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About this community

The Outdoor Recreation and Creation Care Floor is an intentional living learning community, rooted in the mission of Calvin residence life, that is committed to growing intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally through wilderness based experiences, engaging conversation about environmental issues, and actively participating in environmental stewardship and sustainable living.

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  1. To foster genuine community, where Christ’s love and compassion is shown toward one another in all aspects of life, whether in the wilderness or in everyday living on the floor.
  2. Develop both outdoor recreation hard skills and wilderness based soft skills that can be applied throughout many aspects of life.
  3. Develop a better understanding of local, national, and global environmental issues and how to think and dialogue about them from a Christian perspective.
  4. Discover new sustainable practices as an intentional community that increases our care for God’s creation in our immediate living situation.