Restoration Centre’s like Camp Joy and others, is a much needed necessity today as communities are battling the scourge of substance abuse. It focuses on rehabilitation and restoration as a guideline to quality of life, healthy living, and re-integration.
Rehabilitation, to combat drug addiction and to rid communities on all echelons of society of violence, and gangsterism.
Camp Joy is a project of the First Community Resource Centre and is not funded at the moment by any government department or institution. It is financially supported by the Pentecostal Protestant Church in Hanover Park.
The Camp Joy project started way back on 03rd August 2009 when the First Community Resource Centre applied to utilize the place. The WP Baptist Church then sub-leased the site to the FCRC and they are therefore considered as a partner in restoring young lives
Part of the application letter in 2009
Our aim is to establish a resource centre to facilitate drug, HIV/AIDS and TB counselling as well as running Support Group Programmes for substance abusers. We also offer skills development for youth in the following fields:
food security gardens
This facility would act as a halfway house for individuals on our programme who find themselves without shelter. They would then be able to stay for a maximum of 3 months before being reintegrated back into society. On average we have about 80 – 100 youth that go through our programme, quarterly.
Camp Joy situated in Strandfontein at number 2 Camp Drive on the beachfront. It is easily accessible from the city center and its surrounding areas in and around Cape Town.
The restoration centre can comfortably accommodate about 50 inpatients at a time. It has a filly fitted kitchen, two dormitories and five living containers.
The hall area is assigned for eating, classes as well as recreation, devotions and any other use during the rainy season.
We have further felt the need to extend our in-house restoration program to include a proper in-house skills development centre.
The following skills programs form part of our six-week restoration program:
Screen Printing skills training Beading
Hair dressing Aluminium Window Making
Building and Construction training
We found that some participants needs more time for a successful and complete recovery and to be properly re-integrated with their families. Others don’t have anywhere to go upon completion of their program.
We want to make the changes more permanent by assisting them with job opportunities.
The containers provided us more time to enhance their skills, make them job ready and self-sustainable.
They are assisted with CV’s, ID documents and job seeking. We have decided on a maximum of 3 months stay in the containers to give others the same opportunity.
Camp Joy Skills Development Centre Photo’s
1. Introduction of facilitators CE Structure presentation and delegate’s action spell name with body.
2. Hygiene and health. Three days to deal with withdrawals.
3. Can we follow instructions? Refer to read and do test.
4. Structure of how to access fallen youths. Refer to vicious cycle of destruction presentation.
5. Choices and consequences presentation
6. Importance of support groups presentation.
7. Group session on where you think the children and youths is disappearing.
8. Groups put their answers on flip chart and present.
9. What opportunities is there in the community groups discuss and share ideas
10. Introduction of Devotion
1. Recap of previous week then play head games video to underline how the brain works
2. Shout your name with an action
3. Mathematics of life (attitude) write your own name
4. Impossible slide (snail)
5. Tik/heroine com position & discussion and presentation (refer to Kemojo manual pg. 54/tik presentation
6. HIV ice breaker
7. HIV presentation & discussion
8. Can we make a link between HIV and substance open discussion?
9. Perceptions and stigmatization what do you see presentation. What is possible to see via paradigm shifts (refer to paradigm shifts presentation)
10. Monkey presentation norms and standards, open discussion of stigma where does it come from and who promotes it make note and put together on flip chart
11. Physical training daily (refer to Kemojo manual pg.17)
1. Goal setting presentation
2. Goal settings. Refer to Kemojo manual pg.2 to 8
3. Tiny frog’s motivation
4. Practical demonstration of goal setting.
1. Recap of previous week.
2. Communication presentation
3. Break into smaller groups and prepare small play of ten minutes. Use twenty minutes to prepare and display some communication skills.
4. Parent support group dynamics presentation.
5. Open discussion on what you think can parents do to help. Write points on flipchart.
6. Anger management presentation.
7. Danger of weapons. Demonstrated by paint balling.
8. Open discussion. Topic: Is it important for restoration programs to have structure or should it being more open.
1. Recap of previous week.
2. Draw a picture of yourself on a paper but place paper on your head how do you look now .Know who you are motivation identity presentation.
3. So you think you are ready for society?
4. Anthropology presentation. The study of a man. Body, soul and spirit.
5. Break into six groups each group gets a case study and must role-play from beginning to end how they will assist.
6. How to build yourself a personal bank account. Refer to personal bank account presentation.
7. Relapse triggers
8. Metamorphosis of the man.
1. Recap of previous week
2. Circle of support group game.
3. The importance of when to make a big decision.
5. Preparations for presentation of graduation concert
6. When a candidate is two weeks in the program he/she get an opportunity to go home for a weekend. This is to test the client and to make him/her aware of his/her weakness.
7. Every client gets a 3 day grace period. This is when the client deals with withdrawals.
8. After the grace period it is required of the client to work for 4 hours daily. Painting, building, tiling, screen printing and graphic designing beading and gardening is the work that is done.
9. Every Saturday a motivational movie is played then it’s required of the client to write an essay about his/her understanding of the movie.
10. Every morning and at night devotions is held. This is when the client gets the opportunity to share with the group.
JOB READINESS WORKSHOP- YOUTH PROGRAMME
DAY 1 SUBJECT – CV/WRITING – CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
DAY 2 SUBJECTS – PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW
DAY 3 SUBJECT-SELF-AWARENESS/FEAR OF SUCCESS
DAY 4 SUBJECT – PRESENTING A POSITIVE IMAGE
DAY 5 SUBJECTS – COMMUNICATION SKILLS
DAY 6 SUBJECTS – IMPROVING POSITIVE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR
DAY 7 SUBJECT – FOUNDATIONS OF A CHARACTER/BEING A TEAM PLAYER
DAY 8 SUBJECT – INTEREST, SKILLS AND WORK VALUES
DAY 9 SUBJECT – GETTING READY TO START A NEW
DAY 10 SUBJECT – PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR UNDER PRESSURE
DAY 11 SUBJECT – UNDERSTANDING YOUR EMPLOYER
DAY 12 SUBJECT – THE WORKPLACE
DAY 13 SUBJECT – DEVELOPING GOOD WORK ETHICS/VALUES
DAY 14 SUBJECTS: – DECISION MAKING
DAY 15 SUBJECTS – CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM SOLVING
DAY 16 SUBJECTS:-INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPENEURSHIP
DAY 17 SUBJECTS: – BODY AWARENESS
Account Name Camp Joy
Branch Code 421109
Account Number 9 276 561 756
Account Type Savings
Account Name First Community Resource Centre
Branch Code 421109
Account Number 405 662 6816
Account Type Cheque