Get on the bus with Camp Helping Hands School Days!

Camp Helping Hands School Days packages are designed to get teachers out of the classroom for a hands-on service trip which will leave a positive and lasting impression. We have found one of the best ways to teach compassion and empathy is through experience, observation, and service in the community. With over 10 summers of camp programs and hundreds of service field trips experienced, we know it works! We invite you to experience a day on the bus with Camp Helping Hands as you step outside of your classroom for some serious fun and fulfillment that only a full day of service with our crew and community partners can deliver.

Fees include transportation, planning, admission and cash donations to partners. Pre-and-post-lessons also provided. Trips and lessons tailored to connect to any core subject area and standards.

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See Example Service Trips Below

Example: Food and Shelter Insecurity Trip

Students will go to the Community Roots Garden (CRG) in Oxnard where they will learn about community gardening and how CRG supports underserved residents as they help seed, harvest, and tend to other task items needed in the garden that day. Once the bountiful harvest has been prepared for delivery, students will again board the bus and head over to the Ventura County Rescue Mission for harvest drop off and a facility tour. At the Rescue Mission, students will not only tour the kitchen and learn how their garden harvest will be prepared into meals to feed over 500 families, but they will also see firsthand everything the Rescue Mission does to help residents transition back into the workforce. Depending on the age of the students, an opportunity to help in the kitchen may be made possible.

Example: Inclusion Trip

CHH will partner your students up with Born to Act Players, an improvisational theater group in North Hollywood for youth ages 13 through 25 with Down Syndrome, to give you an improvisational theater experience of a lifetime. With an emphasis on inclusion, acceptance, and celebrating human diversity, students will work together with the Born to Act Players theater troop for a day of improv and movement.

Rates:

$40 per person; teacher and one chaperone per 10 students are included free.

Program Duration:

Varies from 4 to 6 hours

Lunch and Snack:

Please bring a sack lunch and lots of water

Snacks provided