Helping Hearts and Hands 2020
A Youth Mission Event Sponsored by
Countryside Community Church
14011 Orchard Drive
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
July 29 - August 2, 2020
PURPOSE OF THE HELPING HEARTS & HANDS MISSION CAMP
The Helping Hearts and Hands Work Camp began as a youth established mission in 1999 in Noxen, PA. Its intent was to offer youth and adults an opportunity for spiritual growth while serving persons in need in the rural communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Each year a variety of projects are made available. In the past, these projects have included painting, repairing roofs and porches, installing insulation, repairing wheelchair ramps, cleaning houses and basements, yard cleanup, and many other odd jobs with the aim of sharing God’s love.
We will gather on Wednesday evening, July 29, and will work for 3 days, sleeping in the church. The camp day ends with worship and fun. Experienced Safe Sanctuaries supervision for youth is provided and safety protocols are followed on all projects.
Each morning, breakfast is served at 8:00 am. We offer devotional materials to be shared with the work teams before they set out for their day’s work and throughout the day. Lunches are packed and taken to the work sites.
Teams finish work in mid-afternoon and will then have the opportunity for lots of summer recreational activities. Hot showers are provided by the YMCA in Dunmore. Dinner will be provided each evening by various members of Countryside. Healthy snacks are available throughout the day. Evening time is reserved for fun, community building activities, and worship.
On Sunday, August 2, youth and their families will be invited to attend worship at Countryside at 10:00 am. We will be hosting a church picnic following the service and all are invited to this covered dish style event.
In addition to spiritual growth through meaningful service and daily devotions, the camp also includes opportunities for fun, friendship, and much more.
We will be working to establish a sense of Christian Community within the camp. On Wednesday evening we will begin with a time of gathering and getting to know one another and an orientation of how to act respectfully at someone’s house while you are helping out. Evening activities at the camp are designed to help everyone deepen friendships. There is time to share work experiences and reflect on God’s claim on our lives.
All camp participants - youth and adults - are asked to contribute $75 to help defray the costs of the camp, including food, supplies, and driving expenses.
Click here to download printable copies of the camp brochure, registration form, and packing list.