Community Service Leader:
This unique program is designated for campers age 16 and older who wish to participate in a squash camp and community service project at the same time. Three times during the 8 days program (two saturdays and on Wednesday) participants will work on site and will complete 20 hours of community service.
As with any Squash and Beyond program,campers will enjoy exciting outdoor activities each night
and during the weekend. The goal of this program is to combine elite squash training with some of the world’s best coaches and the opportunity to take part in an intensive community service
Habitat for Humanity, or simply Habitat, is an international, nongovernmental, non-profit organization devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing. Community-level Habitat offices act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. In the United States, these local offices are called Habitat affiliates, which coordinate all aspects of Habitat home building
in their local area, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing. The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity
reads: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Habitat homes are built using volunteer labor and
are sold at no profit.
Squash and Beyond Camp has partnered with the Berkshires Habitat Affiliate and will join forces with the organization to assist in one of the local building projects scheduled for summer of 2017 in Berkshire County. Over the course of the week, participants will take active part in a building project of a home and will accumulate 15 hours of community service hours. While they are on the building site, campers will be supervised at all times by the Berkshire Habitat Affiliate programs’ coordinator
How does it works?
The goal of this program is to combine elite squash training with some of the world’s best coaches and the opportunity to take part in an intensive community service project. Campers will arrive on Friday before the squash-only camp begins, and work all day Saturday at the Habitat site. They will return on Wednesday for another session. As with any Squash and Beyond program, campers will benefit from 30 hours of squash training and take part in our activities each evening.