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Last updated on June 2, 2014

SUMMER 2014: HOPE Summer Camp will operate during 3 two week sessions at Camp Collier in Gardner. The facility is a beautiful lakeside property that is perfect for summer fun. The three sessions are: Session 1: June 30-July 11 , Session 2: July 14-25 and Session 3: July 28-August 8. Camp is closed on July 4th.

One-on-one mentors become a camp "Buddy" to a child that needs guidance and encouragement to enjoy the camp day. The camper may be extremely shy, easily distracted or have other challenges. The mentor accompanies the camper throughout the day, assisting him/her in being an active and happy participant.
Mentors need to make a two-week commitment to working Mon. -Fri. either 9:00-1:00 or until end of the day, 2:30, if possible.

Volunteer mentors need to be 17+, and able to make a two-week commitment to one session of your choice. Mentors need to possess qualities of excellent communication skills, patience, compassion and positive energy. You can be the person that sparks interest and enthusiasm in a child and help him/her develop self-confidence by providing encouragement and positive role modeling.
Volunteer mentors must attend the mentor/tutor training provided during the last week of June.

This opportunity is sponsored by: House of Peace & Education, Inc.

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Nonprofit Management  Children & Youth
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Companionship  Recreational Activities / Sports

Upcoming Dates:
Date Time # volunteers requested  
Aug 01, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Aug 01, 2014 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Aug 04, 2014 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Contact Person:
Fran Longton, HOPE For Kids Program Director, (phone), (email)
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 150 Camp Collier Rd.
Gardner, MA 01440
This location is handicap accessible
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 HOPE Summer Camp is located at Camp Collier, part of the Monadnock Trust Conservation Property. Coming from the junction of Rte. 140 and Rte. 101 in Gardner (the rotary at the top of Elm St), follow Green St. past the Gardner Municipal Golf Course and Mount Wachusett Community College campus. Take a Right onto Eaton St. immediately after the college campus. Follow Eaton St., crossing over the Rte. 140 overpass. Take a Right onto Kelton St. Follow Kelton St. for approx. 1 mile. Look for Camp Collier Rd. on the Right, there are two stone pillars to the entrance of the road. Follow road to parking area next to lake. Tutoring takes place at the main dining hall near the lake. You will see a small A-frame wooden structure on the right of the parking lot. Follow the small dirt road near that building to the main dining hall.

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Last updated on June 2, 2014

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