** Work Camp Dates for 2016 will be
Week 1: July 17-23
Week 2: July 24-30
Week 3: July 31- August 6
(Money will be used to buy building materials for the work camp)
Work camps are held at Grace House on the Mountain, outside of St. Paul, Virginia. They are designed primarily for individuals and small groups. We usually do not accept more than 5 from any one congregation. This allows persons who do not belong to a group large enough to do their own work camp to still have the work camp experience. Work campers must be at least rising tenth graders; there is no upper age limit.
EAM bases its work camp experiences on the last three questions of the Baptismal Covenant: “Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?…Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons?…Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” In this context, the work comes second to forming relationships between the work campers and the people who welcome them into their homes. Morning and evening worship are included, as is group reflection time.
The work groups interact with local families as they do home rehab work. Cost per person is $350.00, which includes food and lodging. Accommodations at Grace House are in bunk houses – one for males and one for females – each with a bathroom and shower.
To reserve a slot for one of the camps, contact Paul Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org.