Camp K would like to thank KSL, Select Health, and all of the volunteers who joined us on June 18, for the Utah Gives BackEvent. Volunteers helped Camp K with a variety of projects, including weeding/landscaping, spreading mulch on trails, and assisting campers with activities.
KSL’s Doug Wright Show was broadcast live during this event. Listen to the individual interviews:
Or, listen to the all of the audio which relates to Camp K:
We had more than 50 of our participants in attendance, along with our staff, and many volunteers. Santa came, and gave everyone a gift. Our participants had a wonderful time!
The David Eccles School of Business sponsored 2 service days for Camp K.
The students in the MBA program have been coming to Camp K for many years for an annual service project. They work together in teams, and fully manage projects here at Camp K. This provides them with practical experience while they learn valuable team building and project management skills. This partnership benefits Camp K, the students, the U of U, and the community as a whole. This year they helped us spruce up our property by weeding, tilling the sand in the picnic area, stacking firewood, cleaning moss from the pond, among other activities.
The MSIS program joined us for their first Camp K day of service. They completed projects including cleaning up trails, mowing, painting, and other activities. We are excited for the new partnership with this MSIS program, and will be working with them on upcoming projects.
We appreciate the student’s dedication and hard work – and look forward to welcoming them back in the future.
Nine short weeks ago, Camp K welcomed our 17th National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) AmeriCorps team – Silver 6. These 8 volunteers underwent two weeks of training (including SOAR, equestrian and ropes course/climbing training), and then served as our valued counselors and staff during the months of June and July.
Over the six-and-a-half weeks of camps, these amazing people staffed our Residential Camps, our Summer Day Camps, and our Travel Trips Camps, in addition to helping us with our fundraisers and Camp K events
Anna (Team Leader) said that coming to Camp K was the perfect capstone for their 10 month tour. “At it’s heart, AmeriCorps looks to develop young leaders, and we were thrust into leadership roles that really challenged us and changed us for the better.” Kevin described their time by saying, “With AmeriCorps, and Camp K,we really had to step out of our comfort zones and see what is out in the world — we weren’t in a bubble with a project — we were with real people and we could see how we made a real difference, a real impact, in people’s lives each day.”
Among the AmeriCorps team’s memorable experiences, Ben said he was moved by a mother who was crying at how happy her son was, after a week at Camp K. Courtney, another AmeriCorps team member, said she really was surprised at how much she grew as a person and how much she learned from our campers and her fellow counselors — She, along with two other AmeriCorps team members can’t wait to come back to Camp K, after their AmeriCorps debriefing, as summer camp counselors and staff — at Camp K! We’ll see Courtney, Kevin, and Trevor again soon!!
About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps engages over 80,000 Americans, annually, in service projects for schools, public agencies, community and faith-based groups, and nonprofits. Since 1994, close to 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service across America. For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit: www.NationalService.gov.