Our residential program team loves investing in the lives of children all year round, but summer show off hours of planning and preparation in previous months. We are grateful for all the creative ways they help hurting youth build connections and just have fun.
The summer is filled with numerous programs like the annual canoe trip cruising down the scenic Tuscarawas River in Canal Fulton. You’ll also find residents and staff engrossed in team building on the CCHO ropes course. A gold carabiner is awarded to those who conquer all four sides of the climbing tower.
The cottage-versus-cottage field day is another summer highlight with the fourth annual competition taking place on Wednesday, August 12. Residents compete in eight events including tug of war. The next time you drive onto campus, be sure to notice the large painted rock next to the mature deciduous tree on the main road. This special rock is painted only once a year. It’s given the colors of the summer’s cottage champion and includes handprints and initials of the participants.
“The best part of summer are activities where our residents get to just be kids because these moments help them experience joy in life,” said Louie Difiori, residential program manager.
The fun individual and team activities presented by our program staff create achievement opportunities, instill positive memories and grow client self-esteem. All of these are incredible tools that residents carry with them when they leave CCHO.
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