CAMPERS

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CAMPERS

— 2020 Camp Dates

T.R.A.C. is sponsored by Crossroads Nazarene Church and takes place just a few hours north of Phoenix.

2020 summer camps have been cancelled. Please see COVID-19 UPDATE link below for our plans later this year.

— Cost

The camper application gives information on funding. It is estimated to cost $400.00 per camper to attend; however, through fundraising efforts and a grant opportunity, it is our desire to have the camp fully funded. We don’t want cost to be a concern when it comes to getting a teen to camp. Please check the contact information below to contact Sandy, our Child Placement Coordinator, for more information.

— Deadlines

All applicants who have attended RFKC or T.R.A.C. have first priority if their applications are turned in prior to May 15th, 2020. New applicants will be on a waiting list and will fill in the available spots on a first come first served basis until the FINAL DUE DATE of June 1st, 2020.

for information contact

— Child Placement Coordinator

Sandy Schaumburg
(602) 980-1554
campers@chandlertrac.com

— Camp Director

Kathy Lehnerz
(602) 748-7557
director@chandlertrac.com

Important Information About Camp

T.R.A.C. (TEEN REACH ADVENTURE CAMP) is a camp experience especially designed for youth in foster care who have likely experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect. The goal of each camp is to spend quality time with each teen, encouraging them to respect themselves and others, work as a team, have fun, be safe and make a difference.

Each camp is single gender, removing many behavioral issues due to puberty. Every camp has a behavioral specialist who works proactively to avoid behavioral issues that may arise

Each camp provides safe and appropriate supervision. Every precaution will be taken to protect teens from harm.

Volunteers must complete an interview, background check and mandatory training to comply with state requirements for working with adolescents. Counselors are paired with two teens. If possible, teens will be paired with their counselors from a previous year.

Each camp gives teens many opportunities to excel. Campers will experience hiking, archery, zip-line, fishing, canoes and more. Challenge Course provides a time to learn communication, solve problems and develop trust.  Great food, a talent show and fun evening activities are always a favorite for our campers!

Every camp has medical personnel available to administer first aid and medication to teens as directed by their physicians. All medications will be kept with the camp nurse in a safe, locked, confidential location. MEDICATIONS MUST BE IN ORIGINAL PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES FROM PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO GIVE “MEDICATION VACATIONS”.

Every youth is offered complete confidentiality. No volunteers will bring cameras except for the camp photographer who will take pictures for each teen’s photo album, including a picture of each teen with their counselor and of camp activities. Our volunteers are instructed not to exchange addresses, phone numbers or email addresses with any teen. All T.R.A.C. promotional videos/pictures will be edited for confidentiality by blocking out or blurring faces.

Chandler T.R.A.C. is a not-for-profit ministry. We operate by volunteer hours and funds committed to running this program. If you would like to make a charitable donation to T.R.A.C., please view the giving page to read about donations, or click the Donate button at the bottom of this page. If you’d rather do so with a check, please make them payable to Crossroads Nazarene Church with “T.R.A.C.” written in the memo, and mail to Crossroads Nazarene Church, 2950 West Ray Rd,Chandler, AZ 85224. You will receive a charitable contribution receipt to submit with your tax return.

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Deadline is April 15th, 2021 in order to qualify for the 2020 tax year!

2020 covid-19 update

July girls and boys camps are cancelled.

We hoped to avoid this scenario; however, due to the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 precautions, this decision is a reflection of our strong commitment to the health and safety of our campers, volunteers and all the families involved.

God is faithful and when a door closes another one opens, so we have a Plan B in motion!

Let’s still do camp, but in a different way!!

  • We are preparing a fun package to deliver to all the campers who had signed up in June or July. These will be delivered the week of July 6 when we would have been at camp. 
  • Chandler T.R.A.C. plans to host 2 separate mini camps locally – one for boys and one for girls who had signed up for June or July. Those camps will be two separate weekends, start on Friday at 4:00pm (or after school) and end Sunday afternoon. More details provided as we get closer to knowing COVID is slowing down.
  • We will still have a party, Memory Books, Talent Show, Olympics, Water Games, Challenge Course, CrossTalk and other activities.