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Community Service Project Prompts Rabbi to Open Camp Kind

Chabad of NW Metro Denver is proud to announce the opening of Camp Kind this summer.

Camp Kind is a unique day camp experience that imbues children with a love of contributing to community and an appreciation for the environment. Camp Kind accomplishes this with workshops, and fun hands-on educational projects along with field trips to charity and non-profits where campers enjoy exciting volunteer projects and sustainable living experiences.

Each Camp Kind field trip or project is coupled with an opportunity for the campers to discuss and internalize the experience.

Field trips include: Iron Gate Horse Ranch, Milk and Honey Farm, Foothills Animal Shelter and the Precious Child. Projects include: Drama presentations at senior centers, building large Lego models for children’s hospital and creating toys for animal shelters.

Camp Kind will also provide traditional day camp activities of trips, sports, crafts and drama.

The idea to open Camp Kind began last summer when Rabbi Benjy Brackman, the executive director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver – a local Jewish outreach center – received a phone call from a mother who was looking for a volunteering experience for her son. Her son had been in trouble at school and had 50 hours of community service to fulfil. The rabbi was happy to suggest the boy paint the fence on his center’s property.

At the end of the summer and after completing the job, that began sometimes at 7:00 in the morning, the boy surprised the rabbi with a massive smile on his face while expressing his enormous gratitude and satisfaction for the opportunity for having done something so constructive and fulfilling with his summer. This totally unexpected positive reaction, prompted the rabbi to think about opening a summer day camp that provides an opportunity for kids to have a similar fulfilling volunteering experiences with charity and non-profit organizations. The idea for Camp Kind had been created!

Parents are invited to include a week or two at Camp Kind in their children’s summer schedule, and help make a lasting impression on their child that will pave the way for greater community engagement as they mature into adults.

An exciting two-week program has been created. Click here for the online calendar.  Camp Kind will run from July 11th to the 22nd and is located at the Silver Hills Middle school at 12400 Huron St in Westminster.  Parents can register with an early bird special that expires at the end of the month of just $175 per week.

The staff is carefully selected for their dedication and passion for the values promoted and experienced at Camp Kind.

Camp Kind is co-directed by Benjy Brackman and his wife Leah who together bring 12 years of experience in running day camps in NW Metro Denver.

For more information please visit www.CampKind.org or call 720-984-5805.

About Rabbi Benjy Brackman

Benjy Brackman is the Rabbi/Executive Director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster, Colorado.

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