Opening Day at Cross Roads
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Rain Date: May 22
Join us for “Opening Day at Cross Roads,” a fun work-day event hosted by the New Jersey Synod Youth Ministry Mission Team and Cross Roads. Youth groups, families, and congregational groups are invited to come to camp to volunteer with a few projects as we get camp ready for the summer season. It will be a day of fun, socially distanced fellowship, and giving back to camp. There will be projects for all skill levels that will be done in family groups and well-distanced. Lunch will be included. We’ll conclude the day with an outdoor camp worship service to celebrate the start of the season.
What To Bring
- Masks are required for all participants
- A willing spirit and enthusiasm! 🙂
- Comfortable closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty or painted
- A refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen and/or a hat
- Work gloves (recommended)
- A camp chair or blanket for the outdoor worship service (recommended)
- Rakes, pitch forks, spades, gardening tools, paint supplies, and other tools (recommended)
Schedule of the Day (subject to change)
9:00 am Arrival and light breakfast provided; welcome and project assignments
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Work on projects in socially distanced way
12:00 pm Lunch (provided by Cross Roads)
1:00 pm Finish projects and clean up
3:00 pm Closing outdoor worship and departure
**Please note: Projects will be distanced to keep everyone safe. Masks are required. If you experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend.**
Other ways to Support Cross Roads Through Thrivent Financial
Join a Thrivent Work Day: Participate in a member workday at one of five camps across the region. Volunteers will engage in activities such as cleaning, painting, light carpentry, raking, planting and spreading mulch. There’s something for every skill level. You’ll also share a meal, hear a Northeast Thrivent Member Network update, and receive a Live Generously T-shirt.
Lead a Thrivent Action Team: Don’t live near a Thrivent Work Day site? Apply for and lead a Thrivent Action Team to support a camp near you.* You could host a service project or fundraiser to benefit that organization. Visit Thrivent.com/ActionTeams to learn more and apply.
*This Action Team would count as one of the two allocated to benefit members annually and the one allotted to associate members.
Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars or Make A Personal Donation: Visit Thrivent.com/Choice to do one of the following: Support your favorite camp by directing Thrivent Choice dollars their way OR Make a personal donation to your camp of choice through the Thrivent Choice portal.
All administrative fees will be covered by Thrivent, so 100% of your donation goes directly to Cross Roads!