Steps to Hope’s Step-by-Step Summer Camp concludes

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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COLUMBUS—Summer camps are often associated with fun and games, but Steps to Hope’s Step-by-Step  Summer Camp is breaking the mold by offering an experience that goes beyond mere recreation. This camp serves as a means to cultivate qualities such as resilience, empathy, leadership and teamwork, all while facilitating personal growth through a blend of structured programs and exciting adventures.

Inclusivity and diversity are core principles of Step-by-Step Summer Camp, with Steps to Hope prioritizing welcoming campers aged 8-12 from various backgrounds and walks of life. By embracing differences and celebrating diversity, the camp fosters a culture of empathy, understanding, and acceptance, creating an environment where every camper feels valued and included.

Funded by the Cliffs at Glassy Residents Outreach, Step-by-Step Summer Camp is not just an opportunity for fun; it’s a transformative experience that empowers youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. It’s completely free of charge. Held at Steps to Hope’s Community Room every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout June, the camp offered a unique opportunity for young people to engage in meaningful experiences that will shape their futures. 

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Organizers thank the amazing camp leaders — Marilyn Hudson, Wendi Owens, Parker Mullinax, and Dorene Byars, as well as volunteers Chris Mann and Evelyn Cohen — for all their hard work and dedication. Their efforts are invaluable in helping Camp Director Cindy Chavez provide children with life-long lessons and a positive influence.

To learn more about next year’s Step-by-Step Summer Camp, contact Cindy Chavez, Program Coordinator at Steps to Hope, via email at Join Steps to Hope in nurturing the leaders of tomorrow through Step-by-Step Summer Camp, where every moment is an opportunity for growth and discovery.


Submitted by Jessica Cashwell