Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian Summer Camp, Campground, & Retreat Ministry

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a place to put your gifts and talents to use? At Woodcrest we rely upon more than 300 volunteers to keep the ministries moving forward. Individuals, families, church and youth groups are invited to help for a day, part of a day or even several days.

What part can you play in making a difference in the of those who step onto the mountain at Woodcrest?

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 grass
General maintenance
Cleaning buildings and restrooms

Other Opportunities:


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

Kitchen volunteers assist in preparing and serving meals for up to 250 campers and staff per week. You should enjoy working with a team of people; possess a positive work ethic, and have a servant’s heart. Hours vary by day or week as scheduled with Food Service Director.

Contact the office for more information.

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. 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 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. Reduced RV campground site is provided and we work with you to match your gifts and skills..

Volunteer Maintenance

Come and assist in keeping our buildings and grounds in an inviting condition. You will serve under the supervision of our Facility Manager. This person should enjoy working with your hands; possess a positive work ethic, and have a servant’s heart. Hours vary by day or week.

Lawn Mower Crew

We rely upon a team of volunteers who work throughout the summer to keep the many acres of grass looking trimmed and inviting. Volunteers can schedule availability with our Facilities Manager.


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

Youth Service Projects

Woodcrest would love to have your youth group come and participate in a service project. Work may include: Mulching, painting, splitting/stacking firewood, spreading wood chips, washing windows, etc.

There are several options available:

    • One Day Service Project: Serve on a Saturday:  half day or full day.
    • Weekend Retreat and Service Project:  Schedule 2 nights lodging and receive one night free.  Arrive Friday evening and serve a minimum of 6 hours on Saturday. The remainder of the weekend is yours to plan for fun, games, worship and hang-out time. (Minimum of 8 youth)                                    Note: Groups will need to bring food, towels and bedding.

For more information and possible weekend dates please call 717-738-2233 and ask for the maintenance director or email: info@WoodcrestRetreat.org