Work projects abound at both Yolijwa and El Camino Pines. Though we hold periodic "work days" at each camp where anyone is welcome to come and pitch in, we also encourage congregations, groups and Thrivent Branches to select a project and a day to come to camp and volunteer their time. If you assemble a team of volunteers to come to camp, we'll be prepared for you. Let us know what materials or supplies you might need, and we'll even feed you a delicious meal or two!
We welcome any kind of maintenance projects, interior or exterior, of building, landscaping, cleaning, and some refurbishing.
Youth groups find it a rewarding way to offer service to the church or to accomplish community service time. Men's and women's groups find it a great get-a-way and a fun social event as well.
Call us or email us and we'll let you know the most pressing projects on hand right now!
Bring a Work party to Camp. There are always projects going on at camp that don't require special skills. From Trail Maintenance to Firewood splitting to Brush Clearing to Erosion Control. If you can organize a team of people, we can feed and house you! Call the camp office to get more ideas and information.
Bring a Skilled Friend to Camp. Do you know a someone with a skill in the building trades or someone who’s a 'jack of all trades'? We can use them! Bring them to camp...because there is always something that needs to repaired, replaced, installed or assessed. We have big plans but rely on our friends and volunteers to get things done.
Bring Yourself to Camp. Volunteers are always needed in one form or another. Especially on weekends, we need retreat hosts, dishwashers, camp assistants and the list goes on. Come for a week or a weekend. Live in our Christian community...we'll house you and feed you and keep you busy!
Work Projects for Camp Yolijwa: See Choose Your Mission
Ministry Specialist / Camp Pastor: Enjoy a week of ministry outdoors this summer. Responsibilities may include: Leading devotions on the daily theme for campers and staff, being a resource for staff in their Bible studies as well as their own personal faith journeys, assisting campers and staff in planning worship experiences, hanging out, and playing! Youth Workers, Pastors and their families will be housed at camp free of charge.
Retreat Host: Come spend a free and relaxing weekend at Luther Glen in exchange for hosting one of our weekend retreat groups. Responsibilities include: being present as the group arrives, giving a welcome orientation on the first night, providing ongoing hospitality by being present for meals, checking in with group members to make sure they have everything they need, and giving a thank you with closing reminders at the final meal. After the group departs, the retreat host will make sure the building is closed down (lights off, doors locked, coffee pot off, etc.). Assisting in the kitchen is optional. Training will be provided for all who are interested.
Volunteer Camp Nurse: Are you an RN, LPN, or other medical professional? Do you have a heart for service? Do you love camp? El Camino Pines and Yolijwa are looking for volunteers who would like to spend a week (or more!) serving campers (age 8-17) and the LRCC staff medical needs.
- checking in/out camper medication on the first and last day of camp,
- dispensing medication throughout the week,
- monitoring campers health and well-being; as well as
- plugging into the LRCC Summer community (as desired).
Arrive by noon on Sunday (you may arrive Saturday afternoon) and depart in the afternoon on Friday.
For Weeks available (Sunday to Friday) please see our Summer Camp Schedule.
Interested or know someone who would be great? Please contact the camp you would like to volunteer at.