Youth who actively engage in community service and take on leadership roles at school and in their communities make a real difference and contribute to a better world. During this one-week experience, students will participate in community service projects that can help fulfill graduation requirements as well as provide a great way to boost your college application. You will also learn how to build leadership skills, define your personal goals, and develop the tools necessary to achieve your goals. Start thinking about your future and what lies ahead after graduation.
This camp is appropriate for rising 9th graders through rising 12th graders.
Below is the Summer Service Experience Schedule for Summer 2019:
Monday July 15: Inter-Faith Housing Alliance - We will be cleaning an empty apartment to ready it for new residents and cleaning cots so that they are ready for the emergency overnight shelter. The students learn about homelessness in Montgomery County and what IFHA does to help those in need of housing.
Tuesday July 16: Mitzvah Circle - We will be sorting donations and putting together boxes of essentials for distribution to families in need. The students will learn about the struggles of families in crisis, who have had difficulty finding services and how Mitvah Circle helps those people. (Must leave the Ambler campus promptly at 8:50 a.m.)
Wednesday July 17: On-Campus - A representative of One House at a Time (OHAAT) will be informing the youth about their organization and their Beds for Kids program. We will be making no-sew blankets and no-sew pillows which will be given to children who receive a bed through the OHAAT program. We will also be putting together "parent packs" which include some essentials for parents who's children are recipients of beds.
Thursday July 18: Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard - We will be sorting can/non-perishable donations for distribution to members of the local Ambler Community Cupboard. The students learn about the cupboard and will tour the sorting area and distribution center.
Friday July 19: Kitty Kottage - We will be cleaning and organizing the spaces the rescue kittens and cats are kept. The students will learn about Kitten Kottage, a no kill, no cage, shelter. The students will have an opportunity to interact with the cats and kittens during their volunteer time. (Must leave Ambler campus promptly at 8:50 a.m.)
Each organization will provide an overview of their mission, and brief tour of their facility. Campers will be transported by Temple van to and from the service experience locations. A camp counselor and the camp instructor will be traveling with the campers to and from the service experience locations.
Parents, remember when you register your child for camp, you must create an account for your child. After selecting your camps and adding them to the shopping cart, when you click on "check-out" you must create an account for each child you wish to register for camp. If you have any questions, please call our office at 267-468-8500.