We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Prepared Mommy Camp which will be held June 20-24th at the Athens Area Friends Meeting House in Chauncey, Ohio. For the 4th year, the Birth Circle will help teen and young moms-to-be become confident and prepared for parenthood. The five-day camp is free thanks to generous support from the community as well as funding from the Athens Foundation. Participation includes lunch, essential baby items, transportation and childcare each day.
The intention of Prepared Mommy Camp is to share positive parenting skills and foster self-confidence, as well as help young moms build a long-term support network with each other and with more experienced parents in the community. Each day of Prepared Mommy Camp focuses on a particular topic: healthy pregnancy and relationships, birth and infant care, positive parenting, and planning for the future. Along with discussion of these topics, there are hands-on activities facilitated by former teen moms and time for the young women to ask questions, discuss the topics and get to know each other.
To enhance the knowledge each mother takes away from the camp, we provide materials for her to take home at the end of the week-long experience.