Road DAWG Camp Activities & Goals
All activities during the week help participants understand the risk of
problem situations, identify consequences of high risk behavior, identify
community help resources, and develop action plans for the school
All of the participating agencies work together to achieve Road DAWG goals. These goals include:
- Educate and increase positive decision-making skills to resist: gang involvement, the use of violence for problem solving, and experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- Provide youth with constructive alternatives to just “hanging out.”
- Promote career exploration.
- Introduce youth to programs and services offered in their community.
- Expose youth to recreational activities.
- Help youth build a stronger bond with their school and community.
Each day of the camp has a different focus. By the end of camp participants will be able to:
- Define risk.
- Identify two positive risk-taking situations.
- Identify two negative risk-taking situations.
- Define what is meant by “consequences.”
- Identify one possible consequence of engaging in the following: substance use, bullying, fighting, and gangs.
- Identify one person they could ask for help in their family, school and community.
- Identify two places they could go to for help in their neighborhood.
- Identify two new activities they would like to participate in during the school year.