Summer Camp 2019 Thousand Oaks

July 8 - August 2, 2019

Ages 6-14

Weekly packages starting as low as $367

Our most popular Camp Helping Hands program is our service-learning Summer Camp offered in Thousand Oaks with more locations coming soon! Summer camp is a four-week program that provides fun and educational service-learning opportunities within several different segments of our community: EARTH, PEOPLE, and ANIMALS. Each summer program has an overarching theme, and each week of programming supports that theme and includes service-learning projects, field trips, and presentations. Campers also enjoy arts and crafts, swimming, sports and games, and signing camp songs.

Camp Helping Hands also offers Do Good Days service programs for families, schools, and businesses during the nine months leading up to summer camp season. Both our Do Good Days and Summer Camp programs pave the way for young children to get involved in their community by way of service. Participants not only feel good having taken part in something greater than themselves, but seeing the value of their contribution also fosters a sense of purpose, builds self-confidence, and cultivates an empathy and compassion for the world around them.

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Where Kids Make a Difference

Teaching Children Compassion and Empathy through Service-Learning

Camp Helping Hands teaches children ages 6-14 how they can make a difference in their community and have fun doing it. While campers enjoy numerous recreational activities, its the service-learning projects and field trips that leave participants with a positive and lasting impression by having them work together to help make a difference in their community where it is needed most.

Involving children in their community through service at a young age teaches them how they can make a positive and important difference in themselves, others, their community, and the environment. Camp Helping Hands campers will not only be more likely to serve throughout their lifetime, but they will also learn to appreciate diversity in everything and everyone.


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.

Tyler Kinomoto (Junior Counselor for 3 years)
Tyler KinomotoJunior Counselor for 3 years

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.

Deja Webster (Team Counselor for 5 years)
Deja WebsterTeam Counselor for 5 years

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.

Shawn Jackson (Team Counselor for 4 years)
Shawn JacksonTeam Counselor for 4 years

Camp Helping Hands has showed me that anyone can make a difference, including kids.

Carter Booth (Camper for 5 years)
Carter BoothCamper for 5 years
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Benefits of Service-Learning

Make A Difference in Yourself and Others

Service-learning enhances psychological, social, and emotional intellectual development. There are countless benefits and positive outcomes for all participants involved in the service-learning process.

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In the News

Camp Helping Hands has been featured on CBS, KISSfm, The Sound, and many other notable media outlets

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Become a Do Good Partner

Our Partners Make a Huge Impact

Do Good Partners are local businesses and organizations that help support the Camp Helping Hands mission by serving as promotional partners, program underwriters, and contributors to our summer camp scholarship fund.

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