Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Volunteer Opportunities


Woodcrest Retreat is grateful for many volunteers who give of their time, energy and the use of skills to the camping ministry.

Individuals, families, church and youth groups are invited to help for a day, part of a day or several days.

General Service Opportunities:


Cut, split, stack wood
Assist with bulk mailings (stuffing envelopes, attaching labels)
General clean-up of grounds – spring and fall
Small construction jobs
Mowing lawn
General maintenance
Cleaning buildings and restrooms
Painting/Staining

Other Opportunities:

Kitchen

During the summer months, many volunteers are needed to assist in preparing and serving meals to the summer campers.

Assist in the preparing and serving of meals for up to 240 campers and staff per week. Should enjoy working with a team of people; possess a positive work ethic, and a servant’s heart. Hours vary by day or week as scheduled with Food Service Director.

Contact the office for more information.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary is a group of women who prepare banquet meals for our programmed adult events. These women are also involved in fund-raising activities such as making peanut clusters, etc. All women are invited to become involved.

Summer Weekend Campground Hosts

We rely greatly on weekend hosts to give full-time staff a needed break on the weekends during the summer months. Campground hosts work Saturday and Sunday and must commit to a minimum of 4 weekends during the summer. Duties include greeting guests, operating the waterslide and camp store, cleaning bathrooms and pavilions, and light office duties.

Short-Term Volunteer Couple

For many summers, we have enjoyed having retired couples from states across the U.S. join us for 6-8 weeks of the summer. In addition to serving as weekend campground hosts, volunteers have assisted with registration for summer camp, light maintenance work, office mailings, and weeding flower beds. A R/V camper is available for housing.

Volunteer Maintenance

Assist in maintaining buildings and grounds under the supervision of the maintenance director. Should enjoy working with hands; possess a positive work ethic, and a servant’s heart. Hours vary by day or week as scheduled with Maintenance Director. Preferably 15 or older.

Volunteer Camp Speaker – Resident Camps

Assist by sharing at evening firesides of 80-100 campers and staff. Works closely with Program Director concerning teaching focus. Desires to be a support to counselors in helping campers to begin or strengthen and grow in their relationships with God through Jesus Christ. Mon.-Fri. evenings.

Volunteer Bible Teacher – Day Camps

Individual desires to serve the Lord through teaching God’s word. Share at morning Bible classes each day, Mon-Fri. Each class includes approx. 25-35 campers and staff. Works closely with Program Director concerning teaching focus. Desires to be a support to counselors in helping campers to begin or strengthen their relationships with God through Jesus Christ.

 

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact us.

Youth Service Projects


Woodcrest would love to have your youth group participate in a service project in the spring or fall. We rely on the help of volunteers to keep our grounds and buildings prepared for ministry.

There are several options available:

  • Saturday – half day or full day service project
  • Weekend Retreat: Plan to spend the entire weekend at Woodcrest Retreat. Arrive Friday evening, serve a minimum of 4 hours on Saturday, and have the remainder of the weekend available for fun, games, worship and hang-out time.

For more information and possible weekend dates please call 738-2233 and ask for the maintenance director or email: info@WoodcrestRetreat.org