- Date: 08/05/23 - 08/12/23
- Church Partner: Children's Haven Camp
- Availability: OPEN
- Trip Type: High School
- Rate: $400 USD before April 1st
- *$450 USD after April 1st
- Capacity: 40
In Church Partnership With
Children's Haven Camp
You will be helping us build and strengthen relationships with our community by not only coming alongside the people we serve, but also serving with them. You will serve our neighbors by helping the Elm Park Community School (in Worcester) prepare for the new school year, helping the town of Douglas with caring for their properties, assisting community feeding programs by harvesting or dropping off food, helping local seniors with needs they may have, and other hands-on projects at the camp.
The River Community Church (a church-plant in Douglas) and Children’s Haven (a ministry to at-risk children and teens living in the historic Blackstone Valley, including the city of Worcester) partner together to host Douglas SERVE. Douglas, a town almost 300 years old, is rich in natural resources, but often lacks in spiritual resources. SERVE participants are an intentional and important part of the church building a relationship with the community. Our site is unique as participants work along-side the teens of Children’s Haven who are part of the community you will be serving. By serving side-by-side the teens of Children’s Haven are exposed to the concept of youth ministry and serving others.
Participants will stay at our summer camp facility. The facilities include cabins with bunkbeds, bathhouses with on-site showers, and meals served in our dining hall. The cabins do not have A/C; there is a box fan in each cabin. Free time in the late afternoon offers choices of swimming in our pool, playing basketball or volleyball, visiting our snack shack, and just hanging out with other SERVE participants. We close the day with worship, s’mores, and free time in our campfire area.
Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each church group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) for the entire mission experience regardless of whether you fly or drive to the site. The vehicles you bring will be used to transport small groups to the work site each day, so 12-passenger vans or mini-vans are preferred. Cars do not facilitate the transportation of an entire small group in one vehicle, so please do not bring them. If you wish to bring a bus, please check with the Host Team to see if this is acceptable before you make arrangements. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please have a youth leader call the ThereforeGo Ministries office to discuss options and additional charges.
TF Green Airport – Providence, RI (PVD). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received email confirmation from ThereforeGo Ministries that you have been placed at this site.