What is Work Camp? No, it's not a place like a slave camp, but rather an opportunity to serve and learn. Caleb and Claire, with their friend Dillon, and other youths from area churches are taking part in a week long project helping others by painting homes in the surrounding area.
- Did they want to do this? Yep! This is something they look forward to each year. Seeing whose team they're on, what van they'll ride in (this is important especially if your van has air conditioning), what houses they'll paint...
- Is it fun? You bet! I love to hear the stories they tell about the kids they work with, paint colors, the people they meet, morning devotions, and the funny things that happen.
- Do the kids get paid? No, we actually pay for them to do this! The money, with sponsors, goes to provide paint and supplies.
- Is it worth it? Absolutely! We love for the kids to grab hold of opportunities to learn, grow, laugh, live, and serve. On Thursday, there will be a dinner for the home owners, workers, and sponsors. They'll get a chance to mingle, laugh, cry, watch a video of the week, and remember. Each afternoon, when I pick them up, they drag their weary, paint splattered bodies outside, ease themselves into the car, and slowly, conversations fill the silent spaces with laughter, memories, and "ahhhhh's - feel the cool air".