GRIP Virtual Camps kick off

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Pure Game is happy to have kicked off the GRIP Virtual Summer Camps this week! GRIP, which stands for Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, is sponsored and lead by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with Pure Game.

The live video calls include fun in-home activities, character education lessons, and positive mentoring from Pure Game Field Champion. As it is standard for Pure Game, the goal is to have fun while playing games and learning new character skills. The games are designed to engage the kids in physical activity and fun.

Each activity has been created to teach character education in a way that is fun and interactive. After each live session the children will be assigned challenges to be completed by the following day in their second day of camp. These challenges are aimed to teach children how to implement what is being learned during the call and to help them make positive life choices in the midst of challenging circumstances.

Participants live in various cities in Orange County, including Orange, Buena Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton, and all are facing adversity during this pandemic with their families impacted financially, causing several to struggle engaging with school activities when it moved to distance learning.

Due to the current pandemic, the camps were held virtually, but each participant was delivered a package that included a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) packets, encouragement soccer balls, notebook, crayons, cones, bags, bubbles, gummies and a $25 Jamba Juice gift card, courtesy of Pure Game and donations.

Stay tuned for more Pure Game camps in the near future!

GRIP Camp participants received an "encouragement ball."

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