Serving Across the Diocese of Alabama
Sawyerville is a free day camp for children and youth ages 6-14 living in Hale County. Campers are offered a safe space to learn, pray, and play. Transportation, meals and snacks are provided. Daily activities include Bible lessons, games, arts and crafts, and every camper’s favorite – swimming. At the beginning of the session, each camper receives a free water bottle, backpack, bathing suit, pool towel, and a book of their choosing. These items are lovingly donated by Episcopal parishes around the diocese (including St. Stephen’s) and they are a beautiful sign of hospitality for the campers.
Foothills is a free summer day camp taking place at Camp Lee in Anniston, for children ages 6-10; most of whom would not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. The camp is staffed by high school aged young people, college students, and adults of all ages from all over the Anniston area and the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. St. Stephen’s contributes financially to Foothills and each year parishioners drive to the camp and provide a BBQ dinner with all the trimmings for the staff volunteers.