Our National Journeys
We currently mobilize Service Journey teams to several partner communities throughout the USA. These communities are in beautiful locations and provide wonderful opportunities for families, college teams, groups and individuals. Each location offers a variety of options for you to serve such as building ramps for campers with disabilities, remodeling cabins, landscaping, assisting housekeeping, cooking for the team, supporting a local community family and more.
During your free time, you can enjoy zip-lining, swimming, horse-back riding, playing in the game rooms, climbing rock walls, participating in sports of all kinds and many other fun options. Your "off" time is far from boring!
These Service Journeys are wonderful for people that want to stay in the USA and make a positive a difference in the lives of many.
Pennekamp Park (FL)
The park contains a wide variety of tropical vegetation, shore birds and marine life. While the mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks offer visitors a unique and interesting experience, it is the coral formations and associated marine life that most park visitors come to enjoy. The coral reef at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park are among the most beautiful and diverse of all living communities.
Pennekamp Park Website
Partnering with several local non-profits in Washington DC is both exciting and educational as we Journey through this beautiful City. Most teams stay in the cabins of Cherry Hill where we will cook meals as a team and enjoy bon-fires at night. Our adventure time will include touring and previewing the sights along with taking a piece of history away with us as we learn what serving and history mean together.
Driftwood Education Center's mission is to cultivate a personal responsibility and awareness of for our aquatic ecosystems. Through their vast array of educational programming, all participants will continue to develop their social and life skills. Their learner-based classes and activities weave one concept to another through four main themes (intertidal zones, freshwater habit, terrestrial ecosystems, and stewardship) which promote personal growth and critical thinking. Led2Serve works with Driftwood to bring the serving and learning experience to life!
Cherokee is located right in the heart of Western North Carolina and home to The Great Smoky Mountain's National Park. There are so many things to do in Cherokee, from service projects, to learning, and playing or a combination of all three. We partner with several communities including Franklin and Bryson City. You'll enjoying the scenery and the adventures that this beautiful area has to offer. We combine rafting, hiking, serving and exploring on each Journey. It's a base camp for hiking in the Great Smokies, arts and crafts shopping, native elk herd viewing, hours of fishing fun, and home to a history that spans millennia. Ready? Let’s go.
Cherokee NC Website
Dolphin Research Ctr.
(Key Largo, FL)
Through education, research and rescue, the Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share. As part of our led2serveU service-learning Journeys we mobilize student teams and adult learners to the Key Largo area and partner on many kinds of projects on-site. From basic clean up projects and facility support to environmental sustainability or ecologically focused projects, we continue to serve this partner location with helping hands and a desire to make a difference. Located in the heart of the Florida Keys on Grassy Key.
Dolphin Research Website
Raccoon Mtn Caverns
Raccoon Mountain Caverns is Tennessee’s highest rated cave and is located just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We tour the nationally recognized cave system, pan for gemstones and relax by a campfire while taking in the spectacular views of both Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain. This Journey is for the person or team that is looking to “cabin and serve”. We will lodge at the cabins, and serve in the great city of Chattanooga. We partner with local non-profits, widow, and elderly homeowners. We also serve meals during the holiday times to those in need.
Raccoon Mtn Website
Southwind is located along beautiful Long Lake at the edge of the 420,000 acre Ocala National Forest. Journey teams have helped in building their infirmary, installing decks, renovating stairs for the pool, installing irrigation and more. There are always lots of choices and serving options when we go to Southwind!
The Camping Ministries of the Great Plains Conference of the UMC Church provide a unique settings for intentional Service Mission Journeys with us. This is where a person may deepen their Christian experience, grow in understanding, and respond in faith joyfully. Projects will always support the mission and vision of the camp while we bring students, mission groups, youth teams, families, and friends. Devotions in the morning and camp fires at night!
Camp Fontanelle Website