This year, Camp K welcomed our 18th National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) AmeriCorps Team. This amazing team of 10 was a valuable part of our Summer Camp Staff during the months of June and July.
We are grateful for the service that they provided for our campers this year. We also appreciate the unique perspective that they bring to Camp K, as part of their year of service.
Amanda, the team’s leader, told us that “Camp K genuinely serves as a place of growth, not only for the campers, but for every person who serves there. Our experience serving as AmeriCorps members there was no different. We laughed, we supported, we cried when the campers left at the end of the week, and we grew. What more could we ask for in a service project?”
Other members of the team also spoke of their experiences here. Parker said, “Camp K is a place where campers with varying abilities can be themselves and not feel different. That’s why my favorite part of every week was the talent show, where campers were encouraged to express themselves in front of a caring audience. It was great to see them so happy.” Christina especially liked working with the campers, and said, “My experiences and adventures while serving with Camp K were meaningful and worthwhile.”
Larry plans to return to Camp K. He said that Camp K was the best part of his AmeriCorps experience, and that it was “the perfect way to end an all around great year.”
About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, community and faith-based groups. Since 1994, nearly 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America. For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit: www.NationalService.gov.