PASSPORT YOUTH CAMPS are returning to Greenville for the third year. This year they are in Greenville the first three weeks in July. The students and leaders will stay at Furman University. One third of the fourteen hundred will arrive at Furman each Monday and depart on Saturday. The youth groups come from churches all around this area and North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. Passport Youth Camp is a CBF camp and operates like most youth camps with one difference. In addition to music, fun games, activities, Bible study, recreation and worship, Passport provides time each day for every student to be involved in mission work somewhere in Greenville. Every day missions or community service is offered in a variety of settings. Students will serve in groups of thirty, including a trained Passport staff leader and two adult chaperones. The mission groups arrive on site each day, Tuesday through Friday at 11:30am, eat lunch that is provided by Passport, and work 12:00noon-3:00pm. After work each day, they return to Furman and resume normal camp activities.
Projects for this July include: house on Rebecca Street that needs painting as well as a full dumpster of trash removed; 5 additional houses in need of exterior painting; the fellowship hall and Sunday rooms of a church; Goodwill; Maggie’s School Thrift Store; Phillis Wheatley Community Center summer camp; Nicholtown Community Center Camp; Friends of the Reedy River clean up; Harvest Hope Food Bank; A Child’s Haven; Annie’s House; and Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. The task each day will be to provide each student with an opportunity to help someone.