youth ministry beyond new hampshire
Every summer a team of youth and adults from CoOS travels for a one week work-camp, presently sponsored by Group Mission Trips. In recent years, the group has traveled to New York, Ohio, Maine, and North Carolina. At work camp, the youth meet a wide variety of like-minded youth from throughout the United States. They work together in teams led by an adult to repair and paint homes in need of some care, doing tasks the owners cannot. In addition to learning basic carpentry, painting and other construction skills, the students get to know their resident(s) and develop an understanding of how others live. They also gain the experience of providing meaningful help and support to another human being, and grow personally and in their faith and understanding of God.