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Brother Rice Edmund Rice Camp

The Standard: Edmund Rice Camp 2015

By: Daniel Sweeney ’15

Every summer, students of Brother Rice, under the leadership of Mrs. Michelle England and Mr. Joe Augustyn, participate in the only best offers Edmund Rice Camp (ERC). The ERC is a nonprofit organization run by Brother Rice students that gives a camp experience to underprivileged elementary school students. Throughout the school year, these students participate in fundraising activities in hopes of reaching a certain amount of money to help fund the camp. The camp is then run for a week in the summer.

This year, the students of Edmund Rice Camp have collected money through a wide variety of fundraising activities. From participating in the Chicago City Chase Scavenger Hunt to helping with the Polar Plunge, the students of ERC have definitely kept busy trying to achieve their goal.

Senior camp leader Ryan Ludwig said, “Edmund Rice Camp is a great opportunity for students at Brother Rice to live out their faith, have fun, and give back to a community that has given so much to them.”

Brother Rice students of all ages are welcome to participate in the Edmund Rice Camp. Although service hours are definitely available, the volunteers of Edmund Rice Camp participate in an attempt to help others and give back to the less fortunate. “You do get service hours,” says senior leader Liam Millerick, “but this camp is so much more than that. We are able to visit our site work with those who have been given less than us, and help them have a great camp experience.”

This year the Edmund Rice Camp will take place from June 15 through June 19. The next meeting for Edmund Rice Camp will be held on Sunday, April 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. in the chapel. All students are welcome.

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