MATFORCE partners with Catholic Charities to bring free summer camp for third year

Through the Trauma Lens Care program MATFORCE understands that children from hard places often need more positive experiences to help build resiliency in their lives. Therefore, MATFORCE and Catholic Charities are partnering to bring a respite summer camp to children in foster care again this year.

This camp is for current and past foster children 5- to 18-years old who have high behavioral health needs. Through this community partnership Catholic Charities can host the summer camp at no cost to families who participate.

The Respite Summer Camp will be held June 9 and 10, 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day at Mingus Mountain Camp and Retreat in Jerome. Lunch will be included each day for camp attendees. Activities include outdoor play, arts and crafts, water activities, zip line, archery, and more.

To register for this free summer camp contact John Lang at (928) 708-7227 or For more information about MATFORCE visit or the Trauma Lens Care program please visit

MATFORCE is a community organization that educates and raises awareness about substance abuse issues, and advocates for policy change throughout Yavapai County. With over 300 active volunteers, MATFORCE encompasses the belief that stopping drug use before it starts through primary prevention strategies is an essential part of building healthier communities. Programs of MATFORCE include drug prevention education in the schools, the Yavapai Reentry Project, Trauma Lens Care, public awareness and education campaigns, and advocating for policy change at the state and local level. For more information about MATFORCE visit or our family of websites:  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |

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