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What is Camp RHINO?
Camp RHINO is an exciting new part of the RHINO ministry at St. Charles Ave Presbyterian Church. At Camp RHINO, campers and their leaders will see that there is still much recovery work in New Orleans. Six years after Katrina, many parts of the city and many people are still struggling. At Camp RHINO, you will spend a week here, learning about the city and serving at various mission locations. These may include working at the local food bank, planting a garden or working on an urban farm project in the 9th ward, rebuilding a home with Habitat, leading a Vacation Bible School, and much more. If campers are over the age of 16, they may have the opportunity to work on a Habitat construction site. However at any mission location, you will get a glimpse into the diverse needs of the people of New Orleans, as well as an idea of the needs that might occur in your own home city.
At night, everyone will gather for dinner and activities, followed by devotion or worship. The Camp RHINO theme this year is “HOPE” and the devotions and speakers will focus on what hope has to do with faith, as well as how each camper has brought hope to the people of New Orleans and lastly, how that hope can be taken back home.
Campers will be staying at either the Brent House Hotel or Loyola University dorms. Both places provide sheets and breakfast is available for purchase as well. The Brent House has two well-priced cafeterias. Your hotel room also has a microwave and refrigerator (but no coffee pot), so you could have breakfast in your room. Lunch will be provided each day by Camp RHINO.
Your room will be a place where you can decompress after a day of hard work, think about your time in New Orleans and rest up for the next day.
Camp RHINO 2012 dates
Monday, June 11 - Sunday, June 17
Monday, June 18 - Sunday, June 24
Monday, July 16 - Sunday, July 22
Monday, July 23 - Sunday, July 29
Camp RHINO accommodates up to 30 campers during each session. Camp RHINO require one adult for every five campers. Youth ages 12-18, who have giving hearts and able bodies are welcome…no skill set required! The cost per RHINO campers is $300. This fee includes lodging, most meals, building supplies and other expenses for the work sites, and a Camp RHINO water bottle.
Click here to download the Camp RHINO Brochure.
A non-refundable deposit of $50/camper is due to reserve your space. The final payment is due by May 1, 2012.
To register, Click here to download the Camp RHINO group interest form. Once that is received, you will be contacted by Avery Strada to discuss availability and details. Your spaces will be confirmed once your deposit is received! If you have questions call Avery at (504) 897-0101 ext 111. Please send completed forms to:
St. Charles Ave Presbyterian Church
Avery Strada, RHINO
1545 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
or fax to (504) 897-0105