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Important announcement regarding David Fichter:

Approximately two weeks ago, David Fichter (also known as ‚ÄúJohnny‚ÄĚ to the HFK staff), was arrested in Pennsylvania by the Lower Frederick Police Department. His arrest was for sexual assault of a minor back in 2005. According to arrest records, the incidents are alleged to have taken place between Mr. Fichter and the child of a neighbor (not a camper) in January of that year on the property then known as Camp Arthureeta. This occurred prior to HFK‚Äôs leasing of the camp grounds, which transpired the following year in Spring of 2006. Mr. Fichter was a contracted grounds keeper for the property prior to HFK’s lease of the camp, although not an employee of HFK, Mr. Fichter did reside on the camp property and continued work on a contracted basis.

HFK’s standard background check of Mr. Fichter produced no red flags to prevent his contracted custodial services. In the nine years that HFK leased the property, HFK received no complaints from campers, parents or staff about Mr. Fichter’s conduct with the campers which was limited. If any concerns had been raised, HFK would have acted swiftly in accordance with its zero tolerance guidelines to protect the safety of all children. Upon his arrest, HFK immediately terminated its contract with Mr. Fichter and vacated his residence. Mr. Fichter is no longer permitted on or around the camp property.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victim at this time.

Information & Upcoming Events

2015 Photo Order Information

CLICK the Link below to access ALL the Photos and Videos from the summer of 2015:

http://createideas.wix.com/chfk2015media

TO ORDER PHOTOS from 2015:

1. Click on the Link

2. PRINT the FORM-do not write on this one

3. Complete the printed form & Mail it with your payment to Kathy Norgan at the address on the form.

PHOTO ORDER FORM

 

Possible 2016 Camp Dates:

June 19-25: R Camp 1

June 26-July 2: Teen Camp 1

July 3-16: Break for St. Louis Conference

July 17-23: R Camp 2

July 24-30: Teen Camp 2

2016 CAMP RATES will be posted by October 2015.

 **NEW 2015:Performing Arts Camp Video**

 

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Volunteer at Camp:

VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORMS

To read and sign the Hope for Kids Volunteer Waiver click this link: HFK VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORM

To print a copy of the waiver please click here: PRINTABLE HFK VOLUNTEER WAIVER FORM

 

“A Special Week at Camp”

Hope for Kids is excited to that we will again be offering a week-long camp designed especially for students, ages 8-21, with developmental delays.  This week of camp is for children and young adults with diagnoses like autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.  Typically these children and young adults are able to walk, but often need assistance with other care and behavioral needs.

This Special Week at camp will take place ?, at Camp Hope for Kids in Schwenksville, PA. The registration cost for each camper is $? for the week. Additionally the cost per caregiver is $80 to cover the cost of meals. Each camper must have at least one family member or same gender caregiver stay with them for the week.

Is the Special Needs Camp at Camp Hope for Kids the right camp for your child? 

Our programs may not be a good fit for some children who present with aggressive or oppositional behaviors, limited language skills, limited cognitive ability or limited self-care skills.

 Contact Melissa Burch at ?  to discuss whether or not this week of camp can meet your child’s needs.

 

Casey Morris, Youth Corps Coordinator

Casey Morris, Youth Corps Coordinator

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R-Camp

R-Camp

R-Camp is a week long overnight camp geared toward 3rd through 8th graders. Team building camp activities encourage character development and healthy relationships among peers from diverse backgrounds....

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After School Education

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After school health and education programs are funded by the Department of Education, Ameri-Corps and your gifts. You can help support after school programs as well, giving children options to grow and learn in a safe environment....

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