Kind World Explorers
What is Camp Kindness Counts?
Camp Kindness Counts is a grassroots nonprofit focusing on character development, community service, and social emotional well-being for kids and families alike. The Kind World Explorers™ is one our resources which support parents and teachers in fostering compassionate, courageous character in children. Our other programs include monthly Family Service Events, Camps, and a character resource portal.
Can the Kind World Explorers™ guidebook used in an after-school clubs?
YES! If you have youth, parents or teachers interested in starting a club at your school, go for it! You are welcome to use the Kind World Explorers resources and offer a free after-school activity at the school. If you decide to use these resources and charge families, please contact us first for approval at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the Kind World Explorers™ free?
YES! The digital version of the Kind World Explorers™ guidebooks and Kind World Passport™ for child participants, are free and a gift to you and your community. Donations are always needed and accepted. Click here if you would like to make a donation.
How old should kids be to participate in a Kind World Explorers "club"?
The Kind World Explorers guidebooks were designed primarily for kids ages 4-12 years. However, groups have successfully adapted the activities to include both kids younger and older than the target age range.
How often would a Kind World Explorers "club" meet and what is the timeline for progressing through the curriculum?
The Kind World Explorers guidebooks are set up to be entirely flexible to the needs and schedules of the classes or families who are coming together. Groups have shared they typically meet once per week, twice a month or once per month. You also have the option of creating a schedule to complete some activities as a group while completing others with just your family, during times you don't meet as a group! The decision is yours, we are simply providing the resource!
The progression through the guidebook is up to the individual group (groups may choose to do one activity from the guidebook at each meeting, or complete all three activities for a specific character strength at each meeting). Each activity takes between 10-40 minutes depending on the size of the group and how much time you want to take for conversation and reflection.
Who runs the Kind World Explorers™ "clubs"?
Kind World Explorers is a resource for youth, teachers and families to use however they'd like. Many use it to build community and engage with other kids and parents. Clubs could be a parent-led clubs, similar to other scouting models (such as Girl and Boy Scouts) or adult and youth-led! Organizers can make a plan for their Kind World Explorers™ "club" to meet at a time and location convenient to them. Your Kind World Explorers™ "club" can be just your family or it can consist of a group of families. Some ideas on where to meet include: your home, a park, house of worship, or right at school-- any place convenient to you or your group!
Can you describe what the "club" looks like?
Kind World Explorers™ guidebooks can be used to form parent, adult or youth-led clubs and can be held anywhere convenient to you and the children or families in your group. Groups tend to host Kind World Explorers clubs weekly for about 40 minutes. The adults or youth lead the lessons in the guidebook and incorporate their own games and mindfulness breathing exercise. Please Note: This is not a class or program run by Camp Kindness Counts.
If organizing a group for families, how many families are typically in a Kind World Explorers™ "club"?
Parents have shared that groups of 1-10 families work best for Kind World Explorers™ "clubs". But the decision is really up to you!
How will club leaders be supported and is anything required of the youth or adult leaders?
Leaders are welcome to reach out with questions or free support any time! We will do our best to support you either virtually or in person the best we can.
If your question is not answered here or on the About Kind World Explorers™ page, please email your question to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you!