On Friday, August 11, students from the Texas Christian University Frog Camp program provided community service for NICA. TCU’s ‘Frog Camp’ is a Summer camp program that prepares new students for life outside of the classroom at TCU. Whether it’s rafting down the Taylor River in Colorado, walking along the Berlin Wall, line dancing in the Fort Worth Stockyards, or conquering Grimy Games, each camp lets new students make friends, discuss college issues, and prepare for life as a Horned Frog. 49 students, along with their group leaders, paid a visit to NICA and participated in what was part of a service project required from the program. Students were dropped off at our agency at 9:00 a.m. and contributed over 2 hours of service. These projects included:
- Repainting the front gate
- Re-mulching the landscape at the front of our building
- Landscaping our small garden
- Servicing clients through our Food Pantry
- Organizing the Community Room, and
- Inventory of all Back-To-School Clothing program items
Our Communications Manager also got a chance to speak to Griffin Conboy, a sophomore at TCU, who has been part of the program since his freshman year. He goes on to share about what he thinks of Frog Camp as well as his own experience within the program
“What I like about the program is that it gives 1st years [freshman] a chance to learn more about their classmates and an opportunity to experience the culture of TCU. My favorite part is getting to know TCU as well as meeting new people. I enjoy seeing the impact you can have on our community here in Fort Worth. It’s a personal accomplishment for us [Frog Camp] and allows us to feel good and the luxury to say ‘we did that'”.
If you’d like to learn more about the Frog Camp program at Texas Christian University, please visit their website at https://sds.tcu.edu/students/incoming/frogcamp/
If you’d like to learn more ways in which you can volunteer, click here to see all of our current volunteer opportunities.