Jameson Camp’s year-round Youth Leadership program is a three-tiered program that transitions campers into leadership roles and helps prepare them to tackle the future with responsibility and effectiveness. The 1:1 mentor-ship component helps teens develop meaningful relationships with exemplary adult volunteers, 21 or older.
Volunteers are asked to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a Jameson Camp Youth Leader at least four hours per month for an extended period of time. Mentors, with the support of fellow mentors and the Youth Leadership program, will help to empower the Youth Leader to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential.
About Jameson Camp
Jameson Camp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit and partner organization of United Way, enriches the lives of Indiana youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths. The camp, founded in 1928 and located on 100 acres in the midst of Indianapolis, provides summer camp, outdoor education, and youth leadership programs to disadvantaged youth.
Seventy-five percent of all youth served at Jameson Camp live below the poverty level, and many also have minor social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The camp provides youth with a safe and educational environment in which they can build advantageous life skills.