A Summer of Service, Leadership, and Friendship
Summer Serve, a YMCA/United Way Partnership, is a summer camp providing local youth ages 12-17 with the opportunity to awaken their inner leader, build their teamwork skills, and meet like-minded peers while creating positive change in their community. Summer Serve is a remarkable tradition of educating our community's youth about life-enriching opportunities to help those in need in Frederick County.
Additional information on Summer Serve, the YMCA of Frederick County, and Financial Assistance can be found at www.frederickymca.org.
This six-week program, divided into three separate two-week sessions, is designed to help young people awaken their inner leader, build teamwork skills, and meet like-minded peers while creating positive change in their community. Summer Serve participants learn about different areas of need in Frederick County through hands-on experience while working on service projects at various local nonprofits.
This six-week program, divided into three separate two-week sessions:
Session 1: 6/19-6/30
Session 2: 7/3-7/14
Session 3: 7/17-7/28
Summer Serve Leadership Week
Dates: Aug 07, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023
Leadership week is an optional one-week intensive program directly following the end of Summer Serve that focuses on developing identified leaders from within the Summer Serve program. The main goal of Leadership Week is to build on an already strong foundation that participants have so that they may be role models within their circles, thus creating a better youth community.
Programs in Leadership Week have included: meetings with city mayors, county representatives, and state senators, tours of police stations and fire stations, lunch with local Rotary clubs, college tours, city sustainability educational hikes, and service projects.