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Green Works ECO Career Camp

Green Works ECO Career Camp

Day Camp | Specialty Camp

The mission of Green Works in Kansas City is to empower urban youth to care for the environment, contribute to the economy, and create healthy communities. Our ECO Career Camp is a FREE hands-on camp experience for area middle schoolers that live in the neighborhoods served by the Kansas City Public Schools.

ECO Career Camp is a week-long camp that runs 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday in urban Kansas City locations. This hands-on summer camp allows urban middle schoolers to increase their awareness, understanding, and confidence in exploring science and nature-related topics and professions. Campers will make new friends, get lots of fresh air, and learn a lot along the way!

ECO Career Camp involves a range of environmental activities including water and air quality testing using scientific field equipment, outdoor fun via kayaking and hiking, and field trips to local nature and science career sites such as Evergy, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and more! What better way to learn about renewable energy than building a solar oven and eating the brownies? After visiting the source of our local water supply, the Missouri River, campers will learn the fundamentals of water management by touring a KC Water site to investigate how water is treated and distributed to our city municipalities.

Research indicates that middle school is the best time to expose kids to a variety of careers so this camp will provide “green” career interest surveys to help campers understand how their own unique traits, interests, and skills can allow them to excel at various job types. Campers will also have face-to-face engagement with management, field, and administrative professionals to learn about their STEM and nature-related career experiences. Eco-entrepreneurs from companies such as KC Solar Concept will meet with campers to discuss private-sector jobs.

ECO Career Camp provides an enriching environment for campers to explore, learn, and grow. The Lead camp staff are trained to help campers build personal resilience through empathy, self- control, and positive mindset development as well as Trauma-Informed teaching.

Testimonials

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“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”

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“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”

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“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”

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“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”

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“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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