Cultivating Leaders to Impact Our Community

Bright Lights campers will venture out into the community to learn how small people can still make a big difference in the local community in our "Caring Leaders" camp. Throughout the week, campers will also learn how to take a great, kind idea, and turn it into an action plan. Kids will see how impactful community service results from great ideas, clear communication, careful planning and a little sweat and hard work. 

"Kindness is a universal language and these students will leave the week seeing how their generous spirits can be used both at home and in their neighborhoods.," says Bright Lights Program Director, Renae Kitchin.

Each day kids will spend time working together as a group and learning leadership principles through games, conversation and activities. To help put these ideas into practice, each day features a field trip out into the Kansas City-area community. Check out our list of destinations during our camp week, featured below: 

Monday, July 10
Campers open the day partnering with the "Helping with Hunger" campaign at Cornerstone Church to serve lunch to area kids that don't have easy access to food during the summer. The afternoon includes a clean up project at Lowenstein Park in Lee's Summit. 

Tuesday, July 11
Our older campers will travel to volunteer at the Kansas City Community Kitchen (KCCK), while our younger campers will visit local, downtown Lee's Summit businesses and help with random acts of kindness. 

Wednesday, July 12
Older campers will venture again to KCCK for an additional day of service activities, while our younger campers will go down the street to the Wilshire at Lakewood to visit with area seniors and assist with the weekly Bingo game. 

Thursday, July 13
Older campers will visit Harvesters to help Kansas City's largest area food network. Younger campers will make and deliver cards to children staying at Children's Mercy Hospital

Friday, July 14
All campers will work together to perform a random act of kindness within the Lee's Summit Community. Stay tuned for more details for this activity as the students will brainstorm and be planning this project throughout our camp week.

The camp week concludes on Friday afternoon with a family and friend showcase where campers can share and celebrate their experiences from the week. Space for this camp is limited due to the various volunteer activities and this camp is almost full! Sign up today to join the Bright Lights crew as they leave their mark on the KC metro area.