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Daily from July 20, 2015 until July 24, 2015
Daily from July 6, 2015 until July 9, 2015
Location: Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Road
Cornerstone Youth Center’s popular teen job skills and life skills camps will return this summer with more exciting opportunities for local youth.
Cornerstone serves students in grades 7-12 throughout Southeast Allen County. Its mission is to provide opportunities for moral growth and sustainable life skills through a Christian environment that welcomes all. Cornerstone is located at 19819 Monroeville Road in Monroeville. Cornerstone also operates sites at New Haven Middle School and Heritage Elementary, but all summer teen camps will be held at the Monroeville facility.
Leadership Week, an intensive workshop designed to teach students about being a good leader, will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9 at Cornerstone. The week also will include day trips to surrounding areas and activities to focus on individual leadership skills. Certified Dream Manager Kent Castleman, who is also the executive director at Cornerstone, will facilitate the activities with CYC staff. This year students will delve into their personal dreams for their near future, not so near future and long-term goals. Students will acknowledge their dreams, however big or small, prioritize them and determine the best path to achieve them. The week’s outcomes include self-motivation, determining and developing skills/steps needed to reach goals, and to embrace a dare to dream attitude. The cost for Leadership Week is $75, which includes materials, food and excursions.
Culinary and Hospitality Week, which is designed to inspire a passion for hospitality and culinary jobs, is scheduled for Monday through Friday, July 20-24. The camp will run from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Area chefs work directly with our students, culminating in two gourmet dinners for the public July 21 and 23 in which students prepare and serve the food. The meals also serve as fund-raisers for Cornerstone. Students also will learn about table decorating and other factors that go into providing a fine-dining experience. Chef Michael Bentz of Crackerjack Catering, Southeast Youth Council Board of Directors member Rhonda Hockemeyer, the Hilton Garden Inn, the IPFW Hospitality Management Club and the Ivy Tech Community College Hospitality Administration program will assist again this year. The cost is $25.
These camps are made possible in part through grants from the Foellinger Foundation, Indiana-Michigan Power/AEP, NIPSCO and the Allen County Commissioners. To register or for more information, visit www.cornerstoneyc.org. Permission and registration forms can be downloaded from the downloads page.
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