Work Trip 2009

I just returned from Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon, IL, after a few days working with youth and adults from Union Congregational UCC in Somonauk and one student from First Congregational UCC in DeKalb, IL. What a great week!

Here are a few highlights:

  • I cannot say enough good things about the 8 youth and adults who were with me on this trip. (There were, in total, 9 of us on the trip for all or part of it) Each person came to serve, to learn, and to live out love for God and for each other. Every task -- every moment we were there I witnessed that love.
  • The work projects we participated in included painting, gardening, clean-up and Tipi setup.
  • By far our favorite experience working involved Tipi setup. We learned (at first by doing it wrong) how to set up Tipis for the Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Church's Tipi Camp -- a Native American camp experience. Through that experience we met several wonderful people and had a chance to get to know many more folks that we would have if we had spent more time in the garden or painting.
  • I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Camp Reynoldswood, either. I had attended there about 30 years ago as a junior high student and they went to great lengths to help make this workcamp experience a wonderful one.
You're invited to have a look at pictures from the week -- check them out!

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