Every summer since 1993
Park Street Church
has sent a group of volunteers to the Czech Republic to teach English at
a summer camp for young people.
We have always gone at the invitation of one or another congregation of
the Czech Církev Bratrská
, a denomination with which Park Street
Church has had a relationship for over a hundred years.
The 1993 camp was in Husinec and Kaplice, 1994 in Děčín, 1995 and 1996
in Husinec again, and since 1997 in Hronov, working with the congregation
In July of 2002 we were again in Hronov, working with a new congregation
from Nové Město nad Metují.
Last summer the congregation in Nové Město nad Metují was too busy
with construction of a new church building to have time for an English
camp, but we went anyhow, to help them build.
You can read here
a letter I sent out in 2003
to people I hope will continue to support us.
The letter from 2002 gives more information about the English camps, and you
can read it here
In 2002 several team members requested a brief summary
of English grammar.
Since the camp is primarily aimed at improving fluency and communication
skills in English, we rarely need to be authorities in the formalities of
A careful description, however, can still be helpful for the occasional
question, and for the volunteers' confidence.
For that reason, I have written an outline of English grammar, not to be
authoritative, but at least to cover the basics in a systematic way.
Since it might be useful to others, I've made it available
in a format suitable for reading in a
The text is also available as a