You’ve talked with your youth group about the value of serving others. You’ve probably even taken your youth on a mission trip so that they could experience serving others hands on. But why should serving others be limited to just mission trips? What would happen to your typical summer camp experience, if you set aside a day in the middle of all the wild fun and excitement, for an opportunity to serve others and the community at large? Rock-N-Water Christian Camps offers you the opportunity to do just that.
We have many different service project opportunities for you to choose from. From simply packing and sorting food for a local food pantry, to leading a day of fun and games for underprivileged youth, to hard manual labor, we’ve teamed up with local community organizations to help you help your youth and teens to truly serve others first. Each of these community service ideas can be done as a single day project, or combine a day of service into the middle of a longer summer camp or retreat.
Food Pantry Help – Packing and sorting nonperishable food at the Salvation Army
Manual Labor – Cleaning and Maintenance work at a Salvation Army transitional family housing site. Note: We will not be interacting with any adult residents.
Day Camp – Lead a day of games and ministry to a group of children attending a Salvation Army day camp.
Food Pantry + Day Camp – A half day of helping to pack and sort nonperishable foods and then leading a half day of fun, games, and spiritual devotionals for children attending a day camp.
We are actively developing additional service project ideas – please contact our office to find out about more opportunities to serve.
Details & Possible Upgrades
By default, each of the above multi-day community service opportunities have you arrive around 7 PM the night before (eating dinner before you arrive), and leaving around 6 PM (eating dinner on the road) at the end of your last adventure. If you would like to do the same on a one day trip, it’s just an extra $20/person.
One day service project programs require a minimum of 6 people.
If you live more than 3 hours away, or you just want to finish your trip with even more awesomeness, we recommend you add dinner and another night of camping & campfire time to the end of your trip for just $20/person.
We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)
Who we are
Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.