Workcamp projects will consist of basic weatherization, painting, construction of steps and wheelchair ramps, as well as other home repair projects as needed. All work is done at no cost to the homeowners. Construction skills are not required. Each person that attends rates their construction skills and projects are assigned accordingly. Highly skilled adults will be assigned to the more difficult projects.
Crews consist of at least one adult and 4-5 youth. WorkCamp crews are made of people selected from all participants. We do realize that there may be circumstances, which require that WorkCamp crews be made of people from your church, so please indicate your wishes in the “Special Circumstances” field when you register or send us an e-mail.
TeenServe will provide meals prepared by professional cooks for everybody beginning with Sunday night supper through breakfast on Saturday. WorkCamp participants will be free to have supper at a local restaurant on Wednesday since they will spend Wednesday afternoon experiencing local attractions and recreational activities.
Vans, buses, cars and trucks that hold at least six people work the best for transporting your crews during the mission trip. Your adults will be driving the vehicles that you bring. This information will be entered into the TeenServe Youth Leader Center database after you register and TeenServe staff will assign the driver to the crew(s) that need a ride.
Each WorkCamp is housed at a local school in the community we will be serving. TeenServe staff makes several visits to each school to insure acceptable accommodations. We will divide the school into a “girl’s hallway” and a “boy’s hallway.” We suggest you bring an air mattress or cot.
We use the school locker rooms. If the facility does not have built-in private showers, TeenServe will “privatize” some of them.