River Bend Nature Center Summer Camp Assistant
Summer Camp assistants are responsible students ages 13-17 years old who want experience working with younger kids (ages 3-14 years old) and have a love for outdoor activities. They will help the naturalist staff with preparing activities, helping campers make smart decisions, and have a positive attitude in all activities.
STOPS (Students Together Offering Peer Support)
STOPS is a volunteer student organization that engages high school aged youth in service work at sites like Ruth's House, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Croix Hospice and Infants Remembered in Silence. This program promotes civic engagement, leadership and volunteerism among students.
Summer Camps: Pond Skimmers (Youth entering grades 6-8)
Pond Skimmers camp allows youth entering grades 6-8 opportunities to participate in various outdoor activities whether it is ropes courses, fire and shelter-building, animal exploration, extreme hiking and biking, competitive games or water activities!
Summer Camps: Safety Camp (youth entering grades 3 & 4)
Safety Camp teaches participants safety education through demonstrations, influential speakers and hands-on activities in a fun camp setting. Safety topics include water, bike, animal, fishing, electrical, farm, stranger danger and fire safety. Police, firefighters and recreation staff serve as a camp counselors. All campers will receive an informational letter one week prior to the event.
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program is just that: reading that leads to fun prizes at the library. There are also crafts and other activities, as well as Fun Fridays, scheduled performances and activities at the library.
Teen Advisory Board
Meetings are once a month.
Tweens and Teens Helping At the Library
This is a volunteer program where tweens and teens can help out with the Summer Reading Program by signing up readers, handing out prizes and reading with younger kids. There are training sessions in May and volunteer sessions until September.
Water Safety Instructor Training
This is a 30 hour course in which students learn to demonstrate the skills and strokes consistent with the Red Cross learn to swim level 4.
Design, promote and sell the Faribault High School yearbook. Yearbook club will help reinforce writing and social skills.