For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Camp Restore Detroit is an exciting new ministry at Mt. Calvary. We provide housing, meals, and service project coordination to volunteers from across the country and beyond as they serve with us and our partner nonprofits while restoring hope, and sharing Jesus and His love with the people of Detroit.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, RAI Ministries, Inc., and Camp Restore New Orleans are excited to partner with a new ministry: Camp Restore Detroit with the support of the Michigan District of the LCMS. Utilizing the proven Camp Restore New Orleans model of partnering mission trip and alternative break volunteer groups with local community organizations and churches, Camp Restore Detroit is ready to sign up your group today!
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We would love for you to join us as we serve with and to the church and communities of Detroit. Opportunities exist both onsite and offsite to serve and minister with and to the people of Detroit. Opportunities range from painting and yard work, to boarding up abandoned houses, clearing lots, gardening, to Vacation Bible School ministries. Camp Restore Detroit works in three areas: Environmental, Construction, and Human Care. There are unlimited jobs that need to be done to give the people of Detroit hope. If you are interested in learning more, volunteering, or making donations, please email email@example.com or call 313-527-3366. Visit our Q&A section below for more information.
Where is Camp Restore Detroit? We are located at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at the corner of Seymour and Chalmers on Detroit’s east side.
What is the neighborhood like around the church? The neighborhood around Mt. Calvary is only about 25% populated, with many vacant lots and unoccupied houses.
Where will we serve? We will provide your team with opportunities to restore hope to the residents of Detroit. Camp Restore has a three-fold outreach to our community: Human Care, Environmental, and Construction. We will match your team up with appropriate work and work sites. Some work will be done onsite at Camp Restore Detroit to benefit the immediate community.
Are meals provided? Meals are provided by Camp Restore Detroit. Breakfast and dinner are eaten onsite in the dining hall, while lunches will be assembled by the campers in the mornings to be taken to the work site. Campers will have responsibilities for helping with all meals.
Are there showers? Yes! Showers are available.
Where will my team sleep? Your team will sleep on the second floor of the Camp Restore Detroit campus building. Former classrooms have been converted into dorm rooms. Organizations have donated beds and mattress. Every camper needs to bring twin sheets, a pillow, and perhaps a blanket. While Camp Restore Detroit has worked hard to ensure the comfort of the campers, the temperature on the second floor can be unpredictable. There are bathrooms on every floor of the building.
How large can my team be? There are approximately 70 beds, but as long as your team doesn’t mind the floor, we do not have a maximum number. There is great gym floor for your cots, sleeping bags, or blow up mattresses.
What is there to do in the evenings? There is a full size gym for your use. There is also a camper lounge which is a spacious room with books and games. There is a small meeting room for your team’s use and the church sanctuary for your Bible study or worship (when not in use by Mt. Calvary). Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the building.
What is the charge per camper? The charge is $40 per camper per night. Most groups stay for about a week.
What if our team wants to spend a day touring in Detroit for fun? We would love for you to get to know our city! Let us know what you would like to do, and we will help you plan your day. You are welcome to spend the night at the camp after a day of fun.
How does my team sign up? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-527-3366.
Are there others ways to help Camp Restore Detroit? Of course! Camp Restore Detroit has many needs. There is ALWAYS a need for people to supply meals for our campers. You also can contact us for a wish list or to find out other ways you can be of assistance.
A Fun Fact! Detroit is known as the Motor City, and the dorm rooms are named after cars.