The Friends of Sawyerville is a group that volunteers throughout the year by helping at events, writing thank you notes, and generally jumping in when needed. This is a great way to stay involved and to spend time with friends. All are welcome!
The Friends of Sawyerville will next meet at St. Stephen's, Birmingham in Room 229 on December 13th to wrap donated books for the campers who attend the Christmas party. Drop in anytime from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Volunteer staff applications for Summer 2018 will open in January. If you have questions about serving on staff, please contact Crystal Jones.
Financial Support We need your tax-deductible donations to continue our free high-quality programming in Hale County. Though a percentage of funding comes from the Diocese, Sawyerville Day Camp and the Yellowhammer Learning Project rely heavily on funding and support from other sources. Since no one pays to attend the Yellowhammer Learning Project, to attend camp, or to staff camp, all of the money needed must be raised.
Supplies Host a supply drive at your church or office to collect items like bathing suits, pool towels, and books for the campers; snacks for the staff; and school supplies for the Yellowhammer Learning Program.
To volunteer to collect supplies, please contact our Supply Drive Coordinator. She'll give you instructions and include your donation in our inventory so we don't have more than we need or can handle!
Meals Prepare and serve a meal for our hungry staff! Volunteers from parishes, offices, small groups, and Sunday School classes come from all over to serve lunch or dinner for our staff of roughly 100-130 people. We're also looking for groups to provide meals at the Yellowhammer Learning Program's Parent Nights. At Parent Night, we welcome the students and their parents for dinner, free childcare, and a program for the parents.
Tour the Camp and the Learning Program During the summer, we welcome groups of 5-8 people to visit Sawyerville Day Camp and the Yellowhammer Learning Program. Both are sights to see! To schedule a tour, contact Claire Cotten.
Request a Presentation We offer presentations to parishes and groups who would like to learn more about Sawyerville Day Camp and the Yellowhammer Learning Program. The length of the presentation is flexible, but we usually speak for 45 minutes to an hour, and we love to share our documentary videos. To request a presentation, contact Claire Cotten.
Follow Us Be sure to like and follow Sawyerville Day Camp and the Yellowhammer Learning Program on social media! When you share our posts, you help to share this amazing program with others.
Prayer Partners support our staff by praying for them as they serve. Besides praying for them by name each day, Prayer Partners also write four letters of encouragement for the staff to read during the week.
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Linda Kennedy, our Prayer Partner Coordinator. Let Linda know which session you would like to write for. She will then give you the name of a staff person to pray for and write to.
Write four notes of encouragement starting the note "Dear Prayer Partner." There could potentially be a last minute change in staff, and in the past we've had to make quick adjustments!
Sign the first three letters "Your Prayer Partner." Sign the fourth and final letter with your name and contact information.
Letters should come from your heart. They do not need to be long, just kind words that will support the staff as they serve some of God's precious children.
Place the letters in four separate envelopes. Do not seal the envelopes.
You may include small tokens (no food or gum please!) in the envelopes, but they must fit inside the envelopes.
On the outside of the envelopes, write your staff member's name and the day they should receive that letter, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, or Day 4.
Send your finished letters to Linda Kennedy or to All Saints' Episcopal Church in Homewood no later than the date indicated for your session. If your church has a large number of Prayer Partners and is not in Birmingham, let us know, and we will make arrangements to pickup your letters.