Did you know that the small neighborhood of Binghampton is home to families from more than 20 different nations? This summer, students from Christ Church spent their afternoons with children from these nations at the Refugee Empowerment Program (REP) summer camp.
Every Thursday, the group planned a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) project for elementary kids in the ministry’s summer program. The groups built towers and mazes and also participated in an egg drop from a three-story window. For many of the children at REP, these Student Serve days were their first hands-on experience with STEAM subjects.
“Helping at REP was such a great experience,” said sophomore Hannah Grace Winkle. “All the kids were super fun, and it was incredible to serve and bless these children with God’s love!” Several Christ Church students will return throughout the year for REP’s after-school programming.