New and exciting things are happening at our camps! Recently the Walmarts of Cicero and East Syracuse donated $4,000 to help Vanderkamp get their Community Farm Project off the ground! The camp will start by planting one acre of land with organically grown vegetables - using 1/2 to supplement their own kitchen, and half to give to people in need in this area. Seedlings from C & J Farms, seeds from Matthew 25 farm, and fertilizer from North Riding have been pledged, and offers to help with garden construction. There is plenty of work still to do! Walmarts' money will be put towards fencing and irrigation systems, and a shed to house the supplies for maintenance. Volunteers will be needed to help with planting, weeding, and harvesting. Read more: http://www.vk.org/wpsite/farm.
This is an example of how our camps are growing leaders who will be aware of the importance of caring for God's creation. You can help to grow leaders by supporting the Upstate New York Synod's Feed the Roots of Leadership campaign.