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Volunteer at Signs of Hope Camp!

August 4 - August 8

$500

Signs of Hope Camp is an overnight summer camp at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for foster children 7-11 years of age. Our faith-based program emphasizes wholesome exercise and the building of positive memories.  Each day will include a host of exciting activities including swimming, ropes courses, bible club activities and much more, with a very low ratio of campers to counselors.  Children will be encouraged at every turn to exhibit good attitudes toward their family and peers while having as much fun as possible!

Join our team and live out Christ’s love by becoming a counselor to foster and adopted children throughout the Bay Area.

What our returning counselors have to say about camp

I can’t wait to see the kids again, some of the kids I have seen throughout the year. I love to do all of the activities and spend my time serving this group. I also think it’s a good exercise for me to take time off work and focus on something else for one week. I love hanging out with other adults and staff, building relationships!

I want to return to camp in order to share in creating a space for kids to experience Christ and enjoy being children. It is a privilege to be part of this amazing team to serve God’s vulnerable and offer the one thing that is permanent and life-giving.

I always knew that I loved service, but Signs of Hope Camp furthered my love for helping others. When I was talking with one of the campers, who was a little blonde girl age nine had just lost her dad. My dad also died when I was nine years old, so I saw myself in her and I was able to give her advice and in a small way it was like giving healing advice to myself from the past. I also was in awe of how strong the kids are. They don’t let their situation define them and don’t wallow in pity but rise up and still laugh and have fun and are just normal kids.

Being in such an environment with coworkers who I considered as family and with children whose innocence I greatly reflected upon allowed me realize how important I am in such a community. I desire to return and grow some more.

I had a great time last year. It was my first year and didn’t know what to expect. I felt the Lord nudging me to volunteer last year and I met a great group of folks. They really care about the kids and their futures. I felt we all made a difference in the kids lives (even if we only saw them for a week).

The two previous years I’ve been a counselor, I learn to remove myself from the center and make it about the children. I try to give them my all. The community with the other counselors is something I also look forward too.

I wish to return to camp because I love children and I want to learn more about how God can reach out and touch these children’s lives. I was a junior counselor at this camp a couple of years ago and I think that I learned a lot through working with the children and other volunteers.

Signs of Hope Camp taught me a lot about gratitude and the power of a positive mindset. I learned I have so many blessings in my life that I take for granted. So many of the kids I worked with have to deal with so much at such a young age, but despite all the challenges and obstacles they have had to face they continue to smile and play to their hearts content. It’s so inspiring to see how even in difficult situations, these kids remain resilient and don’t let anything weigh them down. Sometimes even children can be our greatest teachers.

Signs of Hope Camp 2016

Signs of Hope Camp is an overnight summer camp at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for foster children 7-11 years of age. Our faith-based program emphasizes wholesome exercise and the building of positive memories.  Each day will include a host of exciting activities including swimming, ropes courses, bible club activities and much more, with a very low ratio of campers to counselors.  Children will be encouraged at every turn to exhibit good attitudes toward their family and peers while having as much fun as possible!

It takes an army of volunteers to run this week long camp. With a high camper to counselor ratio, there is a need for 30 full time counselors.

Details

Start:
August 4
End:
August 8
Cost:
$500
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Website:
helponechild.org/sohcvolunteer

Venue

Mission Springs Frontier Ranch
1050 Lockhart Gulch Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066 United States
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Organizer

Help One Child
Phone:
650-917-1210