Camp Fire is excited to offer the Spring Break Service Trip the week of April 8-12, following the Seattle Public School district among others. The trip will feature 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
Everett Community Parks – April 8th
Our participants will be beautifying Century Park in Everett. We will be pulling weeds, adding mulch, and much more. This park is located in the middle of a neighborhood and will be a great way to help out the hundreds of people living a few blocks away.
Bellingham Garden Project – April 9th
The Garden Project supports 65 low income households with everything they need to be successful at organic home gardening. It is a comprehensive program centered on empowerment, education, and community connection.
Our participants will be prepping two garden plots behind assisted living buildings! We will be tasked with adding mulch, wood child, and compost, removing straw mulch, weeding, and much more. This is a great opportunity to get out hands dirty and help set others up for success!
Garage of Blessings – April 10th
Garage of Blessings, is a place where anyone and everyone are welcome. Everything given to the Garage goes back out to those in need. Shoppers range from homeless individuals, to single mothers & fathers, those seeking to start over after escaping abuse, and many more. Garage of Blessings currently serves over 3500 individuals and takes in an estimated 700 individual loads of donations each month (adding up to thousands of bags/boxes).
We will be spending the day making sure that Garage of Blessing is clean and ready for the spring time. This will include cleaning and organizing their upstairs community room where many meet for mentoring events, organizing available products, and making sure the outside is looking clean and welcoming to those coming in.
Hope Creek Charitable Foundation – April 11th
Hope Creek Charitable Foundation has a variety of projects to help their community. They vary from the Mill Creek Community Food Bank, organizing activity programs for Senior Centers, maintaining a community garden, and the Backpacks of Hope program that provides weekend meals to children and their families every week of the school year, as well as “Tail Gate” events that feed hundreds of people.
Our mission will be in the food bank as secret shoppers. Many in the community cannot make it into to the food bank for one reason or another, which is where we come in. Our job will be to go around the food bank and collect the items they have requested, re-stock shelves, and help those in the store.
Vashon Community Care – April 12th
We will 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.
We will be interacting with the seniors through activities that 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 accommodations 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 inside heated yurts at Washington State Parks, but teens should bring their sleeping bags!
Please contact Alex Kirschner, Community Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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