Ready, Set, Serve
“God’s Green Earth”
Service Learning Camp
New Hope United Methodist Church
July 26-28, 2017

Dear Parents,
New Hope UMC is hosting a Service Learning Camp, titled “Ready, Set, Serve.” This three-day camp is designed to help children understand the importance of loving God and loving their neighbor by the ways in which they serve. How do we prepare to serve, what does it mean to organize a service project, and why do we serve? Throughout the three days the children will engage ways in which Jesus served and taught others to serve in ways that care for the Earth.
This year’s theme is “God’s Green Earth.” The children will be involved in learning about how to be good stewards of the Earth that God created. The main service project involves building and creating a fruit community garden that will help support a need for fruit in our local food banks and food feeding programs.
The children will also participate in games and music, art, and cooking programs that focus on the theme of God’s Green Earth.
If you would like to register your child(ren) for this camp, please contact Ashley Rice ([email protected]) for registration forms.
The “Ready, Set, Serve” Committee

Details of Ready, Set, Serve “God’s Green Earth”
Days:  July 26-28, 2017
Time: Camp begins at 9 a.m. and runs through to 3 p.m. (there is a shorter option for younger children) Children will need to bring a sack lunch. Two snacks (morning and afternoon) will be provided.
Place:  192 State Street, North Adams
Cost: The cost of the camp is $15. For families with more than 1 child, the cost for each additional sibling is $10. Each child is responsible for bringing his/her own lunch. Snacks will be provided (according to dietary and allergy needs) in the morning and afternoon.
Volunteers: Yes, volunteers are needed to help. If you would like to volunteer at all during these times please contact Pastor Courtney Randall at [email protected]
Registration: Please fill out the form for each child participating in the camp. Space is limited.
Supervision:  As a church we abide by Safe Sanctuary procedures for the safety of the children and those volunteering. Each small group will have “shepherds” which are youth who will be taking them to the different activities. There will be volunteers leading each station during the camp.