Carroll County Public Schools held Camp Thrive from July 19-21, 2019, at the Hashawha Environmental Center. This free, overnight weekend camp, sponsored by the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, was designed for middle school students who have been or are currently impacted by addiction or addiction-related loss or trauma in their homes or with their loved ones.
Camp Thrive provided a supportive environment where students could build skills in coping and stress management, and also recognize their own strengths while sharing with others who have experienced similar challenges. The camp was focused on breaking stigmas and building resilience. Activities included hiking, camp fires, art therapy, games, canoeing, a ropes course, coping skills groups, and yoga.
Camp Thrive was staffed by professional therapists, school counselors, Pupil Personnel Workers, other CCPS staff, and Hashawha employees. Counselors were available throughout the camp day for individual support as needed.