Caregivers and Kids Weekend


Caregivers and Kids Weekend (CKW) began in 2012 when the Founding Director of Camp HOPE America, Karianne Johansen, took San Diego and Imperial County campers and their caregivers on a fun-filled weekend at Camp Marston in Julian, California. CKW provides Camp HOPE America – California campers and their caregivers with the opportunity to bond over a “mini-camp” experience together. Over the past few years, over 100 San Diego and Imperial families have attended a weekend of camp at Pine Valley Bible Conference Center in Pine Valley, California. CKW is the highlight of the year for so many of our parents, guardians, caregivers, adult staff, counselors, and campers!

Caregivers and Kids Weekend includes a variety of outdoor activities such as archery, horse shoes, gaga ball, basketball, inflatable obstacle courses, disk golf, and kickball. The weekend also includes workshops for caregivers on trauma-informed parenting, the exchange of Character Trait Awards between caregivers and their children, a campfire filled with s’mores, and a campfire talk by Camp HOPE America founder Casey Gwinn.

It’s our vision to see every Camp HOPE America program across the country start a CKW!