Community Kitchen
$276
Trip Length
5 days
Ages:
12+

Community Service Mission Trips

Week of Hope are community service mission trips for youth. Students come alongside seasoned local ministries and nonprofits to make a lasting difference through meaningful community service. They'll learn Christ-like empathy and compassion for others as they meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of disadvantaged children, youth, and adults.

As students serve in the name of Jesus, they’ll develop friendships with the people they serve, with other teams, with their own youth group, and, most importantly, with Jesus. 

Our community service mission trips are smaller-sized gatherings (less than 100 participants). Whether you're out serving, enjoying a family-style meal, or wrapping up the day at evening chapel, the intimate environment at each Week of Hope location allows you to build strong relationships that last beyond your week at camp.

Each service project is the result of a partnership we build with organizations, ministries, and individuals who live, work, and serve in each community. Projects might include providing meals to the homeless, tutoring struggling children from low-income families, helping to lead a day camp for kids, working with disabled children, or sharing stories with a lonely elderly person in an assisted-living facility. Our hope is that you walk away knowing more about what our partners do year-round, and your role in the big picture.

The fun doesn't stop after your day of service. The party continues with themed days, movie nights, lip-sync battles, bedtime stories, group games, and much more! 

During a community service mission trip, participants generally stay at a local church that is full of fun and energy throughout the week as they engage in indoor and outdoor games, share meals together, and participate in worship and teaching in morning and evening chapel times. 

Play Time Spirit Week Supporting Communities Week of Hope with Seniors Prayer

How You'll Serve

Our goal is to meet the tangible needs in each community. Projects may include:

  • Assisting in a local food kitchen
  • Helping residents in assisted living
  • General yard work and light home repairs
  • Volunteering with local non-profits and community centers
  • Tutoring children in after-school programs
Find a Trip
Morning
6:45 AM
Rise and shine
7:00 AM
Hot breakfast
8:00 AM
Depart for projects
Afternoon
12:00 PM
On-site lunch and devotions
3:30 PM
Return to camp
Evening
5:30 PM
Dinner
7:30 PM
Evening worship
9:00 PM
Youth group devotions
11:00 PM
Lights out

An Experience Like No Other

Every year, the Group Mission Trips team dedicates extensive time and energy to create a new Jesus-centered program experience through morning and evening programs, crew devotions, and youth group devotions (included in participant handbooks). Programs are designed so that you don't just look to a stage, but look to Jesus.

We've created a chapel setting at each Week of Hope location that allows for meaningful encounters with Jesus and fellowship with one another in an intimate environment. Our well-trained staff lead interactive, relevant, and Scripture-based teaching daily. 

4 Spiritual Touch-Points

  • Morning Programs
  • Crew Devotions
  • Evening Programs
  • Youth Group Devotions
Austin

Texas

Community Service

Charleston

South Carolina

Community Service

Cincinnati

Ohio

Community Service

Denver

Colorado

Community Service

Grand Rapids

Michigan

Community Service

Indianapolis

Indiana

Community Service

Kenosha

Wisconsin

Community Service

Loveland

Colorado

Community Service

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Community Service

Nashville

Tennessee

Community Service

Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

Community Service

Wayne County

New York

Community Service