YOUNG ADULTS CAMP

Excursion-type experiences

Next Event: July 25th – 29th, 2022

C.O.P.S. Young Adults Camp

C.O.P.S. Young Adults Camp is planned for surviving children and siblings (ages 15 – 20) of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria.

Growing up without a parent or an older sibling can be difficult for teenagers and young adults.

At C.O.P.S. Young Adults Camp, campers will be roomed in cabins with other attendees their age. This will encourage them to bond with peers who can truly relate and understand what they are going through.

These survivors will have the opportunity to meet licensed mental health professionals for group counseling sessions, providing them with tools to take with them into their future for continued healing. They will also get to participate in fun and challenging activities while surrounded by a family of fellow survivors. 

Our goals are for campers to learn new ways to process their grief, to make lasting friendships, and to leave feeling supported.

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What to Expect

Growing up without a parent or an older sibling can be difficult for teenagers and young adults. Young Adults Camp encourages independence, as it is the first step for surviving minor-aged children to attend a program without the presence of their parent/guardian. Young Adults Camp also allows a first look into C.O.P.S. Hands-On Programs for minor-aged siblings.

This camp will give these survivors the opportunity to meet licensed mental health professionals who support them by facilitating specifically designed sessions and providing tools for them to take with them into their future for continued healing.

At Young Adults Camp, campers will be roomed in cabins with other attendees their age. They will also get to participate in fun and challenging activities while being surrounded by a family of peers who can truly relate and understand what they are going through.

Activity Examples
  • Fun Team-Building Exercises
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Karaoke
  • Paintball
    Travel Information
    If you are flying: You should plan to arrive at Jacksonville Airport (JAX) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25. You will be met by a C.O.P.S. and law enforcement representatives at the airport and transported to the Epworth By The Sea by bus. You can make your return flight out of Jacksonville Airport on Friday, July 29 after 12:00 p.m.

    If you are driving: You will need to arrive at the Epworth By The Sea by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, and stay through breakfast on Friday, July 29. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures please.

    Limited travel assistance may be available. Contact our president at president@copsarizona.org or contact the C.O.P.S. National Office for additional information.

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