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Volunteer at Camp!
August 4 - August 8
Signs of Hope Camp is an overnight summer camp at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for foster and adopted children 7-12 years of age. Wether you volunteer for the week, or just a couple hours, you will be instrumental in making this the best week of summer! Join our team and live out Christ’s love by becoming a counselor to foster and adopted children throughout the Bay Area.
Touch the lives of local foster and adopted youth through fun activities, bible study, and more! Our camp provides an opportunity for community among children with similar challenges surrounding family structure and adverse experiences.
We’ll prepare your mind, heart and hands so that your
soul is fed while you serve the needs of others.
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!
Signs of Hope Camp 2016
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).
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.
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.