Summer Program

darecamplogoThe Plymouth County Drug & Alcohol Resistance Education Summer Program

The Plymouth County Drug & Alcohol Resistance Education, Summer Program is a great opportunity for children entering grades five or six, to make their summer a fun learning experience.

Students spend the week learning skills to resist alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, and violence.  They are surrounded by positive role models who are committed to making the experience as rewarding as possible.


About our program

The summer program is sponsored by the District Attorney´s Office, the Plymouth County Police Chiefs, and the Drug Education / School Resource Officers.  The program, offered free of charge, is a one-of-a-kind experience that blends cultural diversity, education, and fun.

The summer program provides a structured environment that instructs young people on responsibility, leadership, risk identification, decision-making, discipline, awareness, and most importantly, how to say no to drugs and alcohol.

The course framework helps participants to recognize the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and other illegal activities.  By combining outdoor activities with Drug & Alcohol Resistance Education lessons we create a unique environment for children to foster growth and respect under the guidance of peer leaders, Drug Education Officers and School Resource Officers from their own communities.

Program enrollment includes:

  • Morning, afternoon snacks, and daily lunches
  • Summer Program T-shirt
  • Learning opportunities
  • Recreational Activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports and games
  • Graduation Ceremony for participants and family

A special thank you to our donors,  for your participation and continued commitment to our program

  • The Army National Guard
  • The Busy Bee of Whitman
  • The Cathay Center of Weymouth
  • The Community Friends for Human Services, Inc.
  • Coastal Party Rentals
  • Dietz and Watson, Inc.
  • Domino´s Pizza of Hanson
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Edy´s Ice Cream
  • Hanson Fire Department
  • Ivy Hudson
  • Mark Kenny
  • McDonald´s Restaurant of Hanson
  • Moonwalk Enterprise, Inc, of Wareham
  • The Ninety Nine Restaurant
  • Ocean Spray
  • Regal Marketplace
  • Ridder Farm Golf Club
  • Roche Bros. Supermarkets
  • Shaw´s Supermarkets
  • The Plymouth County Sheriff´s Department
  • Whitman Softball Baseball Association