YOU WONT BELIEVE WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THREE DAYS!
— 2023 Camp Dates
T.R.A.C. is sponsored by McDowell Church and takes place just a few hours outside of Phoenix.
- Girls Camp: July 17th – 19th, 2023
- Boys Camp: July 20th – 22nd, 2023
The camper application gives information on funding. It is estimated to cost over $500.00 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 for more information.
Space is limited to keep our camper to counselor ratio 2:1. Please get your application in ASAP.
As of May 13th both our Girls and Boys camps are full. However, if you would like to add your youth to the waitlist, please contact TRACScottsdale@gmail.com and provide the birthdates of the campers that you would like to attend camp. Please note that the youth needs to be 12 – 15 years of age to be put on the waitlist and attend camp.
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Important Information About Camp
T.R.A.C. (TEEN REACH ADVENTURE CAMP) is a camp experience especially designed for at-risk youth who may have experienced abuse, abandonment, neglect or other circumstances. 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, build positive memories and give the teen hope for a better future.
Each camp is single gender, removing many behavioral issues due to puberty. Every camp has a behavioral specialist who works proactively to address 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 is geared for camper success and provides opportunities to learn, develop and practice making healthy choices and participating in activities that improve teamwork, trust and self-value. During CrossTalk campers will hear stories all of us can relate to and have time to process in small groups. On the Challenge Course, campers develop skills in communication, teamwork and trust. Traditional camp activities will include shared meals, smores, adventure, group games, creative endeavors and more.
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.
T.R.A.C. Scottsdale is a local mission/ministry. We operate through 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 McDowell Mountain Community Church with “T.R.A.C.” written in the memo, and mail to McDowell Church, 10700 N 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. You will receive a charitable contribution receipt to submit with your tax return.