Children at BayPointe Hospital hear from a community superhero

Not all superheroes wear capes. Children at BayPointe Hospital experienced that first hand when meeting Corporal Joshua Jones of the Mobile Police Department. Jones spoke to participants of BayPointe Hospital’s Spring Break camp.

Throughout the year, BayPointe School host camps including a camp for Mardi Gras, Christmas, Spring and Summer breaks. “We offer camp anytime that the public school system has a large break,” Nicolette Harvey, assistant director of BayPointe Hospital, said. “When children are not in school, they may have more inconsistency in schedules, and it causes them to step back in progress they are making with their school-based therapist. To better that, we hold camps during the year to ensure children are receiving the therapy they need and that they continue with their programs.”

During this year’s Spring Break camp there were themes assigned throughout the week and activities to go with the theme of the day. The camp ended on Friday, April 6, with the theme superheroes. Though everyone is familiar with Superman and Batman, the camp organizers wanted the children to have the opportunity to interact with a real-life superhero.

“We invited Corporal Jones with MPD to come and talk to our children because he truly makes a difference in our community,” Harvey added. “He shared stories of his life as a police officer and what it means to be a real-life superhero.”

Those watching the presentation had lots of questions for Cpl. Jones, and the children who dream of becoming a police officer one day were especially grateful to hear about what it takes to wear the badge.

BayPointe is accredited by The Joint Commission, certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health. It is a division of AltaPointe Health, the most comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral healthcare provider in Alabama.

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