RJP Builds New Camp Store as Service Project
A camp in Honeybrook, PA received a new camp store and snack bar courtesy of RJP. Camp at the Old Mill is a Christian camp that brings inner city kids to for both day trips and overnight stays. Kids come from Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, and Coatesville. For many of these kids, it will be the first time they have been outside of their home cities. Program director Josh Crans explained, “Volunteers actually pay to come serve at the camp. This is a mission trip for them. People think you need to go abroad to serve, but Coatesville is full of broken homes, families living far below the poverty line, and many other issues, and this is just 15 minutes away from Downingtown.” Kids are able enjoy arts and crafts, sports, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and archery among other activities while being taught the Gospel.
RJP teamed up with local construction companies and contractors to complete the project. We wanted to serve our local community and Camp at Old Mill gave us the opportunity with this project. The first floor is a snack bar, where kids can get a drink or something to eat free of charge. The second floor is planned on serving as a camp store with shirts, mugs, etc. and lounge area for counselors or campers to hang out. We were excited to see campers and counselors line up outside the snack bar on its opening day for a snack or cool drink in the hot summer afternoon. To learn more about Camp at Old Mill, you can visit their website www.campatoldmill.org