Every year over seven hundred high school teens from the Diocese of Arlington spend one week together helping to repair and add to the homes of those who are less fortunate. Throughout the week the teens along with adult chaperones and contractors encounter Jesus Christ through the Sacraments, talks, music, the residents they serve, and each other. Work Camp is a life-changing experience that teaches the value of serving others, working with others, but most importantly of knowing Jesus Christ and sharing His love with those we meet.
WorkCamp is a week-long service project designed to teach our youth to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ through service work. We will paint, drywall, make roofing repairs or replacement, build wheel chair ramps and outhouses and many other desperately needed home repair projects for elderly, physically, mentally or financially challenged people.
Due to COVID-19 and the current trajectory of state and local jurisdictions moving toward allowing larger gatherings, we have decided to “Re-Boot” WorkCamp for 2020. We will not be able to gather as a large diocesan community but our mission to serve those in need and provide our teens with an experience of direct service remains.
WorkCamp 2020 will be parish-based and supported by the Office of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries through engaging online programming and resources allowing families to serve right in their own parish community. The deadline to register is Sunday, June 7th. For more information please email Ms. Maria.