Compassion Camp

Compassion Camp 2012 at TEEGCOMPASSION CAMP is a week-long summer program for students who have completed grades 6-9. This day camp is sponsored jointly by the First Congregational Church of Woodstock and the East Woodstock Congregational Church. The camp provides service learning for youth in a variety of local settings. Youth take a different field trip each day and camp runs from 9 am to 3 PM.


Here’s what our youth say about Compassion Camp:
“I learned how to be more patient when we worked with the people from Center of Hope. I saw how difficult things were for them and I wanted to help in any way I could.”
“I think the blessing I got from the week was having a chance to give back.”
“ I will volunteer more often as a result of Compassion Camp.”

Begun in the summer of 2006, Compassion Camp activities have included a variety of service and recreational activities for middle school youth.

Activities have included:
Serving lunch at the Senior Café
Assisting with unified games with clients from the Center of Hope
Harvesting vegetables at the People’s Harvest Garden
Delivering donations to the Second Chance Animal Shelter
Reading with school children in Hartford
Stocking the food pantry at TEEG
Conversations with the elderly at Creamery Brook and Pierce Home
Touring the Global Village at Heifer Project Overlook Farm
Preparing a meal at the Covenant Soup Kitchen
Delivering gift baskets to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp


Over the past several summers, our campers have also enjoyed picking blueberries at Woodstock Orchards, playing Laser Tag, visiting with a Fidelco Guide Dog, relaxing with a cookout and pool party, roller skating, and playing Monster golf.

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with COMPASSION, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. ~Colossians 3:12-14