We are thrilled to welcome a new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, known as Gold Four, to Camp Sealth!
AmeriCorps NCCC is a national service program for young adults ages 18-24 whose mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. The NCCC unit engages 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service annually. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development. In partnership with non-profits like Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
Gold Four will be staying at Camp Sealth through the end of March. They will be working on minor building renovations and dock and trail maintenance at Camp Sealth. They will also build a brand new storage shed!
Team members include Team Leader Jacqueline Sams who hails from Laurel, Maryland, Media Representative Jacqueline Bender from Stanhope, New Jersey, Physical Training Coordinator Isaac Courchesne-Owades from Maui, Hawaii, Peer Helpers Samantha Farnsworth from Canandaigua, New York and Gary Ferreira from Westborough, Massachusetts, Assistant Team Leader William Fitzhugh from Frankford, Delaware, Environmental Liaison Benjamin Mercil from Mentor, Minnesota, Safety Representative James Wahldice from Wapello, Iowa and Litakay Wilson from Winston Salem, North Carolina who is the Life After AmeriCorps Representative and is responsible for helping the team set future goals.
Samantha shares, “I am really excited for our project at Camp Sealth and to experiencing more of the outdoors through trail building, beach cleanup, dock cleaning, and much more!”
Thank you Gold Four! We are thrilled to have you with us!