Heart Month: Bravest of the Brave

This weekend BraveHeart Families will head to Scottsville for BraveHeart weekend!

Who is Center for Courageous Kids and what do they do?

The CCK Experience

In an effort to honor the mission statement, the following core values were established to provide specific outcomes for the camp program:

  • Take Home More Friends Than Projects
  • Dare To Believe, Grow And Discover
  • Support To Self, Support Of Others
  • Safe, Respected And Loved

This means that while we ensure that our campers are having fun swimming, fishing, and riding horses, we are also dedicated to creating an environment that fosters opportunities for making excellent choices, creating and sustaining healthy relationships with peers, building personal confidence to work through challenges and achieve personal goals.

These are the kind of “life experiences” that you can expect your child to have at camp:

  • Choosing between many options over the course of the week
  • Being a teammate and working with others towards common goals
  • New activities, dancing, trying new foods and interacting with people of different backgrounds
  • Opportunities to perform in front of groups
  • Opportunities to express their opinions
  • Learning to share resources with fellow campers and compromising
  • Practicing “supervised” independence away from relatives
  • Being away from television, radios, IPods, cell phones and other multimedia
  • Opportunities to lead

Our commitment is to ensure that our campers not only have these life learning experiences, but that they can keep these experiences with them as they grow. We look forward to welcoming your child to The Center for Courageous Kids, where we are not only providing a camp experience, but also building personal growth and a positive community for the campers we proudly serve. Click on the camper applications link on the left side of your screen. If you have any questions concerning, or want to provide behavioral information that would allow us to assist in your child’s transition to camp, please contact our Camp Director, Emily Cosby at (270) 618-2900.

Braveheart WEEKEND!

Family Retreat Weekends – Ages 5 to 17

Families face a tremendous challenge in coping with a child’s devastating illness. At The Center for Courageous Kids, Family Retreat Weekends are designed to provide respite, recreation, and support programs for families who have a child with a chronic or life threatening illness. Family weekends provide similar experiences as summer camp, as well as the opportunity for parents to gather together and share similar life-experiences. To qualify, a member of the immediate family, ages 5-17, must be diagnosed with one of the illnesses we serve.

Personally we think BraveHearts are all HEROES! #heartMonth 

Have fun this weekend @centerforcourageouskids https://www.courageouskids.org/

BRAVEHEART FUN! Follow BraveHearts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nortonchildrens.bravehearts/

Remember to post a picture & tag us. Happy ❤️ Month! Picture of rock is in comments

And spread the word! #Bravehearts #Nortonchildrens.com/Bravehearts

Introducing one of our Brave Heart Champs…….

Zeke was born on leap day 2016. He was diagnosed prenatally with Coarctation of the Aorta and Hypoplastic Arch. He had surgery at 3 days old to repair the COA and to patch the arch with a human tissue graft. He also has since been diagnosed with left Ventricle Non Compaction and his cardiologist keeps an eye on the muscle function of the heart every 6 months. Zeke has had other non-heart related surgeries for congenital defects but is a happy toddler and loves to play with his older 3 siblings. #Bravehearts #Nortonchildrens.com/Bravehearts

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