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Volunteer at Signs of Hope Camp!
August 6, 2017 - August 10, 2017
What our returning counselors have to say about camp
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.
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 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.
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).