Teens, join us for a week of adventure and service in Washington State and attend the Spring Break Service Road Trips! Check out the awesome organizations that we will be serving on our trip and some of the fun destinations along the way. By participating in this trip you will earn at least 24 hours of community service. This year’s trip is open to grades 9-12 over the week of April 10-14, 2017.
Trip Itinerary & Service Projects
Day 1 – April 10
Depart from our West Seattle office for our first service stop in Tacoma, WA. After the project, we will continue on to our first night’s accommodations at Dosewallips State Park where we will stay in cabins to protect us from unpredictable spring weather – never fear, no tents here!
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Our service project series will kickoff at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. TRM serves homeless and hurting people in Tacoma and Pierce County. Camp Fire teens will spend their time providing volunteer service to help prep meals as well as serve those meals during the lunch hour.
Day 2 – April 11
Wake up and cook a leisurely breakfast before taking some time to explore Dosewallips State Park, featuring beautiful forest and acres of adventure. We will pack up the van, but stay onsite to provide service to the state park! Afterwards we will hit the road and head to our second lodging destination, Twin Harbors State Park.
Dosewallips State Park
Dosewallips State Park is a 1011 acre, year-round camping park with 5 miles of shoreline on Hood Canal and the Dosewallips River. The park is unique in that it offers both freshwater and saltwater activities. All camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, rustic settings.
We will spend our day with park rangers cleaning up campsites. This project involves removing invasive blackberry, raking out sites, picking up large limbs and general campsite spruce up. We will be in the beautiful park, experiencing amazing nature.
Day 3 – April 12
Wake up, eat breakfast and pack up before heading to our next service project in Aberdeen, WA. Afterwards, we will head back to Dosewallips State Park for a fun evening for exploring and reflection.
Stevens Elementary School
Stevens Elementary, home of the Huskies, is part of the Aberdeen School District. Teens will spend a full day in the school volunteering in various classrooms. We may find ourselves listening to students read, working on school maintenance projects as well as making new and engaging bulletin boards.
Day 4 – April 13
Wake up for an early start back up north for our next day service project. After we wrap up our project, we’ll load up for a drive to Camp Sealth on Vashon Island, WA where we’ll treat ourselves to a special dinner in town before spending our last evening together. Activities might include a campfire, movie night, board game extravaganza and more!
Capitol Land Trust works in southwest Washington to conserve the animals and natural habitats through the support of the community. Teens will work on a special project to help remove invasive species and learn about the environment that they are helping to protect.
Day 5 – April 14
Spend the day volunteering in the Vashon community before heading back to Seattle for pick-up at our West Seattle office.
The Vashon Maury Food Bank offers a plethora of services to Vashon Island residents including grocery delivery, weekly grocery distribution, food planning education and summer picnics in the park.
Camp Fire teens will spend their time in the food bank garden and will be helping get the garden ready for Spring! We will be cleaning garden beds, planting seeds and even quite possibly helping to tear down a dilapidated garden shed!
Check out our event page to learn more about this awesome trip and register now as space is extremely limited!
Please contact Carson Cross, Community Program Coordinator, at (206) 826-8919 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.