5 reasons we are celebrating 2015
We want to share all of the good things happening with Urban Mountain Adventures! Read through this and then we hope you will keep up with us as we continue serving and making a difference in 2016!
# 1 Give Adventure:
This past Spring we partnered with Keller Williams during our Give Adventure fundraising campaign. With their generosity and help we successfully raised 50 adventure sponsorships ($10,200)! Each sponsorship provided one child with the opportunity to attend a week long Summer Camp at Pine Valley Bible Camp, a three day backpacking trip, full day rafting and a full day rappelling! We were so blessed to see our community step up and give our kids the gift of adventure!
# 2 Spring Break:
River rafting, camping, and backpacking ... oh my! You name the adventure, the UMA youth conquered it during their spring break this year! Each of our girls' and boys' groups spent a day throwing fears and hesitations overboard with each wave they hit, rafting down the James River. We also have to take a minute to brag on our Jr. girls group who completed their first overnight backpacking trip while our Sr. girls group was having a great time camping!
# 3 Summer Camp:
In June we transported 25 kids to Pine Valley Bible Camp in Pennsylvania. The kids spent 6 days swimming in the pool, riding horses, playing in the creek and so much more! It was an awesome time that our youth got to connect with other young believers and strengthen their faith in Christ.
# 4 Fall Retreat:
In October we took our teens out for a long weekend retreat to Thomas Road Outpost in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We spent time reconnecting from our busy Fall season while roasting marshmallows, playing lots of games and of course the boys loved fishing. Our Fall Retreat is always a favorite among the kids and this was definitely the best retreat yet!
# 5 We're Growing:
If you haven't heard the exciting news, UMA is expanding it's reach from downtown Lynchburg up into Amherst County! We are so thankful for how God has used us in the past and ask for your prayers as we move together into 2016 with an even greater impact! You can keep up with UMA Amherst on their Facebook page!
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