Day Volunteers - Camp Connect - Camp for Siblings Separated in Foster Care

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ORGANIZATION: ELEVATING CONNECTIONS

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Camp Connect is an overnight summer camp for siblings that are separated in foster care to have uninterrupted time together to bond and be kids. Camp Connect takes place August 3rd-9th at YMCA Camp Shady Brook in Deckers, CO, and includes classic summer camp activities, such as horseback riding, canoeing, archery, swimming, climbing, etc, and our own signature activities such as youth voice activities, a carnival, star gazing, and a dance party.

Day Volunteers are needed on most days to help us set up and help with events, activities, or projects, as well as helping pack up or move luggage. Meals are provided during the day volunteer shift. A camp t-shirt is included as well.

Background check required.

Help make a difference in the lives of young people who need connection & community! Email Crystal Allen with any questions about camp: crystala@elevatingconnections.org

6 Shifts

  • Mon Aug 05, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST - Spots available: 1
    Have breakfast with us and help get campers' stuff to their cabins
  • Tue Aug 06, 2024 - 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM MST - Spots available: 4
    Help set up our carnival and work the booths! Serve snow cones, run a game booth, do some face painting, hand out carnival prizes, help clean after.
  • Wed Aug 07, 2024 - 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM MST - Spots available: 2
    Help decorate for our dance party!
  • Thu Aug 08, 2024 - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM MST - Spots available: 2
    Help our Performing Arts Facilitator and the kids get ready for the Variety show! Interacting with kids, helping put costumes/staging together.
  • Fri Aug 09, 2024 - 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM MST - Spots available: 3
    Help gather and carry camper bags to pick up point, help Camp Connect pack up.
  • Fri Aug 09, 2024 - 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM MST - Spots available: 3
    Help us unload all of our camp gear from a Uhaul at 5280 DTC Blvd, Greenwood Village, 80111 to our storage unit.
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About ELEVATING CONNECTIONS

Location:

5655 S YOSEMITE STREET, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80111, US

Mission Statement

Elevating Connections is dedicated to building sustained positive relationships for current & former youth in foster care-including those experiencing sibling separation-to use their voice & build meaningful community connections. No one ages out of our programming.

Description

Elevating Connections was created in 2015 with the purpose of providing year-round programming for siblings separated in foster care to spend time together, as well as continuing their sibling summer camp, Camp Connect (formerly Camp to Belong Colorado). EC was also created to provide programming and community to youth that are "aging out" of foster care without meaningful, permanent connections, with intention to provide community and outlets for self-expression.
EC has a Sibling Connections program, as well as the Youth Connections program:

  • The Sibling Connections program does twice-monthly arts and recreational events for siblings separated in foster care, both in Denver and Colorado Springs. We also organize a week-long overnight summer camp in August for siblings, where they are able to have uninterrupted time together to bond and be kids. The Sibling Connections program is for siblings ages 5-18.
  • The Youth Connections program is for youth and young adults ages 15+ who have experienced foster care. We have monthly community dinners in the Denver Metro area, and do arts and youth voice programming throughout the year. This includes arts workshops, writing workshops, an annual poetry jam, as well as an annual arts festival. Through this programming, participants are able to express themselves, be in community with other youth, and learn different art modalities.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Mon Aug 05, 2024 - Fri Aug 09, 2024
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

5655 South Yosemite StreetGreenwood Village, CO 80111

(39.61519,-104.8866)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Theater Arts
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-9 hours

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