Camp HOPE lets child survivors of domestic violence be kids again and heal

Children who witness or experience domestic violence are often described as the hidden victims of abuse. However, researchers estimate upwards of 10,000,000 children are exposed to domestic violence each year. Camp HOPE America is a national program launched in 2003 in San Diego. The model was the first of its kind in the country. In August, building on the evidence-based camping and mentoring program, three local domestic violence shelters in the Tampa Bay Area and two in Orlando teamed up to hold their first camp.