Camp Fire is excited to offer the Spring Break Service Trip the week of April 9th -13th, following the Seattle Public School district among others. The trip will feature 4-5 service projects across the region from a variety of cause areas, such as environmental stewardship, youth or senior citizen organizations, animal advocacy, food resources, and more.
Trip Itinerary & Service Projects
Day 1 – April 9th
NW Trek Wildlife Park
On our first stop, we will be headed to NW Trek Wildlife Park, home to woodland creatures like Elk, Moose, and Bison. NW Trek offers tram tours, up close animal encounters, and fun for all ages! Not only are there fun animals to visit, the organization works hard towards conservation efforts. Some of these efforts include saving endangered species, restoring wildlife, and promoting healthy green spaces.
During our service, we will be assisting the park in keeping their grounds healthy and maintained. Some activities may include removing invasive species, replanting, pruning, or general up keep. Following our service, we will have the opportunity to take a ride on NW Trek’s 40 minute tram ride through the park surrounded by wildlife!
Day 2 – April 10th
Thurston County Food Bank
We’ll be making our second stop at the Thurston County Food bank. This food bank serves multiple counties throughout the I-5 corridor providing access to food in underserved communities, schools, and mobile food banks. Teens will help out with a variety of projects throughout the food bank such as food sorting, organizing received donations, or bagging dry goods.
Day 3 – April 11th
Stevens Elementary School
Take a mid-week break with some exciting youth at Stevens Elementary School. Stevens is a K-5 public school serving a diverse population of students. During this service project, teens will have the opportunity to work with youth through a variety of tasks: sit with students while they complete their daily reading assignments, work one-on-one during tutoring time, or assist the school librarian!
Day 4 – April 12th
On Thursday we’ll complete our second to last project with Coastal Harvest. Coastal Harvest provides over 1 million pounds of food throughout coastal counties in Washington State. Through their various partner programs, they are projected to serve over 460,000 this year.
During this project, teens will be helping Coastal Harvest manage their daily warehouse operations. Some activities may include repacking up to 1,400 pounds of frozen vegetables that they receive per day, staging food for delivery, or storing food at the warehouse.
Day 5 – April 13th
Vashon Community Care
We’ll be wrapping up our trip with our final stop at Vashon Community Care, an assisted living facility for seniors. Vashon Community Care offers a variety of services to help maintain the livelihood of their residents that teen volunteers will have the opportunity to engage in. Some activities may include crafts, providing companionship through storytelling and sharing, sitting down for some movie time, or outdoor activities!
Activities, Meals & Accommodations
All activities, food, and sleeping accomodations are included. Camp Fire can accommodate most special diets such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, or allergies. Contact us prior to registering if you have questions or concerns. Accommodations will be indoors and heated, but teens should bring their sleeping bags!
Interested in attending with a friend? Take $25 off BOTH of your registration fees when you register with a friend! Space is extremely limited, so register early!
Please contact Chelsea Bogrow, Community Program Coordinator, at email@example.com with questions.
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