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DaySpring’s Summer Camps Serve Homeless, Urban Agriculture
Youth Programs - August 6, 2019

PARRISH – The 2019 season for DaySpring Summer Camp has just finished. For 2019, DaySpring Summer Camp welcomed over 250 campers to our campus. Campers came from Episcopal Churches in Southwest Florida and from across the region to enjoy six, week-long sessions.

For 2019, the camp devoted two sessions to local mission work in Southwest Florida. High School campers attending camp from  June 23-28 served at homeless ministries in the diocese, including THORN Ministries, Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, Our Daily Bread and Turning Points in Bradenton with chaplains the Rev. Bryan O’Carroll of Holy Innocents, Valrico and the Rev. Christian Maxfield of All Souls, North Ft. Myers.

Our Middle School Mission Camp, which ran from July 14-19, included off-site work at the urban agriculture project at St. Augustine’s, St. Petersburg called Benison Farm. It also included volunteer work at Big Cat Habitat and a coastal cleanup and canoe trip along the Manatee River in Parrish. Chaplains were Jackie Overton and the Rev. Janet Tunnell.

Pictured above are youth counselors for 2019; inset, campers on location at the High School Mission Camp.

A full set of photographs from the six DaySpring camps of 2019 is available HERE.