In conjunction with the April 27th National Day to bring your child to work, we had about fifteen kids of all ages come in with their parent for the day. Team leader and long term contract specialist Michelle Mehlberger was the primary co-coordinator of the event.
The kids started the day in our conference room and were given an overview of what Kampi does with a Q & A session. Following this was a group tour of the facility and our various departments followed by an in-house scavenger hunt.
After a short break, the President of the company addressed the kids and gave a lesson on the importance of saving money and being able to afford things you need and things you want and the difference between the two. When asked, all of the kids had different goals they were saving for.
Each of the kids in attendance then got to shadow their parent for a bit to see what it is Mom or Dad does all day and how it relates to other jobs here. Next up was lunch in our cafeteria and a game of kickball outside. After lunch, we had all of the kids get involved in an actual packaging job. We had everyone either labeling, filling, or sealing bags which allowed the kids to work as a team with a deadline to meet. It was a good hands-on exercise for all the kids for a couple of hours.
At the end of the day, the kids reconvened in the conference room to create “Thank you” cards for our Military heroes. The cards were sent to Operation Gratitude,
https://www.operationgratitude.com for distribution.
Lastly, it was best part of the day for all the kids when they received their participation certificates and got paid for their time and effort. They were again reminded of the importance of saving some of their money. All in all, it was a tremendously successful day for both the Kampi staff and the kids that were here for the day. We look forward to doing it again next year.