rookie dads are glad they attended. Another indication of the value that new dads perceive in the program is that nearly one-third returns as a “veteran” after their babies are born to help teach a new class of rookies. The program emphasizes the important role that fathers play in their children’s healthy development, teaches basic child care and child safety techniques and provides a sense of what to expect of newborn babies. Boot Camp is open to all first-time expectant fathers. To serve fathers in the community who most need support, the program partners with a variety of human services agencies, including Catholic Charities, The Conflict Center, Denver and Jefferson County Social Services and Jefferson County Family Court.