At Week of Hope, your students will be challenged to live as Jesus did as they serve the needs of people through local ministries and non-profit organizations. Campers descend upon a community and provide helping hands by serving meals to the homeless, working with disabled children, sharing stories with an elderly person, and much more.
Week of Hope was uniquely designed to offer affordable youth missions that immerse your students in the life-changing experience of serving. The projects at Week of Hope require little or no capital funds, keeping the trip costs low for you. And throughout the week, your youth are continually serving others: both people in the local community, and one another.
You'll enjoy projects like:
• Supporting local food banks
• Playing a game with an elderly person
• Helping to lead a day camp for children
• Landscaping homes, non-profits, and ministries
• Working with disabled children
• Serving a needy resident
In addition to serving the community, your group will take turns preparing meals and cleaning the facility where you will live with other youth groups during the week. Programs are led by well-trained staff leaders - but you and your students will have the opportunity to serve by leading worship music and other parts of each worship program (feel free to bring guitars, drums and their great voices!).
In one week, your youth group will begin to understand what Jesus meant when He said - "I came not to be served but to serve…" Matthew 20:28.
Trips for preteens
Interested in mission trips for your 5th and 6th grade students?
Helping kids explore their faith is one of the most important – and fulfilling – responsibilities you have as a children’s or youth leader. Research suggests that by the time they’re 13, your kids’ basic value systems are set for life. We created Preteen Week of Hope trips to respond directly to this aspect of your ministry.
Check out the map for preteen Week of Hope locations.