A team of 20 youth and their chaperones from St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wickford, Rhode Island chose to give up their spring break to serve on Long Island this year! Father Patrick Greene brought his team for Sandy Relief this week. The group volunteered their time and talents in the Mastic Beach area, serving with Occupy Sandy group and St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mastic Beach. They cleared out houses, removed trash, insulated basements and attics, and gave a smile to those they met along the way!
The team stayed at Camp DeWolfe as their home base, enjoying meals in the Davis Hall, morning and evening prayers in the St Luke’s Chapel, and camp activities on the beach and sportsfield. They gave a day of their time giving back to Camp DeWolfe, by making a Ga-ga court, setting up the swim area rope, laying wood chips in the Challenge Course area, and staining benches for the camp fire pit!
It is awesome to provide opportunities for leadership development among teens across the Episcopal Church nationally. One of Camp DeWolfe’s core value is to Empower leaders: To provide programming where decision making and leadership skills can be practiced and developed, and to encourage individuals to reach their full potential. This youth group from Rhode Island definately shined in their talents and gifts this week as young leaders in Christ!
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Staining benches for the camp fire area:
Setting up the new swim area rope:
Making a Ga-Ga court:
Spreading wood chips for the Challenge Course:
Ready for Ga-Ga:
Making a new shed: