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COCA Camp Challenge

COCA’s Summer CAMP Challenge kicks off June 29th!

Here at COCA we love summertime! Every summer our prevention staff visits playgrounds to provide fun activities that teach important drug and alcohol prevention lessons. This summer we can’t visit youth face to face, so we have created unique, entertaining prevention education activities for Berks County families. For summer 2020, we present COCA’s Creative Activities for Meaningful Prevention (CAMP) Challenge!

See This Weeks Activities Below!


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Join the Challenge!

Each week, COCA will provide new family fun activities and an engaging parent video lesson on a prevention topic. Participating partner sites will have the opportunity to win a pizza party! Recommended for students in grades K-6.

How the COCA CAMP Challenge Works

Program details

  • CAMP begins on Monday, June 29 and ends July 27.
  • Once a week COCA staff will deliver a supply of CAMP Challenge booklets for camps, libraries and other participating sites to hand out to families. Each booklet will focus on a different prevention topic and include a game board with weekly challenge activities.
  • For each challenge completed, participating families/children color in a game board tile. At the end of each week they can take a picture of their completed game board and share it in a Facebook post (be sure it’s public so we can see it!) Then tag your pick-up location and @COCABerks with the hashtag #COCACAMPCHALLENGE. Game board photos can be posted anytime but must be added before July 31, 2020.
    Don’t have Facebook? You can email your photo to akline@cocaberks.org for us to post.
  • At the end of our summer CAMP, the partner location with the most posts will win a gift card to host a pizza party!

Where to get a booklet

Families with children who are not enrolled in a participating camp or recreation program can pick up weekly activity booklets with game boards from the following libraries:

Brandywine Community Library
Kutztown Community Library
Reading Public Library
Robesonia Community Library
Spring Township Library

The following sites will provide weekly activity booklets and game boards for children who are enrolled in their programs:

Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church
Olivet Boys & Girls Club, Oakbrook
Reading Recreation Commission
Reading YMCA
Tri-Valley YMCA
West Reading Playgrounds

Check back soon! Additional sites will be added as they become available.

 

About Prevention in Pajamas 10-minute Parent Videos

Parents play the most important roll in prevention. To accompany the COCA CAMP Challenge, we have created a series of 10-minute videos for parents called Prevention in Pajamas. Each video will correspond to the weekly CAMP topic to guide prevention efforts at home. Information regarding Prevention in Pajamas will be in the weekly booklets and posted below!

Schedule and Topics

  • June 29 – Brain Games
  • July 6 – You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Building Healthy Relationships
  • July 13 – Escape the Vape and Ways to Cope with Stress
  • July 20 – Not in My Mouth: Medication Safety
  • July 27 – Level Up!: Gaming and Gambling

Weekly Activities

June 29 – July 5: Brain Games

CAMP Challenge: Brain Games

 


Get your camp, rec center or summer program involved!

Contact Alicia Kline

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