From The Maintenance Perspective


To maintain and constantly seek to improve a facility of this size without the help of volunteers would be impossible.  Work Weekend is our largest and most concentrated volunteer efforts all year.  It always falls on the first weekend of May, and is in conjunction with our annual Garage Sale.  We have been blessed with many volunteers of different skill levels.

Kids working at Camp

We try to have work that is age appropriate. Ages of our Work Weekend volunteers vary from 5 years old to 87.  My dad actually got sent to the woodshed... to run the splitter all day.

Vern on the Splitter

Many of our staff help lead different groups. We have a small childrens workcrew, where moms can come along to help pick up trash, and even move firewood for shorter amounts of time.  It's all about learning to serve!

Families can work together to help with certain areas or projects. Youth Groups are full of energy and have a lot of fun when working together. They keep moving with a variety of work that takes them literally all over Camp's 570 acres.

Youth group at Work Weekend

Work is planned months in advance, supplies are secured, leaders are selected, and if we know who is registered and know their skills, we pre-assign their work. This weekend is a result of planning by our maintenance department. We have found that our investment in preparation and planning has a great return by the end of the day!

  • Garage sale staffed and many items sold
  • Firewood has been cut, hauled, split, and stacked and the resulting brush hauled away
  • Shingles have been replaced
  • Steel roofing installed
  • Bikes repaired
  • Flowerbeds made ready
  • Craft shop set up and organized
  • Mini Farm, Archery, High Ropes, Low Ropes, Waterfront and other program areas made ready
  • Rocks gathered and put into place to stop erosion
"Many hands make light work"

Camp is literally transformed in one day into a "tool" ready to be used for God's Glory. Combined efforts have prepared a place where ministry can continue to take place in the lives of people of all ages.

Thanks to all who volunteered.

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