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California

Mt. Cross Ministries:  Servants on the Coast
Help serve adults with developmental disabilities enjoy a week of camp and faith-filled adventures! Each Servant can expect to be paired with a Special Friend for the week, where they will experience love and compassion through serving. The week is filled with Bible studies, Challenge Course and high ropes, and optional adventures to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk or surfing on world class beaches. Join us for a week that your youth will never forget, and help us provide a week of camp for our very Special Friends.

Contact: Allison Westerhoff
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Website: www.mtcross.org
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Colorado

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp:  Bridging Borders

We are all called to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world by serving others and showing God’s love.  Rainbow Trail’s Bridging Borders service trips provide the opportunity for Senior High youth to travel to locations domestic and abroad and do service work with partnering organizations who are closely connected to the communities that we work in.  Multiple trip options and locations (Texas, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador) offer you the opportunity to customize trips to your goals and budget. These life-changing trips are a great chance for your group to show God’s love through service and relationship building.  Call us today for a trip of a lifetime!

Contact: Ben Jarvis
Contact Phone: 719-431-2339 
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp:  Four Winds

Sky Ranch specializes in service learning experiences focused on stewardship, relationships, and the practice of our faith. Every trip is led by two staff members with a bible study centered on the unique experience that your group will have.  Join the residents on a working at Harvest Farm, Wellington, CO. Harvest Farm helps alcohol and chemically dependent men gain vocational skills and put life together while helping them grow in faith.  Adopt-A-Trail, Sky Ranch Work for the US Forest Service on conservation projects and trail improvement. Learn how to maintain trails onsite and then head out on trail for three days to practice your skills.

Contact:  Hannah Anderson
Email:  
Phone:  970-333-0987
ACA Accredited:  No

Idaho

Luther Heights:  Community Revival
Live out your faith in service to others through working with community organizations (homeless shelters, food pantries  and other organizations).  You will stay at a local church and combine days with work and play.  Sunday – Wednesday will be in Boise, ID.  Wednesday afternoon you will travel to Luther Heights.  Thursday options include hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding Sawtooth Wilderness.  The program includes meals, staff leadership, Bible Studies, worships, games, group building activities.
Contact Phone:  208-886-7657
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Montana

Christikon:  CreationCare 
Just north of Yellowstone Park, in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness  that surrounds Christikon, participants backpack to sites selected by the U.S. Forest Service, to work on environmental projects, trail construction/maintenance, and wilderness restoration. For young adults, senior high youth, other adults. Two Christikon staff lead groups of up to twelve guests. Each day includes worship, Bible study, reflection. One day may include hiking up an area peak or other high country destination.
Contact: 
Phone:  406 656-1969
ACA Accredited:  Yes

North Carolina

Agape + Kure Beach Ministries:  Lend a Hand by the Sand
Practice leadership through serving others as you “Lend a Hand” at our Kure Beach site. Dive into service while working at a variety of service agencies with our partner, Kure Memorial Lutheran Church. You will see Christ in the faces of the people you serve in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach communities. In addition to your days of service you will have time to hang ten at the beach, have a paddle and check your balance with surfing lessons, relax at the Carolina Beach boardwalk, and participate in service-themed Bible Studies and Worships on the beach.  2018 Dates for this program are July 22-26 (Sunday-Thursday). Contact Agapé to inquire about other potential dates.
Contact:  Christa Drengler
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Phone:  919-552-9421 x113
ACA Accredited:  No

 

Lutheridge Camp:  Mission Trips
Meaningful servant experiences for youth groups with lodging in a camp environment providing a sense of purpose, outdoor recreational activities and the setting to experience Christian community. We provide trip leaders with contacts for servant work including Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, Cherokee reservation, environmental projects, food banks and children’s organizations. Lutheridge provides all meals including pack-outs for work sites, meeting and worship space and offer pool use for recreation and ropes courses for group building.
Contact:  Kara Ridenhour
Email:  
Phone:  828-209-6304
Website:  www.novusway.com
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Ohio

Camp Frederick:  Adventures in Faith and Service
Custom-designed service and community-building programs for youth, college students and adults. Our staff will assist your group in community service projects benefiting those in the Appalachia region. To make this service more well-rounded and meaningful, we also lead your group through a variety of team-building activities and our high ropes course. These activities build group cohesion and self confidence. Additional adventure options are available such as caving, whitewater rafting, canoeing and archery. The week is filled out with evening camp programs that include campfires, worship and a Passion Walk. While the schedule can vary to fit your needs, a typical week runs from Sunday afternoon through Friday dinner.
Contact: 
Phone:  330-227-3633
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Camp Mowana:  Live & Serve
Perfect for youth groups, families/intergenerational, college groups, and school groups, this service-focused program is truly custom designed for you. Using local area non-profits, camp staff will assist you in creating a mission trip that is the perfect fit for your group.  During your stay your group will have the opportunity to volunteer at food pantries, domestic violence shelters, homeless service providers, youth networks, Habitat for Humanity, community centers, Lutheran Social Services, foundations for individuals with disabilities, and more. Program options include group building, creek walks, campfires, hikes, devotions, worship, crafts, and games.

Contact: Rod Pearce
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Phone:  419-589-7406
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Lutheran Memorial Camp:  Live & Serve
Perfect for youth groups, families/intergenerational, college groups, and school groups, this service-focused program is truly custom designed for you. Using local area non-profits, camp staff will assist you in creating a mission trip that is the perfect fit for your group.  During your stay your group will have the opportunity to volunteer at food pantries, domestic violence shelters, homeless service providers, youth networks, Habitat for Humanity, community centers, Lutheran Social Services, foundations for individuals with disabilities, and more. Program options include group building, creek walks, campfires, hikes, devotions, worship, crafts, and games.
Contact: Rod Pearce
Email: 
Phone:  419-864-8030
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Pennsylvania

Camp Kirchenwald:  Diaconos
The Diaconos program is designed for youth groups to custom-plan a week filled with a combination of service opportunities and adventure outings. Service sites in the community engage you and your group in physically expressing the ministry of Christ. This program also offers the chance to interact with the people you serve and with one another, sharing the good news and growing in spirit to the glory of God. We recognize the importance of social and spiritual development through group dynamics and encourage you to make adventure/recreation programs part of your Diaconos experience. These adventure opportunities will challenge your group to work together and overcome obstacles, while enjoying some of the exciting outdoor activities available.
Contact: Zach Weiss
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Phone:  717-964-3121
ACA Accredited:  Yes

South Dakota

NeSoDak: Servant Journeys Program
Youth and Family groups are invited to join NeSoDak in the Servant Journeys Program all over the United States! Trip locations vary by year and group needs, but include locations such as: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, or Omaha. NeSoDak Servant Journeys are a servant-learning adventure! Explore new cities and communities, learn what is means to be the hands and feet of Christ, and grow in faith and community!

Contact:  Lexy Johnson
Email: 
Phone:  605-947-4440
Website: www.losd.org
ACA Accredited:  No

 

Outlaw Ranch:  Native American Mission Experiences
Spend a week walking with people of Lakota culture in the Black Hills of South Dakota and grow as a group as you combine service experience with cultural interaction. Activities include: worship, Bible study, tour historic and cultural sites, hear Native American speakers, learn about poverty issues & the spirituality of the Lakota people, spend time with Lakota youth, work on a service project, and learn about issues of poverty, diversity, multiculturalism, and Lakota spiritual belief and practice. Make new friends as you become immersed in Lakota culture.

Contact: Mara Stilson
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Phone:  605-274-4027
Website: www.losd.org
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Texas

Crosstrails:  San Antonio Urban Service Plunge
Spend time in downtown San Antonio within walking distance of the Riverwalk.  Senior High Campers will have the opportunity to get to know this beautiful city as they serve, and learn from, the people at four different charitable organizations. It will be a unique combination of service, learning, faith and fun!
Contact: Darcy Hill
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Phone:  830-257-6340
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Crosstrails:  Texas Trek
Learn basic camping skills and enjoy an amazing trek to Hill Country State Parks. Start at Ebert Ranch before you travel to climb Enchanted Rock, hike Pedernales Falls trails, explore Longhorn Caverns and kayak Inks Lake. Cross Trails supplies the gear needed; just bring your sleeping bag and a sense of adventure!

Contact: Darcy Hill
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Phone:  830-257-6340
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Wisconsin

Camp Amnicon:  Adventures in Service 
Enjoy a wilderness adventure and service experience rolled into one with River Heroes, a partnership with the National Park Service!  Paddle a stretch of the beautiful Namekagon/St. Croix waterway, stopping long the way to practice Christian creation stewardship by cleaning up the river for the creatures and travelers who call it home.  Or join us for a customized mission/adventure trip with Amnicon Mission Builders.  The camp will facilitate a variety of mission projects around Duluth/Superior, then reward your group with a fun-filled wilderness trip.  Custom planned to meet the needs of your group; size, length, and projects are all flexible.
Contact:  Hannah Damon
Email: 
Phone:  715-364-2602
Website: www.amnicon.org
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Crossways:  Mission Week
Mission Week offers the perfect combination of camp and a mission trip. Groups are able to participate in traditional camp activities (morning worship and campfires, Bible study, swimming, etc.) and also spend time in the surrounding community as volunteers – in soup kitchens, community parks, and more. There is usually one major mission project on-site and one major project off-site. This trip is open to groups with students who will have just finished 6th-12th grade. 

Contact: Liz Locke
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Phone:  920-882-0023
ACA Accredited:  No

 

Lutherdale:  Servant Adventures
This summer Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn Wisconsin is planning all-inclusive service and adventure programs for youth groups like yours. Servant Adventures will stay at Lutherdale in the camp culture with adventures including High Ropes Course, Pontoon boat rides, campfires, camp games, worships, swimming, and other camp favorites. We will spend our days practicing our call to serve through congregations and organizations in Milwaukee. Conversations will include exploring calls of service and vocation not only this week and in this place but also back home and throughout our lives.

Contact: Jeff Thompson
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Phone:  262-742-2352
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Luther Point Bible Camp:  Camp-Serve-Grow
A program that brings high school youth groups to Luther Point for a week-long service experience.  Luther Point has partnered with Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity to provide service opportunities in the local community.  Groups will stay at Luther Point and take part in some camp programming while traveling to Habitat project sites each day.  The service will be focused on helping to fix up the homes of those physically unable to do it themselves.  Visit our website for complete details.

Contact:     715-629-1019
ACA Accredited:  Yes