The theme for April’s Blog Hop is summer planning.
Our summer plans are pretty simple but very busy. Joshua will be doing lots of summer community service with Camp Fire. I know for sure he will be participating in both full and half day projects throughout the summer. If we can work out the funding he will also be talking one full week trip with Camp Fire. I love our local Camp Fire council because they offer so much for teens during the summer.
The day and half day projects let the teens work in a variety of different situations. It helps them to both explore different types of careers but it also gives them a better idea of needs in their community. In the past some of their work has including helping to care for animals, creating a garden, making trails, removing invasive plants, helping to clean up a food pantry, making food, serving food at a homeless shelter, and making cookies for local firefighters to name a few.
The week-long trips are service learning trips call CF66. There are two teens that plan the trip and act as leaders during the trip. They travel to a new location each day. Every location involves a service project, learning opportunity, and usually some fun. The trip finishes up with some type of celebration. The teens are given a budget to work with and the better they budget their money the more they can spend on the final event.
Also, this summer we will work on any school projects that need to be finished up or any review material we are working on for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Review Crew.
Finally, Joshua plans to work through the Driver’s Ed class offered through Florida Virtual School.
So as you can see we have lots to keep us busy this summer.