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Journey Youth Creative camps designed for kids affected by bullying

The newly-formed Journey Youth Creative is hosting day camps designed for kids affected by bullying.

Created for children ages nine and up, the camp – ‘Haven’ – aims to equip participants with skills and strategies to make positive decisions and foster healthy relationships with their peers, said Jo Philips, founder of Journey Youth Creative. The inaugural camp kicked off this week with another slated for August.

Philips said that Haven focuses on the impact bullying can have on a child’s emotional well-being and development.

Campers will learn to manage their emotions, cultivate positive online interactions, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

“We believe that every child deserves a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive,” noted Philips.

The camps feature age-appropriate activities and discussions, ensuring each child receives support based on their experiences and challenges.

Participants will be divided into two age groups, providing an opportunity for focused guidance and fostering connections with peers who may be facing similar circumstances, she explained.

“Our goal is to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to face the challenges of bullying head-on while fostering meaningful connections with their peers.”

The first camp is running July 4-9 and another is set for Aug. 21-25.

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“Kids have so much to offer to the world – we believe in the power that they hold and know that they will do cool things if they’re empowered and supported.”