10 Jul Gratus Team Harvests Potatoes at Camp Twin Lakes Farm
Dedicated to helping others in our community, the Gratus Team recently volunteered at Camp Twin Lakes. The nonprofit organization provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats for Georgian children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.
Camp Twin Lakes collaborates with nearly 60 different nonprofit organizations to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities.
The Gratus Team Charge
The Gratus Team was tasked with harvesting more than 548 pounds of potatoes, all grown on site at the camp’s sustainable teaching farm. Every potato will be converted into farm-fresh french fries, mashed potatoes, and other wholesome dishes. In fact, almost every meal served at the camp has some component that originated on the farm. All in all, our harvesting will feed approximately 800 campers this summer and saved the camp staff a full day of working in the potato fields.
After farming, we received an in-depth tour of the camp’s grounds. Along the way, all of us gained a deeper understanding of just how Camp Twin Lakes creates impactful and life-changing experiences for children facing serious challenges. After much reflection, we also hold a new perspective on how farming education can help to instill strength and confidence in those facing adversity.
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As strong advocates of volunteerism and charitable giving, we encourage you to explore volunteer opportunities with Camp Twin Lakes. Or, if you’re pressed for time, then please consider supporting their Wish List requests or planned giving efforts.