University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Summer Camp Volunteer

30 hours

Community partner: Beaver Creek Reserve
Supervisor: Kristen Giefer
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Summer camp volunteers will assist with our Nature Nuts summer camps. These camps are 1 week long and consists of 3 age groups: Nature Nuts (grades K-1), Sprouts (grades 2-3), and Saplings (grades 4-6). There is both a morning & afternoon session of these camps for the week. Volunteers will lead campers from one activity to the next, facilitate games, songs, and other hands-on activities, handout snacks, and check-in & out campers. Activities may include playing in the creek, going on nature hikes, making sustainable crafts, bug hunting, and exploring our obstacle course.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Connecting people with nature.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Ability to work with and support youth grades K-6, enthusiastic, takes charge, has patience, and is able to follow expectations set by Beaver Creek Reserve staff. As well as stand for long periods of time, assist with behavioral management, and go on hikes (0.5-2 miles depending on age level) on unpaved terrain.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer To connect youth with nature and spend time outside while assisting a local non-profit with it's summer programming.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer We ask that volunteers attend our in-person training on Monday, June 5 from 9-11am, as well as arrive 30-45 min before camp starts and stay 30 minutes after to help clean and prepare for the next day. Volunteers selecting the 30 hour service learning project will attend both the morning (9-11:30am) & afternoon (1-3:30pm) sessions of camp.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Mandatory volunteer training is schedule for Monday, June 5 from 9-11am at Beaver Creek Reserve's Wise Nature Center.