The North Greenville men's volleyball team spent two days at Camp Greenville in the mountains of the Upstate and lent numerous hands to help clear the camp's iconic first view of the surrounding valley and mountains.
The Crusaders, along with head coach Fred Battenfield and assistant coach Amber Schinzing, spent the night at the Camp and took a hike in 30 degree temperatures to Pretty Place in the evening and at sunrise to witness one of the most beautiful views in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Then, Saturday morning, the team spent three hours cutting brush and small trees on the hillside near the camp, often standing at 45 degree angles. "It was a little challenging for us because we had to battle greenbrier thorns, cat claw vines and wild grape vines in addition to standing at an angle all morning," Battenfield said. "But, we had a beautiful day to work and we were thrilled to be able to assist a great Christian organization like the YMCA in their efforts to bring children to know Jesus at Camp Greenville.
It wasn't all work as the team also got to zip line across the camp's lake and enjoyed several other of the amenities offered at the camp on the road to Caesar's Head.
Schinzing works part time at the Camp, and was instrumental in getting the volleyball team up to the mountains for the clearing project.