Our most popular Camp Helping Hands program is our four-week service-learning summer camp now offered in two locations: Northridge and Thousand Oaks. Summer Camp embodies a holistic approach with one week dedicated to each of the following segments of our community: EARTH, PEOPLE, ANIMALS, and then we tie it all together for our last week as we investigate our COMMUNITY as a whole. Each summer, a new cohesive theme is explored as campers take part in two service field trips per week tied directly into the cohesive theme and each week’s area of emphasis.
Camp Helping Hands also offers service programs for families, schools and businesses during the nine months leading up to summer camp season. Every CHH program leaves a positive and lasting impression. Not only do participants feel good having taken part in something greater than themselves, but they often wish to do more throughout their lifetime. Seeing the value of their contribution fosters a sense of purpose, builds self-confidence, and cultivates an empathy and compassion for the world around them.
Camp Helping Hands is an amazing service learning camp! As a junior counselor, I learned valuable leadership skills, the responsibility of supervising campers, and a variety of fun and easy ways to help out the community.
As a counselor, I’ve gained invaluable skills as well as relationships. CHH encourages kids to care about the community, the environment, and, most importantly, one another. My experience with CHH is a testament to the positive, universal impact Camp Helping Hands has on your development no matter the age.
Working with Camp Helping Hands was the highlight of my summers. The experience helped me realize that I loved working with kids, and it gave me the confidence to become a teacher and coach.
Camp Helping Hands has showed me that anyone can make a difference, including kids.