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Calling For Volunteers

Dear Faithful JPB Volunteers,

It’s time to start preparing for the JPB Summer Youth Institute at Camp Allen/Houston. This year is a transition year for JPB. We will only have one (1) group at Camp Allen/Houston, giving us time to prepare for new and exciting Summer Institute sessions in 2024.

The Global Voices group (10th graders) will be traveling to Camp Allen/Houston and will be led by our friend Zak Adileh, Director of JPB in Jerusalem. Many of you will remember Zak from last year. There will be approximately 22 participants and about 5 staff (including Zak), so this is a very manageable group this year. We have worked through many issues that arose last year when we kicked off our programs again in the post pandemic era, so we have a transformational summer planned for everyone.

Our Deacon Jack Karn is very involved as the JPB Summer Institute Coordinator and is currently making all the plans for our two camps (Camp Allen/Houston and New Haven). Jack will be leading the Leadership program in New Haven as Fr. Nicholas will be in Cambridge, UK finishing up the adult EXCEL program.


Summer Institute Dates: Sunday, July 30 – August 9 Sunday, 30 July 2023 - Arrival of Holy Land participants and staff at IAH Friday, 4 August 2023 - Depart Camp Allen for Houston; destination Palmer Wednesday, 9 August 2023 - Depart for Holy Land after lunch Volunteer Orientation: Sunday, 11 June at 11:15a REQUESTS:

1. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering again this year A. Camp Allen only (July 30th – Aug 4th) B. Houston only (August 4th – Aug 9th) C. Either D. Preference

Please let me know what day(s) work for you so I can create the schedule.

2. Please let me know your Volunteer interest

A. Program Shepherd (assigned to Global Voices for program assistance) B. Meal Shepherd C. Prep for Summer Institute Activities (ordering snacks, general prep for Camp Allen/Houston; phone calls to confirm) D. Bed Set-up/ Bed Take Down E. Volunteer for Palmer Event (greeting at program, greeting at parish hall, serving food, set-up)

You can participate in more than one volunteer activity so you can let me know your preferences. I look forward to hearing from you all. With gratitude, Danna


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