Interested in joining Hope for the First Nations for a week this summer?
We have two opportunities for you!
We’re excited to announce Hope Church in Springfield, Illinois, is organizing our Hope Day Camp in Pine Point this summer. Hope had been a longtime supporter of HFtFN and sent teams in the past to lead day camps and work crews in the community. In fact, Hope Connections Pastor Beth Funk was a teacher at Lutheran High School in Springfield when our organization was a summer mission trip through the school, and she chaperoned several trips (she also started a proud tradition of driving on the rumble strip, which is another story).
The Pine Point trip will be Saturday, July 11, to Saturday, July 18, leaving from and returning the church in Springfield. During the week, we’ll lead five days of Hope Day Camp for students ages 4 to 12 at the Old School. We also are exploring work projects and other opportunities to serve while we are on the reservation. You can see photos of last year’s camp here.
The total cost of the trip is $700.
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Hope this summer, and the church has agreed to consider applications from others who are not members. For more information, call Beth at 217-787-1446, extension 214, or 217-652-2954, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Elbow Lake trip – organized by Vineyard Christian Church of Evanston, just outside Chicago – also has an opening for a certified lifeguard on its team. The trip is Friday, June 12, to Saturday, June 20, leaving from and returning to the church in Evanston. During the week, we’ll lead five days of Hope Day Camp for students ages 4 and up and host a community dinner.
The team can offer a full scholarship for the cost of the trip if you are certified as a lifeguard.
For more information, contact Vineyard Community Life Pastor Elizabeth Hawes at 217-414-0515 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!