High School WorkCamp 2022
The High School WorkCamp is a weeklong service opportunity for teens to travel on the east coast to help others in need. Home repair is a big part of this excursion but spending time with the residents and sharing the Gospel is at the center of this service. Generally, this mission trip is a non-denominational camp and our Catholic students learn that with every Christian tradition, there is the heart to love and to serve our fellow brother and sister.
Remember: In order to hold your spot, you must REGISTER and submit a non-refundable $50 deposit. The deposit will be credited to the student's overall total needed to attend the trip (cost around $500). This can be dropped off in the administration building marked for OLGC Youth Ministry.
"Electric City Workcamp"
The city of Scranton is at a crossroads. It is a vibrant community with a chic urban vibe. The downtown is alive with magnificent restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and other small businesses, and the surrounding neighborhoods boast some of the most eye-catching historic homes you’ll find in the state, maybe even the country.
Yet, the city itself is financially distressed, and living within its limits has become increasingly more expensive and riskier; taxpayers have been asked to shoulder more of the burdens and are choosing to flee to suburbs kinder to wallets.
Due to the added financial stress of staying or buying in the city, more longtime homeowners of modest income cannot afford to hire help to keep up with their homes, and many, given the aging population, do not have the ability to do the work themselves. Neighborhood pride and morale are heading toward perhaps an all-time low.
Folks here know in their hearts that Scranton is a great place to live and can return to its heyday, but they also can use more reason to believe.
The pick-me-up provided by an army of Workcamp participants brightens neighborhoods and adds a far-reaching impact that lasts for years to come.