All gifts will be doubled for the JL 50th renovation and operations matching grants!

Fall Service Weekend

Help our year-round team close up camp for the winter, plant trees from our Earth Day Fundraiser, and launch some projects to bless campers next summer and beyond!  Volunteers are needed to support maintenance projects, grounds work, gardening, housekeeping, and the riding program.  Bring your “open hearts and willing hands” (Hymn 58).


Special thanks to The Campership Fund for promoting & supporting this event!

Keep an eye out for Spring 2024 Service Weekend dates coming soon!


Come for as much as you can!  Volunteers can arrive as early as Thursday evening and stay as late as Sunday afternoon.    


The first official meal served will be Thursday dinner and the final meal will be Sunday lunch.


Volunteers are asked to provide their own transportation to and from camp.  If you are looking to ride share, please note that on the registration form.

Christian Science Support

There will be a Christian Science practitioner at camp supporting this event and giving a “Prac Talk” each morning after breakfast.  On Sunday, we’ll have a church service and Sunday School. Let us know if you’d like to help as a reader, musician, or Sunday School Teacher!

Tuition Credit

Participants will have the option to earn tuition credit to apply to a camper of their choice. Teens can choose to earn community service hours, documented by a certificate from CedarS.   

Skills To Utilize

Grounds & gardening
Carpentry & fix-it skills
Housekeeping & cleaning
Meal prep & kitchen cleaning
Horse & corral care & maintenance
Willingness to serve!

Youth Participation

This weekend is recommended for participants age 12 and up.  If you have a child under 12 who is ready to pitch in and work full days, please reach out to Kaetlyn Allen for further discussion.  A parent or guardian must be present to supervise youth under 18 at all times.  

Pet Policy

We are not able to accommodate pets for the weekend. 

Items to bring: 

  • Pillow, sleeping bag or bedding, towels

  • Close-toed shoes, mud boots, long pants, jacket and rain gear

  • Work gloves, ear protection, eye protection

    (CedarS also has sets available to borrow) 

  • Tools applicable to the work you’ll be doing such as garden tools, handyman tools, etc.

    (CedarS also has tools available to borrow)

  • Ask Bill Nisbet if you have specific questions about tools for your assigned jobs. 

  • Ask Kaetlyn Allen if you have any questions regarding the weekend.

    (Ask Kaetlyn -

  • Optional Food Donation:

    There is a suggested voluntary donation of $20/person/day to help cover the cost of meals and room preparation for this weekend!

Flexible Schedule:

Join us for as much as you can – even if only for a day trip!


Arrival Window = All Day (Jump In!)

6:30pm - Dinner in Dawn Lodge

7:30pm - Preview weekend tasks 

Evening Activity = TBD


Arrival Window = All Day (Jump In!)

7:30am - Breakfast & Prac Talk

8:30am - Bible Lesson Study

9:00am - Morning Work Begins

12:30pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Afternoon Work Begins

6:30pm - Dinner

Evening Activity = TBD


Arrival Window = All Day (Jump In!)

7:30am - Breakfast & Prac Talk

8:15am - Bible Lesson Study

8:45am - Group Photo

9:00am - Morning Work Begins

12:30pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Afternoon Work Begins

6:30pm - Dinner

Evening Activity = TBD


Arrival Window = All Day (Jump In!)

7:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - Church & Sunday School

9:30am - Highlights & Gratitude Sharing

10:00am - Morning Work Begins

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Afternoon Work Begins

4:00pm - Final Goodbyes

American Camp Association

(November - May)
410 Sovereign Court #8
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 394-6162

(Memorial Day Weekend - October)
19772 Sugar Dr.
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-6699

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