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ORGANIZATION: JILLS HOUSE ROCKY TOP

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Jill's House Rocky Top

Weekend Adventures are exciting weekends away at camp for kids (ages 6 to 17) with intellectual disabilities. As a volunteer, you will be a kid’s assigned "buddy" for a whole weekend of fun and engaging activities! There are always staff around who are trained to handle any medical or behavioral changes, so you and your team can simply focus on having fun with your campers as they enjoy activities such as horseback riding, archery, rope swings, hayrides, s’mores, campfires, zip lines... and so much more!

And while you and your buddy are having an awesome weekend, their families are given critical time to rest and recharge. This is truly a gift you are giving to the parents and will empower them in their lives and relationships.

We welcome groups or individuals, ages 16 and older and provide all the training you’ll need! Our staff are with you every step of the way, so no special needs experience is required. All you need is a heart to serve these wonderful kids!

Put simply-we focus on the details so that you can focus on the campers!

Contact kentral.moore@jillshouse.org if interested. Proof of vaccination are required.

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About JILLS HOUSE ROCKY TOP

Location:

3088 Smith Springs Rd, Antioch, TN 37013, US

Mission Statement

Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care. https://youtu.be/YYiXgsZS6As

Description

Jill’s House Weekend Adventures (JHWA) has come to the Nashville area to bring Jill’s House Rocky Top. JHWA is a three-day camp experience for children with intellectual disabilities, where they get to enjoy an incredible weekend just for them, while their families receive some much-needed respite.

At Weekend Adventures, special children (ages 6-17) create memories and friendships through activities like hayrides, hikes, crafts, games, talent shows, ropes courses, swimming and more. At the same time, they are surrounded by caring and committed onsite medical personnel, child care specialists, staff, and one-on-one buddies that ensure every detail is managed and every unique need is met so parents can enjoy a worry-free break. Meals, accommodations, activities, and full-time care are all included, making this all-inclusive weekend a stress-relieving time for everyone.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Faith-Based
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Fri Aug 19, 2022 - Sun Aug 21, 2022
05:00 PM - 01:30 PM

WHERE

3088 Smith Springs RdANTIOCHANTIOCH, TN 37013

(36.08638,-86.59686)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Friday from 5:00 pm- Sunday 1:30 pm, Meals and lodging provided.
  • Must complete required paperwork, provide proof of vaccination, and participate in training provided by Jill's House staff

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