Teen Mentoring Service Projects
Creating Future Leaders of Tomorrow
You will experience a new culture while immersing yourself in our summer camp activities with your camp buddy and jr. leader. You will have the opportunity to choose your own camp buddy or two while partnering with a jr. leader to actively guide them through the camp curriculum filled with games, crafts, reading time, and more. This allows you to bond with your buddy, mentor a jr. leader, learn all about their lives, and share your experiences with them.
All our children come from extreme poverty stricken situations. Some are homeless, living in cars and tents; some are just getting back on their feet, moving into a home. None of these children would be able to experience this wonderful summer camp without your sponsorship and support.
You will be come "best buds" for the duration of the summer activities which will allow your buddy to gain self-esteem while you experience life-changing moments.
Teens Earn a 200 Hour Volunteer Certificate
Mentoring Completion Course Certificate
Summer Camp for Homeless Keiki (children)
Edu-Camp on the Big Island of Hawai'i
5 nights / 6 days
Adventure's Abound Day Camp
O'ahu Island of Hawai'i
Teens and their camp buddies will be staying in the most beautiful and peaceful retreat style camp. Our cabins are full equipped with all amenities and comforts of 'home' almost. This retreat also features outdoor pavilions great for our cook outs and a huge multipurpose room for movie night.
This camp allows teens to be work more individually with their camp buddies. Teaching them life and social skills to help them succeed in their upcoming school year. This camp features more hands on projects, experiments and educational programs.
During this camp many guests come to share their talents and help make this a very educational program for our keiki.
Teens will have the opportunity to help with meal prep, kitchen crew, activity set up, and helping to teach life skills to the keiki.
Our daily activities will rotate every 90 minutes throughout the day until 4 p.m. Some of our activities include Waterwars, Summer Olympics, Science Day, Play Production, Puppet Making, Star Wars, Princess Night, and so much more.
Evenings are reserved for such activities as flashlight tag, monster movie night and glamour night. Themes change from year to year, from Star Wars, Princess, Superheroes, etc.
While on the island of O'ahu, teens will be able to see first hand the "third world" encampments these precious children live in. They will see the difference they make first hand.
The teens day will be filled with the joy of preparing a healthy lunch for the homeless children and spend the afternoons participating in a variety of activities. Due the extreme unstableness of the homeless on O'ahu, teens experiences will vary. Our agency has started a Teen Outreach to homeless unaccompanied minors, we have adopted a pre-school with 56 homeless families, etc. There is so many ways to be the change these children need!
Teens will also shop for, fill and distribute the school supplies to their camp buddies before their departure.
Teens will be actively working on the graduation ceremony for their camp buddies at the end of camp. Graduation is a very important step in the child's life. They will receive their new backpacks filled with school supplies, new outfit and shoes to start their new year off ready to learn. All their siblings will also receive the same. The graduation ceremony will give the teens the opportunity to show off their new found Hawaiian talents.
Secondary Service Projects inlcude project planning, marketing, fundraising, public awareness and supportive services. These activities will be conducted on both islands and will equal 25 hours
Maui Island Jr. Leaders
The island of Maui is very unique for our homeless children. While teens are participating in this program they will be working with the jr. leaders and helping them to gain their self esteem and help with social skills. This program is designed to help the middle school aged campers be prepared to not just "survive" middle school, but to thrive. To learn social skills to form friendships, to learn skills to participate in school based sports or activities. The teens will gain a their own inner self leadership skills while working one on one with the youth.
While on tour teens will explore the islands, surf, hike waterfalls, enjoy beach days, zip lining, learning cultural skills including helping the homeless to be more self sufficient by making fish boxes, learning to fish, and canning foods.
Due to COVID, 2021 will consists of BOYS ONLY! This is going to make a huge impact in the lives of all involved in this program. Bonding relationships will form with the unique male bonding experiences in full force! Self esteem will soar and lives will change.