This past week, 40 teens traveled around the Chicagoland area with Mini Camp TOV to volunteer, make new friends, and learn about what it means to give back to their community. Mini Camp TOV is a two-day program that takes Jewish teens to participate in a variety of hands-on volunteering projects. From combating hunger and homelessness to brightening a sick child's day, Mini Camp TOV is a unique opportunity to make a difference.
Mini Camp TOV participants knew they would be hopping around to different volunteer projects, but they had no idea what was in store for them! Since the Springboard Team was lucky enough to staff part of this program, we asked some of the teens about their favorite activities!
"I liked going to The Ark because it was interesting to see what kind of people come there and why they come there. I also enjoyed Feed My Starving Children because we got to work as a group together to help kids who don't have food." -Dylan
"We liked Feed my Starving Children because it was collaborative. We were having fun and working at the same time. Time flew by!" -Emily and Jami
"The Ronald McDonald House was fun because we got to take care of helping to dispose of mattresses, but then also got to spend some time roaming around and checking out the place!" -Nathan
"Feed my Starving Children was my favorite place because I like how we were able to work as hard as possible, and then in the end see how many people we were able to help." -Avery
For the week-long version of this program, check out Camp TOV later this summer! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.