Our Workcamp Trips for 2017
June 25-July 1, 2017
* Eligibility includes adults and Junior/Senior High students who will be at least 12 years old by the last day of workcamp or have completed the 6th grade.
Explore the true meaning of your faith in this exciting, small city where the Appalachian mountains meet the sweeping plains of the Midwest.
Within sight of the western edge of the Appalachian foothills, the first capitol of Ohio has a population of about 22,000 warm and friendly people. But like so many towns, too many people struggle with the challenges of aging – or the pain of having to choose between food, medicine, and clothing, or badly-needed maintenance on their crumbling, aching homes.
July 9-July 15, 2017
* Eligibility includes adults and Senior High students who will be at least 14 years old by the last day of workcamp or have completed the 8th grade.
Rushville is very much the typical small Midwestern town, located about halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. And like so many small Midwestern towns, it is still very focused on agriculture. But again, like most of the Midwest, many of the people there once made a good living at manufacturing facilities that have moved away, downsized, or simply closed. Those who choose to stay either struggle to find work or accept what few low-paying jobs remain. Because so many younger people have moved away in search of work, the community is aging. In fact, 15 to 20 percent of the families that live there now depend upon various food assistance programs to survive from one month to the next.