BECOME A CHALLENGE CAMP MENTOR
Dan Beard Council, Boy Scout of America is in search of positive mentors, 21 years or older, to volunteer during a week long outdoor youth program, Challenge Camp, from July 1-3 (Ages 11-14) and July 8-12 (Ages 8-10). Mentors have the option of volunteering for one day or the entire week. All mentors need to bring a completed Adult Application and Youth Protection Training Certificate to camp the morning they are volunteering. In addition to facilitating fun outdoor programming, the volunteers will mentor through team building initiatives and character building.
PNC Challenge Camp is a free summer camp aimed at helping youth, ages 8-14, to grow and learn while experiencing outdoor action and adventure. Conducted over 2 weeks each summer, Challenge Camp has served minority outreach communities in our region since 1995. The purpose of Challenge Camp is to build upon the character and values through an interactive camping experience.
“Much has been written about the plight of the inner city youth and the struggles they face with respect to drugs, gangs and poverty,” said Al Beasley, a longtime Challenge Camp Mentor. “Challenge Camp is an open door to a different world where these young men get an opportunity to see and work with influential men and women. Many of these young men would often ask, ‘Do you think I could be like you when I grow up?’ A tear would often start to fall from my eye as I realized that without hope for a better future what do these young men have? Challenge Camp gives them a chance to be around nature and dream/plan for a positive future by developing a positive self-image.”
If you are interested in learning more about Challenge Camp and how you can become a mentor, please contact District Director, Sarah Dods at (513) 673-3667 or email@example.com.