What is the purpose of Mini-Camp?

The goal of Mini-Camp is to provide kindergarten thru 6th grade youth and their families an opportunity to

  • Complete service projects within St. James and the local community
  • Learn a little about what goes on during the week-long Middle School and High School workcamps
  • Fellowship through service and fun activities

Do I have to attend the whole time?

While we would love for you to attend the whole time, it is understandable that you may not be able to.  Just check the times you will be attending on the registration form.

Do parents/guardians have to attend?

Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to both experience it themselves as well as provide an example of the service lifestyle to all the kids attending.  However, if a parent/guardian cannot attend for any or all of Mini-Camp, that is ok, as the first focus is getting the kids involved.

Do I have to be grouped with my child?

No, you do not.  If you would prefer to be grouped with your child, please add that comment to your registration form.

Will food be provided?

All food and drinks will be provided.

Do I need any skills to attend?

The only skills required are the willingness to help, learn, and participate.

What projects will be worked on?

At this point, we have not finalized all the projects.  We can tell you the groups will be assigned to projects based on age for the children and everyone will/should feel within their skill set to participate in their project.  Projects could range from cleaning to weeding to gleaning to painting to small construction projects.

Are we really spending the night at the church?

Yes, we are!  Bring your sleeping bag/air mattress/sheets and we will set you up in one of the many rooms of the church.

What should I wear/bring?

Please wear work clothing as some projects may require you to get down and dirty.  Also, bring a change of clothes and something to sleep on (sheets, sleeping bag, etc.)

Approximate Schedule


9:00am                 Arrival

9:30am                 Service projects and lunch

4:30pm                 Free time/Games

5:30pm                 Dinner

6:30pm                 Evening Program

7:30pm                 Free time/Games/Movie

9:30pm                 Lights out



6:30am                 Breakfast

7:30am                 Morning Program

8:00am                 Service projects

11:45am               Lunch

12:30pm               Closing Program

1:00pm                 Head home