2018 Volunteer Information

  • Dates, Schedule
  • Location
  • Cost
  • What to Expect
  • What to bring
  • How do I register?

Location, Dates, Schedule

Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center in Newport, TN

July 9-13 (**Volunteers arrive July 8.**)

Arrive in the morning July 8, depart by 2:00 PM July 13. Specific arrival times to be determined.

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$365 per volunteer until May 15th. After May 15th the price goes up to $400. Registration for camp closes June 15th.

Keep in mind, this is a mission trip! You are leaving home and availing yourself to serve and share the love of Jesus with those whom the Lord loves. Don’t be shy in asking for support for this week just as you would if you were going halfway around the world!

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What to Expect

When you arrive on July 16, we will spend several hours over two days training you in how to best serve your camper. There will be plenty of time to ask questions! You will likely be a buddy assigned to a camper who has a disability. You will be there to help them, get to know their family and give your camper the best Family Retreat possible! (You will not be required to help with personal needs, so you’ll set meeting times and places to take care of those needs.)

If you are not assigned a specific camper, you’ll be assigned as a helper in one of the programs or other areas. You’ll find out this assignment during your first day of training.

You’ll be assigned to bunkhouses (Dogwood and Laurel) with other volunteers for your home away from home.

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What to Bring

  • Beach towels
  • Money for camp store*
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Camera
  • Bug spray, sunscreen
  • Casual, comfortable clothing (please make modest clothing choices avoiding skinny strap tank tops, short shorts and skirts)
  • Shoes comfortable for doing a lot of walking around camp
  • Water shoes (for playing in the creek)
  • Modest, full coverage bathing suit
  • Toiletries and other personal items
  • Jacket
  • Camping chair(s) with your name on them
  • Special food or medical equipment needed
  • Medication
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or linens for twin bunk
  • Towel for showering

Click here to register!