The program is evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and community-based. Campers complete a resilience-building curriculum in the morning with two trained therapists. In the afternoon, they complete art and movement based activities to develop goals for the future and identify barriers and opportunities.
The program is based on a storytelling framework where each day students tell parts of their own story, which they examine and develop as they go. This framework permeates every activity from morning to evening. The daily activities are based on the following five promts: Who am I? Who do I want to be? How do I get there? What challenges will I face along the way? How do I overcome these challenges?.
Art based activities include: Storytelling, Art, Music, Yoga/Dance, Theatre, Technology. Students get to choose three of these to participate in during the afternoon.
Campers are paired with college students who serve as mentors. They play, engage, get to know each other and the other campers, and go through activities together. These mentors teach them about the importance of post-secondary education and in general serve as role models.