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Volunteer counselors needed for service-based Caring Hands Camp

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Students at the 2016 Caring Hands Camp. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

The Caring Hands Camp will return to Zionsville this summer, giving children an opportunity to learn about and complete community service projects each day of the week.

The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville coordinates the program and is seeking counselors to help make it happen.

“Each day there is a different theme. For example, Monday is animal protection. Tuesday is beautification and clean up. Wednesday is senior giving. Thursday is hunger relief. Friday is kids for kids,” said Sarah Webler, unit director at the club. “We’re teaching kids they can make a difference in the community.”

Webler is seeking volunteers who are in high school or older.

“You don’t need any experience,” Webler said. “They just need to be positive people who are ready to be role models for these kids.”

Sessions will be offered from June 12 to 16 and July 10 to 14. Counselors are expected to work from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Responsibilities include leading campers through the projects and activities. Volunteer counselors will receive training, a T-shirt, water bottle and lunch each day.

Counselors will accepted on a first come, first served basis.

“A lot of our counselors are repeat counselors, so not only do the kids have a great time but so do the counselors,” Webler said. “There is always an element of service, but it is a camp so there is always lots of fun. It’s really remarkable to see the kind of impact these kids have made. It’s unbelievable. It gives you chills to see all the things they can do together.”

For more information or to volunteer, email Webler at swebler@bagcoz.org.


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