have the chance to learn how to swim over the summer, so that they do not become a statistic.
- Children and teens get to experience activities like horseback riding, swimming, canoe-building,, academic help/strength building, cooking, arts & crafts, sports, and much more!
- Children get to learn new things and meet new people. As one child said last summer, “Summer that camp was my first time making friends with people who look different than me.”
- A big effect that homelessness has on children is that it causes them to lose trust in humanity. At summer camp, our children are regaining hope, and building so many new friendships with people.
Below is a list of summer camp supplies we need. We appreciate any donations of items on the list. Email us to let us know which items you are donating and coordinate a drop off time.
- breakfast foods (e.g. granola bars, etc)
- light-weight book bags or sturdy drawstring backpacks
- swimsuits (and water shoes)
- beach towels
- sleeping bags
- mini fans
- insect repellent