We are excited to announce the launch of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development Camp Trainings (click here for detailed information)



The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) and the work of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) originally began with a camp called Hope Connection. The Hope Connection Camp was hosted from the late 1990s until 2013. In 2018, students worked to revive the original Hope Connection into a new model called Hope Connection 2.0. This new model focused on meeting the needs of every member of the adoptive family. With the revival of camp at the KPICD, the demand for camp training increased. The KPICD camp leadership team has created resources, based on their expertise in TBRI and camp implementation, to meet the needs of TBRI Practitioners who want to host their own camps. The KPICD is excited to offer a variety of resources to assist TBRI Practitioners in implementing camps so that we can continue to change the world for children. Individuals must have attended the TBRI® Practitioner Training to attending either camp training.

KPICD Camp Trainings

Trauma-Informed Camp Course is an online, self-guided course that provides an overview of principles and practices for creating a trauma-informed camp. This course is for TBRI Practitioners who are looking to start their own camp or who are looking to take steps to include basic TBRI principles into their camp design. The course includes a series of webinars covering the main areas of camp as well as access to a digital camp manual. The Trauma-Informed Camp Course is now live. Click here to register

TBRI Family Camp Training is a guided, in-person experience that empowers others to create customized camps modeled after The Hope Connection 2.0. This training is ideal for TBRI® Practitioners who currently oversee a camp and are interested in empowering families to create lasting change. With this training, TBRI Practitioners participate in two weekends of the Hope Connection 2.0 as well as live trainings with the KPICD camp team.

 Trauma-Informed Camp CourseTBRI Family Camp Training
FormatSelf-guided, digitalIn-Person
Basic camp guideXX
Sample scheduleXX
Lesson plans for specific activitiesX
TBRI Family Camp logo (listed on KPICD website)X
KPICD consultationX
AvailableApril 2021Date TBD in 2022

See Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development Camp Trainings for more information.

Free Resources:

Sample Schedule

Camp Research

Guide to Camp Basics