Volunteering at Camp by Mitch Kreisel
This summer I was looking for some work to do and decided to volunteer at the Boys Town Camp held at the Currituck Extension Center. Having the experience of working there and being able to help the kids was amazing. On the very first day, when all the campers introduced themselves, I knew right away that we had a very bright crowd to work with. They already knew a lot about behavior, responsibilities, current events, and even energy. I also knew that this camp was going to be able to present them with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow.
While volunteering I was actually in charge of teaching a few different workshops/classes for the boys, such as circuitry and making duct tape wallets. Another one of the classes that I taught by myself was on electromagnetism. Several of the boys had an advanced knowledge of electro magnets and how they work. The other campers impressed everyone else by being able to easily understand electromagnets very quickly.
Being able to teach these classes and having the participants actually be engaged in and understand what was going on was an incredible experience. I would gladly recommend volunteering here to anyone. The boys managed to learn a lot over the two weeks that they were at the Boys Town Camp. I’m glad that I was able to be a part of and see the opportunity that this camp gave the boys.