Children's Discovery Museum offers a nationally-recognized Summer Day Camp for youth entering grades 7-10.
Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) offers a unique and innovative summer program where youth can have fun, make new friends, meet new challenges, and make a difference in the community. Summer of Service (SOS) responds to the needs of young teens too old for the traditional day camp, but too young for full-time employment. SOS has been changing lives for thirteen years, and is a recipient of the prestigious Promising Practices Award as an outstanding opportunity for youth.
SOS provides a positive and meaningful community volunteer experience for middle and early high school youth. As part of their service-learning experience, students can reflect on the impacts and difference they make within the community as a volunteer, all while having fun in a summer camp environment.
The program offers a variety of opportunities addressing different interests. Participants attend one- or more two-week sessions serving on the team of their choosing.
On the Purple Team, members prepare and facilitate activities for Museum visitors, and contribute to an SOS magazine and documentary video behind the Museum scenes in the CDMedia.studio.
On the Orange Team, participants help out at local preschools - reading, playing games, and leading activities, and assisting teachers with day care
On the Green Team, members become Environmental Guardians by conducting water quality tests and cleaning the Guadalupe River, planting trees in and around Santa Clara County, and helping in CDM's Kids' Garden.
On the Striped Team, members entering 10th grade take on more in-depth service projects - designing and leading activities for younger SOS participants. Many entering 10th graders take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Striped Team to get a head start on their high school community service requirements.
Sign up for one or more two-week sessions today! Enrollment is now open and we begin to fill up in early spring. Contact Jenn Gamurot at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 298-5437 x 243