LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

Summer Adventure Camp

LifeMoves | Summer ACES Adventure Camp  is a 7 week on-site camp for children experiencing homelessness at LifeMoves family shelters in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Stemming from our year-round ACES (Achieving Career & Educational Success) programming which aims to engage children in fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Camp also incorporates weekly field trips to parks, museums, and sporting events across Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. The summer ends with an all-out Math Festival and Field Day event, complete with face painting, educational games, a photo booth, and a bounce house. The camp is staffed by volunteer high school students, who serve as Camp Counselors, and college interns, who serve as Camp Program Leads, all of whom are supervised by LifeMoves employees. Each year’s team of Program Leads and Counselors dedicate thousands of hours to create a supportive and exciting summer experience for campers.

2020 Summer Camp Dates will be released in Spring of 2020.

See excerpts of our 2019 Summer Adventure Camp blog here:

Locations: Summer Camps are held at 3 LifeMoves Family Shelters

San Mateo: LifeMoves | First Step for Families

325 Villa Terrace (Map)
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 650-340-8814

Menlo Park: LifeMoves | Haven Family House

260 Van Buren Road Map
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 325-8719

San Jose: LifeMoves | The Villa

184 South 11th Street (Map)
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: 408-271-0685

Volunteer as a Camp Counselor for Summer Adventure Camp 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at LifeMoves Summer Camp! Summer Adventure Camp is an on-site camp for children at LifeMoves shelters for homeless families. Campers engage in fun, educational activities on-site and take weekly field trips to national parks, museums, and theatrical performances.

Registration for camp is now full. Visit us next summer! 

Time Commitment: 8:30am-3:15pm, Monday through Friday for 2 weeks. Weeks may be non-consecutive.

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Department at

  • Experience working with children in an active group setting is preferred
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take direction from the Camp Director and other LifeMoves staff members
  • Ability to work independently
  • 14 and older – high school student after Freshman year

Camp Counselors are responsible for the guidance, safety and well-being of program participants in LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in organizing and implementing activities, crafts, and games during the program.
  • Keep the all children safe and accounted for at all times.
  • Maintain general order and consistency during the program.
  • Work effectively with other counselors, volunteers, and children.
  • Help ensure the safety of children while on field trips.
  • Report to Summer Program Leads regarding all issues and problems.
  • Ensure parents sign their children in and out in a timely manner.
  • Enforce appropriate program discipline and rules.
  • Assist in preparing lunchtime meal and afternoon snack for participating children.
  • Establish friendly relationships with parents as they drop off/pick up their children.
  • Communicate effectively with Summer Program Leads and LifeMoves staff regarding any behavioral issues that arise with the participating children.

Donate Funds

Summer Adventure Camp is only made possible by private donations from the community. The cost to provide Summer Adventure Camp to all of the children at LifeMoves shelters for homeless families is approximately $500 per camper. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor the cost of a child (or children) attending LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp.

Donate Online or send Cash Donations to: LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp, 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Donate Items

If you are interested in donating the following items, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

  • Water balloons 
  • Bubbles 
  • Stickerss
  • Gift Cards, suggested donation of $5-20, from:
    • Amazon
    • Starbucks
    • Visa
    • Toys “R” U

Stay Informed

Don’t Miss Out!

The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!

Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.

Register Here!

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