Service Leader Camp

Service Leader Camp is for rising 8th and 9th graders who have the desire to develop their personal commitment to service learning in an authentic and meaningful program. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility through hands-on experiences, and encourages campers to assess their impact on their community.

Each morning, campers will gather for a skills session, focusing on personal and cultural awareness, empathy and dedication, gratitude, leadership presence, and problem solving and collaborative decision-making. They will then travel by Summer@Potomac bus to a local organization, and engage with a leader in the nonprofit field, then participate in a service project at their site. Work will revolve around issues of hunger, homelessness, the environment, and senior services. Campers return to Potomac, and conclude each day with reflections and group discussions. Through this experiential camp, we strive to have campers:

  • Improve and develop powerful problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Gain a wider awareness of specific community organizations and the importance of effective leadership.
  • Learn how to promote active civic engagement through interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
  • Continue their commitment to be an engaged citizen through advocacy and social responsibility.

Depending on individual school guidelines, Service Leader Camp may be eligible for community service hours. Paperwork must be submitted to Lisa Fikes, Director of Volunteer Arlington and the Service Leader Camp Director, by Wednesday, June 20th so that it could be returned to the student by Friday, June 22nd.)

The Service Leader Camp is a collaboration between Summer@Potomac and Volunteer Arlington.

Grades Entering 8th - 9th
Dates Offered June 18 - June 22
Schedule 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Price $ 525 Per Week