The Sr High youth participate in a Reach Workcamp mission trip experience each summer. To be eligible to attend workcamp participation in Sunday School, youth evening meetings, fundraisers and mission trip specific meetings is required. Attendance at a Reach Workcamp is a “reach” physically, skill-wise, and spiritually.
General Overview and Schedule
This next year’s location is Woodbury, NJ. The dates are July 8-July 15, 2017. We will plan to leave in the morning on Saturday, July 8th, so that we can have a group activity before we start our work week. We will be home the evening of July 15. As a Workcamper you are making a commitment to our group, to REACH Workcamp and even to your resident, and it must be a firm commitment. We will be commissioned as a group in front of our Congregation at the 10:30am service of Worship on July 2nd.
Dates and Info
October 16 – Applications are due. The registration fee for the workcamp is $100 which is non-refundable and non-transferable. A second payment of $100 is due in February.
January 8 – Reach Workcamper Prep Meeting # 1 – Mandatory Meeting. Sunday from 10-11:30am @ Fairport UMC – Room 207. We need to get forms filled out and make sure we are the same page for this workcamp, so if you miss this meeting you are ineligible to go to workcamp. Parents, please plan to be at the last ½ hour of this meeting. 2nd payment of $100 due on February 12th and can be paid at this meeting. Please bring your calendars to this meeting so we can establish the date for the 2nd Reach Workcamp meeting
January -May – ‘Fill My Envelope’ – $2000 Each workcamper will have a set of envelopes numbered from $1-$15. They will ask family, friends, neighbors and Fairport UMC family to help them by filling just one envelope. These funds are tax deductible and can appear on each Fairport UMC contributors giving statement if paid in the form of a check.
February 9-12– Soup Sale – Approximately $800 – We take orders in January and assemble the soup on February 9, 10, & 11, distributing on February 12 after church and at the Winter Carnival.
March/April Meeting Date To Be Determined – Reach Workcamper Prep Meeting # 2 – Mandatory Meeting. As with the January meeting, if you miss one meeting you are ineligible to go to workcamp.
May 6 – Car Wash – Approximately $300 Everyone works this one! Location to be determined!
May 29 – Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser – Approximately $500 Breakfast pizza, cinnamon buns and coffee sales to the community. Cinnamon buns need to be made before the 29!!
June 3-4 – Canal Days Parking – Approximately $1000 Parking in our lot for $5 per car.
July 2 – Commissioning in Worship 2nd Service
July 4 – Independence Day Parade Fundraiser – Approximately $300 Breakfast pizza, cinnamon buns and coffee sales to the community. Cinnamon buns need to be made before the 4th!!
July 6 – Reach Workcamper Prep Meeting 7-9pm – Mandatory Meeting. Located in parking lot.
A Reach Workcamp information and application packet is available Here