Summer Mission at Camp for at-risk Youth

May 31 - August 12, 2022 | Eagle Village, Inc.

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Trip #26054

Summer Mission at Camp for at-risk Youth

Trip #26054

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Eagle Village, Inc.

Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

May 31 - August 12, 2022
Lasts 1 month to 5 months

Activities:

Camps, Orphans and vulnerable children, Adventure/Extreme Ministry, Internship, Youth Ministry,

Cost:

** See Financial Information Below
Agency: Eagle Village, Inc.
Location: Michigan, United States
Dates: May 31 - August 12, 2022
Lasts 1 month to 5 months
Activities: Camps, Orphans and vulnerable children, Adventure/Extreme Ministry, Internship, Youth Ministry
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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Young adults and adults will serve in a variety of roles in therapeutic camping and wilderness programs for at-risk and emotionally-impaired youth. Summer team members can gain practical ministry experience as a cabin leader, wilderness trip leader, health officer, or in a leadership role, and help make camp possible for kids who would struggle to be successful in other settings. Team members live and model their faith throughout the camp experience, primarily in very small group settings and in one-on-one interaction.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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Our summer team members work together to make our camps memorable, fun, safe, and growing experiences for the kids that come to Eagle Village. Campers primarily have severe emotional imparments, experienced significant trauma, and spent time in foster care, or have been adopted. Our summer camps serve as early intervention, skill builders, and additional support for kids that would struggle in a traditional camp setting. We have all the fun of a regular camp like tackling the climbing wall or high ropes course, swimming, campfires, and hiking through the woods; but we also offer kids extra help working through their emotions, taking responsibility, and developing healthy relationships with others.

Summer team members are responsible for constant supervision of campers, helping with activities, cheering kids on, hosting visitors, occasional supervision in the resident program, being an example of how to respect self and others, and maintaining the firm but loving discipline taught during training.

Cabin Leaders stay in cabins with their campers (ages 7-17), leading camp experiences on-site.

Wilderness Trip Leaders lead multiple-overnight backpacking trips on the Manistee River and North Country Trail.

Health Officers supervise the administration of medications and first aid, and provide administrative support to the camp team.

We frequently work with team members and their universities to achieve internship or field placement credit during the summer season. Interns come from a variety of programs including: Social Work, Criminal Justice, Education, Family Studies, Youth Ministry, Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, Hotel/Hospitality Management, Non-profit and Business Management, Communications, etc.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Eagle Village provides camps and intervention programs for youth who, because of trauma, abuse and neglect, would struggle to be successful in other camp environments and require intensive emotional and behavioral supports. During their time at Eagle Village, they learn about their value and potential through a biblical Christian worldview, and develop new skills to support healthier behaviors. Summer mission team members are able to model healthy relationships, and show youth how the Gospel can be a source of hope and healing for them long after they leave camp at Eagle Village. In addition, team members provide encouragement and support to year-round staff who are often impacted themselves by the challenges of working with this special population. Team members offer a boost through prayer and conversation, and as they serve together during the summer season.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
North America
Country:
United States
State/Province:
Michigan
Other Location Info:
Hersey, MI
Participant Age:
College, Adult
Eligible to Go:
Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Team members are paid a weekly stipend starting at $300/week depending on role, including during training. All housing, meals, and transportation to/from nearby airports is included.
Training debriefing
Thorough training is provided beginning on May 31, 2022, and includes over 80 hours of training on our mission and values, the reality and impacts of trauma, behavior management, self care, first aid and CPR, as well as in all of the practical skills needed to provide a great camp experience. Team members may also be trained and certified in Lifeguarding, high adventure activity facilitation, and the advanced skills required to serve as a health officer. Weekly team meetings provide ongoing training and regular processing and debriefing. A thorough debriefing is conducted at the conclusion of the summer season.
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Mission Trip Offered By Eagle Village, Inc.

Eagle Village is a nonprofit organization located in Hersey, MI that specializes in the health and advancement of youth, families, and groups. Through camps, residential services, Eagle Village Lighthouse Academy Charter School, foster care and adoption programs Eagle Village serves youth and families using Trauma Informed Care principles, an experiential approach, and focus on the entire family. Groups can experience success through the help of Eagle Village with customizable retreats and Victors Edge training offered to athletic teams, corporate groups, ministries, and schools. Eagle Village believes that every individual has value and the organization strives, through Gods help and love, to serve, value and equip children, families, and groups for success.

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