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.
SEE WHAT OUR STAFF AND CAMPERS HAVE TO SAY…
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.