Camp HOPE America-FSC is the first camp of its kind offered to youth who have witnessed and been impacted by domestic violence in their home. Youth come to camp for a week of fun alongside with our evidence based curriculum which give them beliefs in themselves, belief in others, and belief in their dreams. We are affiliated with Camp HOPE America-San Diego. As a Camp HOPE Volunteer Mentor, you will serve as a mentor at our summer camp as a teammate of Camp Takatoka resident camp counselors. In addition we offer monthly events for our campers and families. Participation in those events are highly desired as we continue to provide pathways to HOPE for our campers and families.
-Attend one week of camp
-Act as a positive role model for Camp HOPE youth and promote a safe and encouraging enviornment for all campers.
-Demonstrate willingness and ability to work with trauma-impacted youth.
-Be involved in all daily camp activities. This includes leasing nightly discussions using our evidence based curriculum.
-Work together with partner counselor from Camp Takatoka-YMCA and other partnering camps, if applicable.
- Agree and abide by all YMCA Camp Takatoka rules and policies.
-Attend all camp trainings provided by the Family Safety Center.
-Participate in End of Summer Reunion and in as many monthly activities hosted by Family Safety Center.
Legal Issues, Ethics, Standards, Supervision and Continuing Education
-Adhere to all professional, legal and ethical standards.
-Seek supervisory consultation and take appropriate action when ethical and legal dilemmas emerge.
-Monitor personal issues and problems to insure they do not impact the therapy process adversely or create vulnerability for misconduct.
-High School Education
- Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public;ability to establish effective working relationships with supervisor, employees, collaborative team members, onsite and offsite partners and general public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.
-Flexibility and problem solving skills experience.
- Mentor must be at least entering Senior year of High School and no Older than 24 years old.
- Child Development
- Outdoor Recreation
- Youth Services
- Social Work
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Week of camp (June 3-9), training, monthly events