Through gusting wind, spring downpours, and occasional bursts of brilliant sunshine, the Americorp team is helping spiff up Camp Hope for the 2017 camping season. The team of 14 is staying at the camp for six weeks while they work on various projects throughout the community. Once a week, they work at the camp for a full day; on the other days, they plant trees, clean brush, and do a variety of other projects that help strengthen communities and develop their leadership skills.
This team has come together from all over the country. They have already worked in disaster efforts, education opportunities, and environmental services within several communities in the United States. Some of the team members see this as a time to sharpen their skills and learn about other communities, while deciding on their own future path. While Sadie had only been camping one time before this venture, she is reveling in the experience of communing with nature at Camp Hope. The primitive camping cabins took awhile for her to appreciate, but her eyes sparkled as she described her newfound love of living and working outdoors.