CONNRI Lodge, an adult retreat center operated by the Salvation Army, welcomed twenty members of Fellowship Place for a wonderful day of summer fun. The trip was underwritten by the Birgitta Johnson Campership Fund. Given the challenges of the past year, this day away from the city was a welcome respite for Fellowship’s clients. All who attended were fully vaccinated, and the CONNRI staff made certain safety precautions were in place. Special thanks to the Salvation Army and donors to the Campership Fund for making the trip possible.
Members of the Fellowship Place community enjoyed a wonderful vacation last week at Camp CONNRI, a vacation and retreat center sponsored by the Salvation Army. Activities ranged from boating & swimming to making S’mores around the fire pit. Our annual trip to Camp CONNRI provides our clients a welcome respite from urban life and a chance to try new things like shuffleboard and archery. Special thanks to supporters of the Birgitta Johnson Campership fund for donations to cover some of the costs associated with the trip and to the Salvation Army for their warm hospitality.
Winners of Fellowship Place’s 2019 Campership Contest were announced at Community meeting on April 9. A total of six awards were given, two for Best Art, three for Best Writing, and one for Best Overall Entry. Winners will receive a free summer vacation to Camp CONNRI, an adult vacation and retreat center in Ashford, CT. Funding is made possible by the Birgitta Johnson Campership Fund for Fellowship Place. Fellowship Place has sponsored the annual trip to CONNRI for the last five years, giving agency clients an opportunity to leave behind urban life and enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, boating, and nature walks.
Pictured: Fellowship Place Board President Anne Demchak with the winners at the award ceremony. From left to right, Don, Zane, Anne (in orange sweater), Cheryl, Betty, Ken, and Desiree.
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