2009 Workcamps

Photos from the 2009 Workcamps offered by the Church of the Brethren's Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The program had another successful season, with 31 workcamps and over 700 participants. Jeanne Davies served as coordinator, assisted by Brethren Volunteer Service worker Meghan Horne, Rebekah Houff, and Emily Laprade. Click on a photo below to view images in larger format, with captions.


Workcampers, 2009
Workcampers, 2009

The 2009 workcamp t-shirt lists all the work sites for the year
The 2009 workcamp t-shirt lists all the work sites for the year

Working in the nation's capital
Working in the nation's capital

The We Are Able workcamp gathers
The We Are Able workcamp gathers

Introduction to the warehouse at the Brethren Service Center
Introduction to the warehouse at the Brethren Service Center

We Are Able workcampers in the warehouse at New Windsor
We Are Able workcampers in the warehouse at New Windsor

Assembling SERRV items
Assembling SERRV items

Junior high workcamp group at Pump House Ministries
Junior high workcamp group at Pump House Ministries

Junior highers work with canned goods
Junior highers work with canned goods

Workcamper shows off shawl
Workcamper shows off shawl

Evidence of hard work
Evidence of hard work

Tijuana workcamp visits Mexico
Tijuana workcamp visits Mexico

The workcamp group in Tijuana
The workcamp group in Tijuana

A scene from Tijuana
A scene from Tijuana

Shoveling cement in Mexico
Shoveling cement in Mexico

Workcamper helps children with schoolwork
Workcamper helps children with schoolwork

Workcampers paint a house in Tijuana
Workcampers paint a house in Tijuana

The Camp Myrtlewood workcamp group
The Camp Myrtlewood workcamp group

In the kitchen at Camp Myrtlewood
In the kitchen at Camp Myrtlewood

Workcamp shifts logs at Camp Myrtlewood
Workcamp shifts logs at Camp Myrtlewood

Caring for creation
Caring for creation

Close encounter with a snake
Close encounter with a snake

Germantown workcamp is held at historic church
Germantown workcamp is held at historic church

A moment of prayer
A moment of prayer

Workcampers join hands in Germantown, Pa.
Workcampers join hands in Germantown, Pa.

Working at the PhilAbundance Food Bank
Working at the PhilAbundance Food Bank

"May your spirits lift up..."
"May your spirits lift up..."

Pastor Richard Kyerematen
Pastor Richard Kyerematen

A free car wash
A free car wash

Advertising free car wash and free lemonade
Advertising free car wash and free lemonade

Moving pallets at the church's General Offices
Moving pallets at the church's General Offices

Workcamp at food bank
Workcamp at food bank

Group works at John Kline Homestead
Group works at John Kline Homestead

Are we having fun yet?
Are we having fun yet?

Spinning thread the old-fashioned way
Spinning thread the old-fashioned way

Group does work at Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center
Group does work at Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center

An intergenerational workcamp group
An intergenerational workcamp group

Intergenerational group works at Brethren Service Center
Intergenerational group works at Brethren Service Center

Packing items for SERRV
Packing items for SERRV

Experiencing Brethren Service
Experiencing Brethren Service

Workcamp group at A Place Apart
Workcamp group at A Place Apart

A Place Apart
A Place Apart

A pickup helps the effort
A pickup helps the effort

Vermont logs are tough!
Vermont logs are tough!

Director Chris Douglas joins in the work
Director Chris Douglas joins in the work

A time for study and sharing
A time for study and sharing

Foursquare!!
Foursquare!!

Fun with packing materials!
Fun with packing materials!

Music is part of the workcamp experience
Music is part of the workcamp experience

A cheerful workcamp wave
A cheerful workcamp wave

Happy birthday!
Happy birthday!

Workcampers jump on the Oregon shore
Workcampers jump on the Oregon shore

Will jump for milk?
Will jump for milk?

Brethren jump in Mexico
Brethren jump in Mexico

Sunset on the Oregon coast
Sunset on the Oregon coast

Sunset over Ashland
Sunset over Ashland

Sunset in Tijuana, Mexico
Sunset in Tijuana, Mexico


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