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CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 2017 IMPACT TERM BLOGS

 

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2017 DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL TRIPS

  • An amazing exploration of Ireland and London! Students will have the opportunity to explore Dublin and then fly to London. While in London, students will see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Stonehenge. They will also be working with YWAM on local outreach opportunities. Come have the trip of a lifetime!

  • Students will experience hiking in a National Park, and participate in “A Christian Ministry in the National Parks” a grassroots student led ministry—hiking, worshiping and experiencing nature.

  • Students will be head to Puerto Rico to explore the island, get to know the culture and work at a local school. Prior to the trip, the students will plan several fundraisers to raise money to bring to this school. This will allow us to begin to have our hearts broken for the children in Puerto Rico and really seek God during the trip. Students will also have opportunities to visit various areas of the island including San Juan, the capital, a national forest, a beach, snorkeling and a canoe trip in Bioluminescent Bay. Students will also get to experience the culture through Puerto Rican food and for those who take Spanish with me, practice the language in a real work setting. They will also spend time in a devotional each day to ensure that our trip is based on God's purpose for us being there and that we are open to hear his words through the beauty of the island and the school children. 

  • Students will be working with Living Hope ministering to the poor and needy in the Townships. They will see the gorgeous sites of Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain, Cape Point and Green Market Square will be highlighted. They will get to stay in a beach house on the shores of beautiful Noordhoek beach. South Africa has become a staple trip for CCHS I-Term and your student will not return the same. Putting your deposit down before summer is recommended.

 

2017 LOCAL I-TERM PROJECTS

  • Students will be working with local animal shelters assisting in all areas, from cleaning up animal environments, to preparing animals for adoption. Students in this class will call and coordinate volunteers, organize conservation clean-up, do research and assisting shelters to meet the needs of the community.

  • Students will be given the opportunity to serve on our very own campus. Projects will be developed based upon the needs of the campus  coordinator. Cleaning, painting, and sprucing up our campus, as well as completing some projects at the district office campus will be the order of business.

  • Delano Bay Christian Camp is a beautiful center for Christian activity located on the Puget Sound near Penn Rose State Park, about a one hour drive from Tacoma. In the summer, the sights and sounds of young people enjoying Delano Bay Christian Youth Camps tell a wonderful story. A dining hall full of exuberant youngsters at mealtime; Bible classes on a grassy hillside, under trees and on cabin porches; fierce competition in a game of capture the flag; the blending of voices in praise around a campfire; the serenity of watching the rising moon reflected in the bay. These are among the ingredients which give the camp its life-enriching impact on youth. This I-term offers students a chance to help the camp get ready for the camping season. We will tackle painting, construction and other crucial jobs that will help prepare the camp. On the last day we plan on Kayaking over to Penn Rose State Park.

  • This class will provide students with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of CCS elementary students by tutoring in classrooms. Students may also provide general assistance to teachers and may have the opportunity to teach a portion of a class.

  • The work: (from HfH siteJ Pull together your friends, your family, your co-workers and have fun making a difference. Volunteer groups are a critical piece of our new home construction, as well as our home repair projects. We welcome all types of groups – corporate, faith-based, non-profit, education, civic and community groups. (That’s us!)
    The community: Pasco (and great Tri-Cities area) has a very different demographic of people and incomes than our I-5 corridor. We would be serving a community that has double in size in the last 20 years, but also has 50% of people below the poverty line.
    The fun: Multinomah Falls, Maryhill Museum, The Reach Museum, maybe visiting the Hanford Reservation, The confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers, and other explorations!

  • We will be advertising, collecting and delivering wish list items to the patients and families of Seattle Children's Hospital. These patients and families have been through many earthly trials and sometimes it can be hard to hold on to the hope of Christ when things like disease keep them down. We are going to give them a shoulder to prop up on by fulfilling their wishes, praying for them, and sending them uplifting letters they can reread and cherish for as long as it gives them hope. We are going to love on those families that are trying to stay strong for their little ones. We are going to help remind them that Jesus loves them and that he knows they are doing a great job and that they are strong!

  • Puyallup has homeless people who are most in need of help during the cold, winter nights of the year. This I-Term will join with a local church to provide services for the homeless during these months. As a team, we will volunteer 3 hours a night every other week during the months of January through March with one additional follow-up visit during I-Term week. The service will involve preparing and serving meals, setting up cots, handing out clothing, providing fellowship and any other needs that might become apparent during the time you work.

  • CCS ambassadors will greet International students arriving to our campus in February. This experience will include a cultural emersion for our friends from China and Japan. University of Washington,  Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Big Wheel, and other opportunities to learn about our great community may be included.

  • This I term opportunity will take place at “The Father’s Ranch” Omak WA. The ranch is an organization that works with women and teenage girls who are wounded and hurting, and are in the process of healing after confronting some of life’s most difficult situations. The plan is to join in God’s work at the ranch during iTerm week, and lend a helping hand wherever they can. It is sure to be an eye-opening and life-changing experience, for anyone who has a heart for coming alongside the hurting heart to see healing.

  • Sambica is an I-Term that will allow us to give a helping hand at the campground and have a taste of the camp experience at night. Sambica is a summer campground and a retreat center located by Lake Sammamish. We will be staying on the campground and get-ting to know each other through service projects, dining together, playing games, messages and having cabin times. The service projects in the past have been painting, demolition, pressure washing, etc. We will be told the specific jobs of the week when we arrive at the camp.

  • “Sound Impact” is an opportunity to serve with two local organizations, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at The University of Washington (Seattle) and CareNet Pregnancy Resource Centers of Puget Sound. RUF is an evangelical ministry whose purpose is to preach the gospel and create a fellowship of Christians at The University of Washington (Seattle). CareNet is dedicated to providing ultrasounds, clothing, and other needed materials for mothers who find themselves in crisis pregnancies, as well as providing information so that mothers might choose life over abortion. As an I-Term, our goal is to help grow awareness of these two ministries at our school through our partnership, serve the ministry workers themselves, and learn about how we can become more involved in the success of these ministries after high school.

  • Do you love sports!? Do you enjoy ministering to young kids? Then participating in a sports camp is the perfect I-term for you. Be a light for God through sports, and youth outreach by teaming up and serving CCS Puyallup Elementary. Every day we will meet around 12:00, pray, pick activities, and head over to Puyallup elementary to serve their extended care kiddos. By teaching them sportsmanship, healthy living and how to build sports skills, we will minister to kids what it means to be on “God’s team” and how we can be good sports in our faith! Serve God, serve your community and have fun while you do it!

  • Students on this team will be working at the South Seattle Dream Center to reach and assist struggling families in the South Seattle area. This team will go out into South Seattle suburbs to reach out to those in need. Just as in inner cities, the suburbs are full of ruined and destroyed lives. Each student will be able to put their gifting and talent to use through the many and varied outreaches. Expect God to use each member in unbelievable ways.

  • In this course, students will learn about the animals, their habitats and conservation programs supported by Woodland Park Zoo. Over the course of this project, our high school students will interact with 3rd grade students at the CCS Puyallup Elementary campus. They will be preparing them for a field trip to Woodland Park Zoo, where the CCS students will be the tour guides as we explore the zoo together. In addition to learning about conservation programs and zoo tours, the students in this class will conduct a service project at the Woodland Park Zoo during the IMPACT week in April.

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