William Penn Quaker Workcamps 2015

Community Gardens; Community Health

This Workcamp was held in Washington, DC, this Workcamp focused on the role that community gardens can play in a healthy community.  Participants from Lancaster and Downingtown Friends Meetings, as well as three students from Sidwell Friends School spent a week doing a range of activities engaged in gardens and community relations, all with a vision that healthy watersheds include not just clean water but healthy people and healthy relationships.  

       

While this Workcamp is over, we welcome people near and far to explore ways to continue the work of building gardens and building community here in DC and in your own community. And look for more information about next year's program in Spring 2016. 

Pine Ridge Workcamp

For the 6th consecutive year, we were in South Dakota in service and in fellowship fellowship with residents on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Participants came from DC, SC, OH and WA this year.  Workcamp colleague Mike Gray has led Workcamps to Pine Ridge, SD for almost 3 decades, developing deep connections in the Lakota reservation.   

    

 

In addition to these Workcamp, we welcome groups - formal and informal - to consider a Workcamp tailored to your own needs in Washington DC or rural West Virginia, where we engage in energy and environmental issues through the lens of service.  Please contact Brad for more information. 

All Workcamps will have plenty of activities in addition to service work, and each group will have a say in deciding some of what we do.  These are multi-generational Workcamps.  Youth under 14 will need a parent or guardian to participate.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Brad.