Green Works ECO Career 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.
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In order to be eligible to be matched, gifts must be charitable donations made to Camps For Kids and must be received by Camps For Kids between April 1st and July 31st. Single contributions are only matched up to $1,500.