Camp Make a Difference 2013
Grades 6-9 • Youth & Teen Center Oakland Mills Village Center •
Extended Care: Youth & Teen Center
CA Resident $255; Non-Resident $270
4 separate one-week sessions
July 8-12 • July 15-19 • July 22-26 • July 29-Aug 2
For the camp that has it all, look no further! Our camp is a unique combination of recreational and volunteer experiences designed to give every child an opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and feel good about what they’re doing in the summertime.
Each week, campers will participate in a minimum of four community service projects while also learning about volunteer opportunities for teens in Howard County. Camp Make a Difference has volunteered at Grassroots, the Howard County Conservancy, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Ellicott City Senior Center Plus, the Howard County Food Bank, and more.
But we don't forget about the fun - campers swim twice per session, play games, and enjoy a Friday Field Trip. Field Trip locations may include Six Flags America, Cameron Run Water Park, Sandy Point State Park, Dave and Busters, North Beach, and more. Hope to see you this summer for friends, fun, and feel good service!What to Bring: In addition to a non-perishable lunch and snack, campers need to bring a swimsuit and towel daily.
THANK YOU to all of the campers, partners and staff who made Camp Make a Difference 2012 such a success!
Special thanks to this year's nonprofit partners who so graciously hosted our campers for projects:
Grassroots Crisis Intervention, Howard County Conservancy, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, and the Howard County Office on Aging.
Stay tuned for information about Camp Make a Difference 2013.
You can also check the Columbia Association Camps website.
Previous Years of Camp Make a Difference
Campers (grades 6-9) typically start the week by learning about volunteering, then visit four or five different agencies addressing social issues including poverty, animal welfare, the environment, and aging. The week includes guided reflection, recreational activities and resources encouraging campers to continue their commitment to service after camp ends.
In the past we've offered four one-week sessions open to campers grades 6-9.
But don’t take it from us – listen to what campers said in their own words in this excellent video from HoCoMoJo.
Nonprofit and governmental agencies that have hosted campers in the past include: Grassroots, Community Action Council of Howard County, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Howard County Conservancy, and the Howard County Office on Aging.