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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School
861 Evander Holyfield Highway
Fayetteville, GA 30214
http://mercycatholic.org

     

This camp is an “Elevate” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2018 and older.

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SCHOOL FACTS

  • Program Area is in an auditorium. Air-conditioned gym is used for team break-outs.
  • The campers sleep in air-conditioned classrooms. The classrooms normally have around 20 people in each room.
  • Shower Facilities: Women showers are stalls: 8 Youth/8 Adult (18+). Men showers are in communal showers in the Field House with separate shower areas for Youth and Adult (18+).
  • The entire school is air-conditioned. The school has hung hooks in the hallways for our towels and swimsuits.  There are outdoor fields, gyms, and cross-country trails for free time, as well as a beautiful chapel that seats 60 students used for daily rosary.

WORKSITE INFORMATION

Although Atlanta is a prosperous and growing city, there is much despair in the areas we will be serving. There is a growing and perpetual poverty level that seems to continue as the city grows. CHWC will be working in Atlanta’s poverty-stricken communities and campers will discover the rewards that come from Christian service.

Here in Atlanta we work with a lot of Amazing Agencies! Worksites are predominantly painting revitalization, minor repairs, and Social Agencies (food bank, soup kitchen, children’s hospice, low-income schools, shelters) We do not have daycare sites. Atlanta is HOT and HUMID; we have many jobs that are outdoors, so during the week of camp, please remember to drink plenty of water, eat all meals, and bring a lot of sunscreen.

FREE DAY ACTIVITIES

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Six Flags Over Georgia

Atlanta is home to the largest theme park in the Southeast. Six Flags boasts 11 roller coasters, thrill rides and water rides. During summer months, let the kids bring their swimsuits and enjoy Six Flags’ extensive water features, from wave pools to wild water slides.

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overgeorgia/index.asp 

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Stone Mountain Park

While Stone Mountain Park appeals to all ages, it offers some attractions especially suited to ‘tweens and teens, particularly those who prefer a little adrenaline rush. Geyser Towers and SkyHike offer fun and challenging rope courses with a variety of obstacles for an active adventure. You can also enjoy a ride on the Ducks (1940’s era Army DUKWs) through Stone Mountain Lake – a great way to cool off and learn some history. Stone Mountain is loaded with more permanent and seasonal offerings. Just check the daily schedule online.

http://www.stonemountainpark.com

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World of Coca-Cola

The story of Coca-Cola is told through fascinating exhibits, an eye-popping collection of memorabilia, classic radio and television ads, a fanciful representation of the bottling process and a futuristic soda fountain. This is Located near the Georgia Aquarium and are often enjoyed together.
http://www.woccatlanta.com 

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Six Flags White Water

Six Flags White Water is a 69-acre water park located northwest of Atlanta, in unincorporated Cobb County. With water slides including  Bahama Bob SlideTornadoThe CliffhangerDragon’s Tail, and Black River Falls.

https://www.sixflags.com/whitewater

georgia aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

Ocean and sea animal lovers will enjoy spending time and viewing exhibits at Georgia Aquarium. You can sign up for a live animal encounter with penguins, otters or dolphins to experience these animals up close and personal.

http://www.georgiaaquarium.org

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Shoot the Hooch

How about something a little different with an afternoon on the Chattahoochee River? “Shoot the Hooch” via kayak, tube or paddle board, or take a canoe trip with an experienced guide at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

http://shootthehooch.com