ABOUT US

WHAT IS STRONGER BRAVER?

STRONGER BRAVER is a Life Skills retreat that uses the unique platform of camp to impact attendees. We use nature, fun, and a positive atmosphere to teach practical skills to help manage “REAL LIFE”. Skills on how to manage stress, find a job, make friends, and overall how to be confident in who you are! 

(Read more about our program on the LIFE SKILLS tab)

 

WHAT IS OUR GOAL?

Our goal is to provide a life-changing experience that will inspire youth to support their own mental, emotional, and physical health.  We want to empower our campers to be agents of change and learn the self-care skills needed to become a healthy, happier version of themselves.

 

WHY THE NAME STRONGER BRAVER?

Life can be scary, uncertain, and unfair at times. We want our campers to know that even though life is a crazy roller coaster you can still face it head-on. We want each camper to leave knowing:

 

"You are Stronger than you seem,

BRAVER than you believe,

SMARTER than you think, and

LOVED more than you know"

 

STRONGER BRAVER LOGO MEANING?

Life is HARD and so many outside influences are fighting for our attention (Gold Arrows) However, ultimately it is our choice to decide what we influence we put back into the world (Black Arrows). If we gain the right tools and make the right choices our life can reflect the inner STRENGTH AND BRAVERY we all have on  the inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DID STRONGER BRAVER START? 

STRONGER BRAVER started as a passion project by Dream Mountain. Their vision was to one day run a meaningful program that would give well deserving youth, that may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience camp.

 

In 2017, Camp Director Cheree Munoz applied for a Grant from Mark Twain Hospital to launch this big dream and was Awarded the funds. Since then, STRONGER BRAVER has been growing in momentum as people are excited to jump on board and support in any way they can. We are excited to see what this passion project will turn into and how fast it will grow!

 

IS THIS A RELIGIOUS CAMP?

Although STRONGER BRAVER is hosted at a Christian camp facility, it is not a religious camp. We want to welcome campers from all walks of life and make each person feel accepted.

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?

Thanks to our community partners and generous donors, this camp is completely FREE of charge. We, along with our supporters, believe that finances should not be a barrier to attend camp, so this is our way to give back.

 

 

WHY DO CAMPERS HAVE TO APPLY?

Our number one priority is to offer this camp to those who would not otherwise be able to afford or have the opportunity to attend camp. A stated above, because our camp is completely free, not all campers who apply will be accepted. With only a limited number of spots, we choose campers based on need so we want to hear your story and get to know you a little better and see if you will be a good fit. 

 

 

WHAT AGES ARE ALLOWED?

Right now we are currently taking high school students from Calaveras County. Students going into freshman year or just graduating senior year are still eligible.

ARE CELL PHONES ALLOWED?

In order to take in the full camp experience, we ask campers to leave the cell phones and devices home. We have found that it makes for a more impactful camp experience to take a break from technology while soaking in the fun and nature that surrounds us.

WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS EXPECT FROM CAMP?

The STRONGER BRAVER brand is committed to making each camper feel welcome. We all come from different walks of life; each with our own story. We embrace these differences and learn to grow from each other. Our counselors are fun, supportive, and great listeners! We are not here to point your moral compass but instead help you find your own path for success. We want to to do this in an encouraging and accepting environment where you can be yourself!

WHAT OUR CAMPERS ARE SAYING?

Camper, Age 15:

“Everyone is so nice!  I have never been able to make friends and already on the first day I have made new friends!”

 

Camper, Age 15:

“I really enjoyed getting the chance to get to know myself better and meet new people.”

 

Camper, Age 17:

“STRONGER BRAVER was more accepting and did not “shoot down ideas” like other camps.”

 

Camper, Age 15: 

“STRONGER BRAVER was an amazing camp. It taught me how to deal with my anxiety and told me places where I could find help.”

 

Camper, Age 15: “

It was a fun experience and I made friends that I talk to after camp was over! I also learned ways to de-stress when needed.”

 

Camper, Age 15:

“I really got the chance to open up and be free and just be myself.”

 

Camper, Age 17:

“I loved this camp! You will see me next summer.”

 

Camper, Age 15:

“STRONGER BRAVER taught me that not all people are bad. Some actually do care and don’t just pretend they do.”

 

 

HOW CAN I HELP VOLUNTEER OR FINANCIALLY SUPPORT?

We are always looking for people to come alongside our dream. We need counselors, volunteers, speakers, and financial supporters. If you love our vision and want to jump on board please contact us directly or read our support page!

Our Physical Address

4952 Murphys Camp Road

Murphys, CA 95247

Our Mailing Address

PO BOX 1422

Murphys, CA 95247

Contact Us

(209) 728-3109

E-MAIL: director@dreammountaincc.com

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