Friday, September 19, 2014

Day of Caring at Camp Skimino

On Friday, September 19, over 25 staff members from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center gave a helping hand to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast as part of Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Williamsburg. Volunteers spent the day at Camp Skimino, a nearly 100 acre Girl Scout camp in Williamsburg used year-round by Girl Scouts and other community organizations. 

During the day, the volunteers split into two groups to work on improvement projects at the camp. One group volunteers put a fresh coat of paint on the Health Lodge, as well as the porch and ramp leading to the lodge. They also replaced a window and water-damaged wood on the building. The second group painted a lodge used by Girl Scouts for camping and special events. 

The annual United Way Day of Caring was established to promote volunteerism, as well as to raise awareness about organizations that are making a difference in the community. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from the business sector participate in Day of Caring and give service to nonprofit organizations to show how people working as part of a team for the common good can do great things and make a positive impact on the community.

With updated camp facilities, Girl Scouts will be able to provide an improved experience at Girl Scout camp, which provides a safe, all-girl environment where girls learn new skills, build confidence and try new things. Day of Caring was a fun-filled day of hard work, as volunteers from across the Greater Williamsburg area gave their time and energy to help build and strengthen the community.

View more photos from the day here.