SERVICE CORPS 

2 Weeks, Coed, Rising 12th Grader

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Camp Carson Service Corps Program is a leadership experience designed to help young people gain leadership skills through experiential service learning, leadership sessions, and trainings during their two-week stay. They form a tight knit group as they work together to accomplish daily activities.

 

Our hope is that Service Corps members leave with a desire to continue their service to others. The program is designed to instill our “kids and guests first” philosophy which makes Camp a place where all children, staff, and guests are Accepted for who they are, Challenged to stretch their comfort zones, and Empowered to make a difference in the world. 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Fill out the Service Corps Program Application.          2022 Application will be posted in January, 2022

  2. Return to Ryan Meeks at rmeeks@ymcacampcarson.org

  3. The Camp Carson team will review your application and schedule an interview.

  4. Selection is dependent on interview, availability, openings, and needs within the program.

“Service Corps was by far the highlight of my summer, as well as an experience I will cherish forever and never forget.”

-Meagan

SERVICE CORPS RESPONSIBILITIES

The Service Corps volunteers assist with and lead a variety of activities throughout the camp that are essential to our success in providing quality experiences for our campers. This includes developing camper skills in an activity area, washing dishes, working in canteen, and mentoring campers in a cabin setting. These experiences are used to develop the leadership skills that will be beneficial in future summers at camp and other life endeavors.

“I would 100% do this again because it is fun, amazing, and overall just a great experience.  Take it for all it’s worth.”

-Taylor

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CAMP ACTIVITIES

Service Corps members have time for classic camp fun and time with campers. They engage with campers at activity areas, as they are assigned an activity area to work during morning blocks. In the afternoons, they may help with cabin activities, work in canteen, or shadow a staff member on waterfront rotation. They participate in all evening programs, including opening and closing campfires, and  hootenanny.  They have opportunities to assist with planning and implementation of camp-wide programming. They are also engaged in staff meetings on Friday evenings. 

2022 SESSIONS

Session 1:   June 5 - 17
Session 2:   June 19 – July 1
Session 3:   July 3 - 15
Session 4:   July 17 – 29

*Service Corps members only participate in one session.

SERVICE CORPS ORIENTATION WEEKEND

Service Corps members attend a Service Corps Program Orientation in the Spring. This weekend includes a stayover at Camp Carson and a volunteer event. This weekend prepares Service Corps members for their summer stay at camp.

“There are moments that you see or get to be a part of, and these moments make it all worth it.  Whether that be comforting a child, laughing with SCP members, laughing at skits, or enjoying the beauty of Camp Carson.  I urge you to push through, and become better, stronger, and learn more about yourself – I know I did.”

-Pilar, Service Corps 2021