BAM program brings groups to do mission work in Estill County
The playground equipment at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Ravenna is up and ready thanks to a group of teenage volunteers that worked several days last week.
The group from Canfield Presbyterian Church in Canfield, Ohio, completed the project as part of the Burnamwood Appalachian Ministries (BAM).
BAM Co-Director Patrick Jeter said Ravenna City Clerk Kim Parks and two city workers found the project for the team to do as part of their mission work while they were staying at Camp Burnamwood in Irvine.
BAM is a program that began at Camp Burnamwood in 2010. The program allows for youth groups to stay in a three-story home at the camp and while there, they are taken out into Irvine and surrounding communities to do volunteer work.
Acoording to the BAM flier available on Camp Burnamwood’s website, “This is a hassle-free mission trip for youth directors and a chance for youth to open their eyes to extreme poverty in America.”
Jeter said youth groups from surrounding communities like Winchester and Richmond attend the camp sessions. He also said groups from other states like Ohio and Indiana participate regularly.
For more information about the program contact co-directors Patrick Jeter and Emily Warren by phone at 723-2572. More information can be found by accessing the website at www.burnamwood.net.