Camps For Champions
The James Jones Legacy Foundation Summer Youth Enrichment Camp
July 17 -19, 2012
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181
The Department of Children and Families "Camps for Champions (CFC)", in partnership with James Jones Legacy Foundation and Our Kids of Miami Dade/Monroe, Inc., provides an opportunity for children and young adults from South Florida's foster care system to participate in a summer camp experience that might otherwise not have been possible. The wellness and leadership activities are created and led by nationally recognized role models, community partners and DCF staff who will help these young adults build self-esteem and confidence to succeed in life.
- Youth ages 11 – 14 (middle school age group)
- Possess Leadership Qualities, providing a positive example for others, being a good role model
- Physically able to participate in physical activity
- Ability to follow staff and camp rules
- Teamwork, Ability to function in a group setting, be able to interact responsibly with fellow campers and staff
- Must be socially competent, not exhibiting unwanted behaviors that will warrant removal from a group activity or setting
- Not be a risk for wandering or running away from the camp facility
- No serious hindrances such as fire setting, DJJ involvement within the past year, mental health issues that are not currently being treated, or other behaviors that would pose a risk to other campers
- Completed Camp application
- Copy of report card
- A recommendation letter from a teacher, school counselor, mentor, pastor or case manager.
- Copy of the youth’s last physical, signed by a medical doctor. Physicals must be completed within one year of the start of the Camp.
- Provide a photo of the youth
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. At the end of camp, a back pack filled with school supplies will be given to each participant. A special guest (Hint: a professional athlete) is scheduled to make a special appearance. Pick-up locations for transportation in the North, South, and Central will also be provided for parents who are not able to drive the kids to the camp. Detail information for pick-up locations will be given in the acceptance packet.
Space is limited. Only 60 youth will be selected to attend. Please submit the application form along with the required documents as soon as possible. A letter to inform whether or not the child has been selected to attend the camp will be sent by June 15, 2012. An acceptance packet, which will include information for the transportation, what to bring and not to bring, dress code, etc., will be sent to those who have been selected to attend the camp.
Applications should be submitted no later than June 1, 2012 to:
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
Attn: Dito Sudito
P.O. Box 010951
Miami, FL 33101
Or, by e-mail: email@example.com, fax: (305) 384-4932.
For more information, please contact Mr. Dito Sudito at (305) 301-3824 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Legacy Foundation Summer Youth Enrichment Camp
NBA title is not lone summer
highlight for Miami Heat’s
7/20/12, Miami Herald
By Michelle Kaufman
Established in the summer of 2009, James Jones Legacy Foundation is in its second year of inspiring youth to become positive influences in the community. James Andrew Jones (aka "Jhoops" or "J.R."), an NBA player with the Miami Heat and a native Miamian, shot a PSA for Tobacco Free Florida in 2008 to encourage people not to use tobacco products and incorporates that message when visiting schools to speak with kids.
Summer Youth Enrichment Camp activities will include teams building games (Ropes Challenge), basketball, football, kickball, swimming, kayaking, dance/baton twirling, swamp safari, empowerment sessions, inspiring lectures and of course, FUN!