We are scheduled to serve at the camp during this multi-week period, but you are not obligated to serve the entire time. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up for a minimum of one week, or any number of weeks. Our time at Camp Westminster is special because we get to serve while the camp is in operation and can see many of the activities first-hand. We always come away with a better sense of connection to this ministry and the staff that serve here.
What work will we be doing:
The women usually choose to work in the commercial grade kitchen and dining area helping to provide large scale meal preparation alongside Camp Westminster staff. They help with breakfast and lunch and have served up to 200 people. Following commercial kitchen protocols is required including wearing closed-toe shoes, hairnet or hat, and no jewelry.
Typically the men will choose to work on general maintenance of the camp buildings and grounds. This can include carpentry, painting, landscaping work and more. We always work as a team, so there are ways to contribute regardless of your skill or experience level. Bring along your favorite hand tools, power tools and personal safety equipment as you are able. (Gloves, knee pads, safety glasses and ear plugs are often useful.) For those signed up for this trip, we will be communicating more information in the coming days as we learn more about the specific needs and how we can best serve.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by the camp during the weekdays. We each prepare our own meals during the weekend.
Daily Schedule overview:
We will be generally working each day, Monday through Friday, starting each day with a short prayer time. Weekends are free time. The kitchen crew starts work early at 6:30 am, is finished at 1:30 pm and also takes breaks to eat breakfast and lunch with the rest of the group. The maintenance team begins work right after breakfast (around 9:00 am) and is finished the day at 4:00 pm. We share an hour-long lunch break and also encourage 15 minute breaks during the morning and afternoon work periods. Also, we offer an optional afternoon "flex hour" to use as you need to either extend lunch time by an hour, or finish the day an hour early. Specific meal times will be announced when we arrive at camp. We end the day with some fellowship time around the fire pit in the RV area, weather permitting.
Facilities for RVs:
Camp Westminster provides full hookup RV sites (with up to 50amp electric) on a level gravel parking area. All sites are back-in. (See the map below to locate the RV area in relation to the camp entrance.) A self-contained RV is necessary for this trip. Laundry is available, adjacent to the RV area. Trip leaders will be on hand to help you get parked.
About Camp Westminster:
Click this link to learn more about Camp Westminster.
How to participate:
Please use the contact us page to let us know if you would like to join us, and if you have any questions.