November 25th 2013
Fall at Camp Spirit is always full of great trips and opportunities to hang out with the other UrbanPromise afterschool programs. Between pumpkin carving, hay rides with Camp Joy at Johnson’s Corner Farm, and getting scared silly with Camp Freedom at the Eastern State Penitentiary, there’s barely been time for our regular program! Of course, our visit to Hershey Park is always a highlight.
Our interns have been amazing! Our newest (to UrbanPromise) intern, Jailene, has done a great job getting on board with all our different activities—she even made it through her first all-nighter!
We've been really blessed to have Mark on staff for the first part of the year—he endured endless games of manhunt during camp night— so we were sad to see him leave us. The good news is that he’s now working full time in our UrbanTrekker Program, and his leaving means that we get to welcome Cat to our staff!
Our bible focus so far has been on the fruits of the spirit from Galatians. Last week, our youth were challenged to perform some random acts of kindness … hopefully, there’ll be some stories to share about that soon.
There have been a few challenges so far this year. Renovation work is underway on the Spirit building, so camp has been relocated. We’re so grateful to the CamdenForward School for sharing their space with us over the summer and during the school year. It has been a lot of fun to be there, though we are all looking forward to getting “home” in 2014.
Finally, we are so excited about our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, when all of our families can gather together and enjoy a meal. It really does feel like one big family celebration!