Community Service (Grades 7-10)
1 week session 9:00am - 3:00pm $310
Sidwell Summer offers a variety of Community Service programs that provide hands-on service experience to participants to help build life skills. Campers will work on several sites according to the weekly theme. Campers will work with their peers and their trip leader on projects and activities. Campers will have a time for quiet reflection to think about or speak on the activities they completed.
Community Service Hours: Vary based on week/service.
All Community Service Program participants must have an immunization record on file with Sidwell Summer before the program begins.
Check out our other Community Service opportunities on our Bethesda Campus.
Dates, Hours, and Fees
|June 18 – 22||Helping Hands|
|June 25 – 29||ABCs of Child Development|
|July 9 – 13||ABCs of Child Development|
|July 16 – 20||Helping Hands|
|July 23 – 27||Helping Hands|
|July 30 – August 3||Helping Hands|
|August 6 – 10||Helping Hands|
|August 13 – 17||Helping Hands|
|Full Day||9:00am – 3:00pm|
|Extended Day||Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.|
Weekly Program Descriptions
The ABCs of Child Development: In partnership with Safe Sitters©, campers learn safety skills, child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Campers are trained in the basics of CPR and choking rescue for young children and infants (although it should be noted that they are not ‘officially’ certified in CPR through this course). Campers also spend time observing and interacting with youth to practice the skills in the curriculum. Participants should bring a bag lunch daily.
Helping Hands: This 1-week workshop provides hands-on community service opportunities as well as time for classroom learning and group reflection. Campers will volunteer at different types of non-profit organizations during the week. Volunteer sites potentially include, but are not limited to: community farms, nursing homes, daycare centers, homeless services providers, parks, and environmental agencies (schedule may vary by week based on availability of agencies). Participants should bring a bag lunch daily.