Spring Work Weekend

May 7-9, 2021

Cost: FREE

Sign-ups for 2021 are now closed.

Our spring work weekend is happening this year! Check out the COVID precautions we will be taking below, and if you aren’t able to make it for the whole weekend, consider coming out on Saturday or Sunday only. We have a LOT to do to get ready for the summer, with many extra projects compared to a normal year to make sure we’re ready to offer a fun and safe experience for campers this summer. We need your help, and we hope you’ll join us!

What Is Work Weekend? I Arrival/Departure + Sample Schedule I COVID Precautions I Projects I Skills + Tools

What is Work Weekend?

Work Weekend is a time in the spring when camp supporters gather in service to help get camp ready for the summer. We have people of all ages and abilities come to help, ranging from families with young children, retired couples, single adults, and everywhere in between. If you love camp and are willing to do some work, then you can rest assured there will be many different projects you can help with during our Work Weekend.

It’s not just all hard work, though. We’ll start each morning with time in God’s Word, and evenings are for enjoying camp and joining in on some campfire devotions and evening fellowship time. Participants always mention the camaraderie and fellowship they feel as we all come together to help camp as one of the highlights of the weekend.

In gratitude for your service, Work Weekend is a completely free event.

Arrival/Departure + Sample Schedule

Work Weekend starts with check-in on Friday between 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST. Work Weekend ends after lunch on Sunday (approx. 1:00 p.m.). We welcome participants for Saturday only or Sunday only as well, if that fits your schedule better. Just communicate with us ahead of time so we know when to expect you.

Friday Evening
6:30-7:30 Check In
7:30 Orientation
8:00 Campfire Devotions
8:45 Evening Fellowship

7:30 Breakfast and Morning Devotions
8:15 Morning Work Projects
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Afternoon Work Projects
4:30 Free Time
5:30 Supper
7:00 Worship
8:00 Evening Fellowship

Sunday Morning
7:30 Breakfast and Morning Devotions
8:15 Morning Work Projects
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Head for Home!

COVID Precautions

Projects in Family/Group Units
In previous years, we have separated into adult and child work groups. This year we will have individual families and groups sign up for projects to work on together as one unit. This may make it a little more challenging if you have younger kids, but should also make for an awesome shared experience! If you’re coming on your own, we’ll have plenty of projects for individuals and projects where multiple people can work together while staying physically distanced.

Mask Use
Masks will be required when in shared indoor spaces such as the dining hall and restroom areas, and outdoors if social distancing is not possible.

Separate housing spaces will be provided for all family units, groups, and individuals. Shared bathroom and shower areas will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day.

Outdoor seating on picnic tables will be available for participants to use during meals.

Camp Activities
Provided camp activities such as campfire devotions and worship will be structured in a way to allow physical distancing between participants.

Types of Projects

  • Splitting/Stacking firewood
  • Painting / Staining
  • General Cleaning
  • Washing Windows
  • Screen Installation
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Raking/Weed Eating
  • Shirt Shack Organization
  • Hanging Cabin Curtains
  • Waterfront Area Installation
  • Kitchen Help
  • Building/Constructing

Extra Skills + Extra Tools

If you possess skills which may be helpful (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, sewing, etc.) or are experienced in a particular area, please let us know in advance so that we can plug you in to a project where your talents may be put to their best use possible. To do so, simply call our office at 812-342-4815 or email us HERE with the subject “Work Weekend Skills”.

In addition, it is often useful to bring along extra tools or equipment you may possess. Although camp has a lot of tools, we never seem to have enough for a weekend like this. Bringing along rakes, leaf blowers, trimmers, and more specialized tools can often be very useful. If you contact us ahead of time we can tell you specific items that would be useful to bring.