By Tim Leeds
The 11th Annual HELP Camp is scheduled for July 24-26.
The camp, offered by the Havre Encourages Long-range Prevention Committee, is designed to provide students with a foundation to help them deal with temptations and problems in adolescent life including drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other life situations.
Activities at the camp will include interactive learning, hands-on problem solving, role-playing real-life scenarios, brainstorming solutions to local issues, community service, swimming and a dance. Workshops at the camp will include "Laws as They Relate to Minors," "Community Service," "Addictions" and "Puzzled About Peer Pressure?" Other youth related topics will also be covered.
The camp is open to all Hi-Line students who will be entering the sixth- through eighth-grades. It is staffed by adult volunteers and student volunteers who have graduated from past HELP camps.
The camp is designed to help students learn and practice life skills that will help deal with issues that can confuse, tempt or lead to potentially dangerous situations, while having fun and making new friends. Students are taught what they can do to "make a difference," and camp reunions are held to reinforce skills taught.
The 2000 camp will feature new activities, workshops and general sessions. Interested students entering the seventh- or eighth-grade who have attended in the past are encouraged to attend this year's camp.
The camp is limited to 75 participants. It will be held on the Montana State University-Northern campus, with students housed in the residence halls. The fee is $35 for applications received before July 12, and $40 for applications received after July 12. The fee covers housing, meals, camp manual and t-shirts. Please include payment with the application form unless other arrangements are made. Call 265-6206 for applications.