Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie Wateree CampSalkehatchie is a yearly mission providing much needed home repair services to people in our own community.  Salkehatchie involves meeting for one week each summer for work on houses needing repair.  You will sweat and ache from various tasks like climbing, lifting, and painting; but you will be enriched beyond measure as you demonstrate God’s love through service to others!  

There are many camps throughout South Carolina, but Lyttleton Street United Methodist is proud, along with other local United Methodist Churches, to help provide the Wateree Camp locally. Click on the image below to learn more about the program from the official website:

Salkehatchie

Wateree Camp History

Soon after our WARM winter weatherization project began in 1989, we began dreaming of starting a Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp in Camden. Mr. Jake Watson, a member of Lyttleton Street UMC who had helped start CCM, was a big supporter of local missions and made contacts with Col. Lanning Risher at Camden Military Academy, proposing he allow us to use their campus for a week during the summer. He was happy to accommodate a camp, and in June of 1991 the first Wateree Camp was held. CMA let Salkehatchie use their barracks, dining facilities, kitchen, and game room, all at no cost.

Salkehatchie Camden, SCWateree Salkehatchie camp was one of the very few in which campers had bunk beds (or any kind of beds) in which to sleep at night. CMA was home for Wateree Salkehatchie until 2004 when they began a summer school program and needed their facilities during the summer. Lyttleton Street UMC became our home, with campers sleeping on air mattresses on the Family Life Center and upstairs in the Education Building. Many of our church members, along with other local United Methodist Churches help provide meals and snacks during the week of Salkehatchie, and numerous church members register for camp and work with the youth to make repairs on the homes each summer. Salkehatchie has repaired approximately 132 homes in the 22 years that Wateree Salkehatchie has been co-sponsored by Lyttleton Street UMC.  See our slideshow below.

 

It is time to register for Salkehatchie Summer Service at www.salkehatchie.org   There are 50 camps around South Carolina. Camps can fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible. Our church will cover $100 of the registration fee.   Please don’t let your teenagers miss out on this life-changing ministry! Wateree Salkehatchie will be held at our church on June 18-25th! Please call Adam Lostetter (803-600-4954), Amy Pope (432-5359) or Richard Hagins (432-4956) with questions.

 

To view the WLTX interview from this year’s camp, clink the following link:

http://www.wltx.com/mb/news/kids-helping-the-homeless-/451072281