DEWITT — A number of Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) students volunteered at Camp Alverna in Fayetteville this summer.
Camp Alverna is a day camp held over five days in August, offering children from the city of Syracuse an opportunity to connect with God’s creation and learn about nature, peacemaking and caring for the earth. The camp is funded by donations and free of charge to attendees. Volunteers of all ages from teens to senior citizens planned and executed the activities. All activities were infused with the Franciscan value of caring for the earth. Each day the children participated in four morning activities such as conflict resolution, nature crafts (making bird houses), outdoor activities (i.e. pond ecology), and swimming. The afternoon included a special event (storyteller, African drummer, birds of prey) and more swimming. The children were given a nutritious breakfast and lunch prepared by the volunteers.
Pictured above at the camp are Sister Margaret Patrick Fay, OSF, Administrator at Camp Alverna; Rosalee Winderl, Clare Pierret, Anna Schug, James McGlynn, Anna Do, Webb Little, Tony Do, Anthony Santaro, Brianna Delaney, Christine-Carolyn Calimlim, Trevor Dugas and Stephen Predmore. Missing from the photo are Brett VanPatten and Jacob VanPatten.