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2013 RAPPP Summer Camps

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The Southcoast Hospitals' Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention (RAPPP) Program is offering youth development and reproductive health education classes this summer for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 in a camp-style atmosphere.

Session 1: "It's All About Me!" | Leadership & Personal Responsibility

Focus: To encourage and develop personal growth and leadership skills positively impacting teens' families and community through teamwork and problem solving. Topics will include: Communication, values and core beliefs, goal setting and decision making, relationship skills, leadership and character development, heroes, mentors and role models, health and wellness, unhealthy behaviors and violence prevention. This two-week session will incorporate two field trips and outdoor activities including a field assessment of the city and youth vision for civic engagement and responsibility.

July 8 through July 19, 2013

Session 2: "Fine Arts Camp"

Participants will discover their inner artist through music, art, and theater during this session. Learn to make music and edit videos by using computer software. Campers will also learn how to write their own skits and the techniques used to create different works of art. Topics include: Art history, abstract art, art in architecture, bead making, oils, acrylics and art from found objects. Music history, making music, music videos including filming and editing, theatre art, skit creation and acting. Join RAPPP for this new and exciting addition to the summer camp series! This two week session will incorporate two field trips and outdoor activities.

July 22 through August 2, 2013

Session 3: "Survivor Camp"

The focus of this camp is to prepare adolescents to respond in emergency situations and natural and other disasters. How is a camp set up? How can the stars be used as a "map"? How can we prepare for a natural disaster? Participants will learn all of the answers during "Survivor Camp"! Campers will learn safety skills as well as participate in first aid and CPR certification. Determine what it takes to respond in emergency situations while having fun at the same time! This session will incorporate two field trips and outdoor activities.

August 5 through August 16, 2013

About the Camps

The camps will be held Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RAPPP Program Office, 1208 Ashley Boulevard in New Bedford. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. to accommodate parents who must be at work for 7 a.m.

The program is directed by RAPPP's experienced health educators, who encourage participants to be proud of themselves, their families and their communities and to act responsibly. All sessions will include guest speakers, field trips and fun outdoor activities.

Activities may include a New Bedford Bay Sox or Pawtucket Red Sox game, bowling, miniature golf, laser tag, museum visits and a harbor tour.

The sessions will not duplicate each other, giving parents and guardians the option of enrolling their teens in for all three sessions.


The cost of each two-week session is $250 per person and includes morning and afternoon snacks (juice, breakfast bars, muffins or bagels) and all field trips. Upon successful completion of camp $100 of the fee will be refunded.

Brown bag lunches for participants are invited or parents may opt to purchase a meal plan for their teen at a cost of $30 per week (non-refundable).

Meal plan will consist of sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, fries/chips, fruit, water and juice.


Registrations are now being accepted, but enrollment is limited. For more information, or to register, please contact the RAPPP Program Office at 508-995-0306.

Scholarships are available in limited quantity.

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RAPPP Program
1208 Ashley Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02740

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