If you are a girl aged 5-18 and living in Pacific, Grays Harbor or Mason counties in Washington state who is a survivor of sexual abuse, Camp Victory is for you!
Camp Victory provides a safe, nurturing environment where girls can heal and thrive in a supportive community. There is no cost for children to attend. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained. Camp Victory is a private, 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization.
If you have additional questions or would like to speak with someone at Camp Victory, please call 360-665-2888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Who are the girls that come to camp? All of the girls are ages 5-18 from Grays Harbor, Pacific or Mason Counties. They are all survivors of sexual abuse. Older teens can join our leadership program.
• Where and when is camp? We use a camp with cabins that have lights, bathrooms and heat. The beach is a short walk away. Camp is a 4 day weekend in June. All girls ride a special bus that meets campers in Aberdeen, South Bend, Long Beach, and Ocean Park Camp starts on Friday morning and ends on Monday afternoon.
• What do we do at camp? You, your big buddy and other girls your age can play, do crafts, games, do archery, fly kites, dance, sing, tie-dye a t shirt, go for beach walks make s’mores, and have fun. In the evening we have special activities, and a campfire.
• What about food? We all eat in the dining room together. We have great meals and if you need special foods, we can make sure you have what you need. Our meals are the girls’ favorites and are prepared right at camp. Snacks like fruit are available between meals.
• Who are the adults in camp? All of the adults in camp are trained volunteers. We call them Mama Lions. Each has a buddy and there are other folks in camp who teach or lead crafts, sports, tie-dye and dances. Other adults help with meals and other activities. We always have a nurse at camp. All volunteers have completed back ground checks.
• I don’t really like to talk about my abuse. Is camp still right for me? Camp Victory is a safe and healing place and there are people who will talk with you if you want. We are honest at camp about all campers having been abused, but no one is ever asked to speak about their experience. Some girls want to talk about what happened to them and others don’t. No one will ask you to talk about your abuse.
• What if I wake up in the night, take a lot of medicines, wet the bed, or have other problems? We can help with those things. You can call us before camp if you would like to talk with one of us.
• How much does it cost? Many people work together to make sure camp doesn’t cost girls or their families any money. We also help to pay for counseling for girls who need it.
or send a check to:
P.O. Box 711
Ocean Park, WA 98640