Summer Camp Volunteers Make a Difference!
TYM offers 5-day summer camps for children entering 2nd to 6th grade. TYM Camp is a place where children really experience the exhilaration of a community of youth creating new memories together through adventure, games & friendships — old and new. Five kids and three Team Leaders (aka camp counselors) form a family for the week & sleep in a cabin as a team. One of the three leaders is a Senior Team Leader — that could be YOU!
During the day teams play field games, swim, climb, swing, zip, sing songs, make arts and crafts and have fun! Each night all teams gather for skits, music & wacky games at Club time where the campers also receive the message: God loves you – no matter what.
High Impact Summer Camps for At Risk Kids — since 1991
Today’s Youth Matter is a Bay Area Christian organization operating summer camps for disadvantaged, urban kids from 8-12 years old. The children we serve live in poverty, with a legacy of trauma, which makes them vulnerable to a multitude of risk factors that derails their prospect for success. As an organization, TYM is dedicated to changing the life trajectory of these at risk youth to take them from where they are to where God intends them to be. We call this the “Transformational Journey”.
Camp is critical step in this journey; thus, kids’ lives are dramatically influenced and will have an impact on future decisions by the quality of our volunteers. Christian leadership is a vital role that requires volunteers to help us translate God’s love for them. Our selection process reflects a commitment to our vision and values.
This summer we are running fewer camps but with more campers and leaders at each. The result though is that we will be inviting fewer leaders to this summer’s team (approximately 90 compared to over 120 in 2016). Your thoughtful responses to the application questions are extremely helpful to our core team as we consider each applicant.
Summer Volunteer Team brings Camp to LIFE!
The volunteer staff team is integral to caring for kids in a dramatic way that allows campers to discover more about themselves, others and God’s amazing creation.
If you love kids and love God, TYM Camp is the place where those two loves come together.
We run our camps by gender and the staff to child ratio is deliberately intimate at 1 staff to every 2 campers — because every child needs and deserves that much love and attention. We ask our volunteers to choose a camp that is the same as your gender and a week that is free and clear.
That is step #1…check the dates below to make sure you are available.
Summer Camp 2019 for children entering 2nd to 6th grade (ages 8-12)
Boys – June 30th – July 4th – boys from the San Jose, Oakland & Richmond regions
Girls – July 28 – Aug 1 – girls from the San Jose, Oakland & Richmond regions
Senior Team Leaders (STL) are multi-generational: college students, young adults, seasoned parents and even grandparents. As an STL you will join a camp session that is the same as your gender.
Incentives: Leadership Training, Discipleship through Relational Wisdom 360, Exercise your spiritual gifts, Explore your ministry calling, Impact the life of at-risk children
Are you available? If so, proceed to step #2…reviewing the summer camp volunteer requirements.