Each summer Rev. Mark Simone takes interested and committed high school youth to a destination where they can help a community in need. They spend a week doing what needs to be done in that location. It can be home repair, painting and roofing or refurbishing community spaces. They get to know the community they are serving.
Past work camps have traveled to:
- Maine Seacoast Mission (2015 & 2017)
- Saugeen First Nation Reserve in Cananda (2014 & 2016)
- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota (2011)
- DOOR in Chicago (2010)
- Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, West Virginia (2009)
- Addison County Community Action Group in Middlebury Vermont (2008)
The Federated Church work camp is open to any teen or college age person. Preference is given, when space is limited, to Federated kids and teens who attend GROUP, Federated's senior high youth group, whether they are part of the Federated faith community or not. Please contact Rev. Mark Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.