Team Everest camped out at Bremen Landing, a satellite campus of Camp Kieve, for two nights from October 7th through October 9th. We left right after school got out on Wednesday, and headed to Bremen to set up camp, cook dinner, and start off on some meaningful discussion around the importance of community service and our roles in the challenges that our surrounding communities are facing.
On Thursday, we went back into Rockland to assist in a house-build for Habitat for Humanity. We learned all about their efforts both locally and internationally in helping families who need housing assistance. The group dived right into many building projects, including dry walling, framing, measuring and cutting stairs to size, and installing those stairs. After an incredible learning experience, the group went to Camp Wavus to do a series of low ropes course initiatives. That night, we sat around the fire to process our experiences that day, and to enjoy some well-deserved and delicious s’mores!
On Friday, we went to Merryspring Nature Center in Camden to learn about their environmental and conservation efforts, to help them put their gardens to bed, and to do some serious trail maintenance. The group did an incredible job helping Brett and Cindy of Merryspring, and learned a lot about the resources Merryspring has to offer our surrounding communities. Our final afternoon together was spent bowling up a storm, playing games, and making our first consensus decision together. The three days spent together were filled with lots of laughter, new inside jokes, meaningful discussion, and lots of service.