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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.
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. You'll be working closely with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian's going into communities, to encourage, inspire, build, and create relationships in the communities, schools, and churches. You'll enjoying the scenery and the adventures Cherokee has to offer because Cherokee is a culture, a people, and a place that's actually a sovereign nation. It's also 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.
Driftwood Education Center's mission is to cultivate a personal responsibility and awareness of for our aquatic ecosystems. Through our vast array of educational programming, all participants will continue to develop their social and life skills. Our 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. It is the hope of Driftwood Education Center that our participants will become responsible members of their community and continue to have a lasting desire to care for and preserve their aquatic resources. "Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children." M. Meyer, "Water in the Hispanic Southwest"
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!
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.
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.
Windy Gap is 15 minutes north of Asheville, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Built on 2,200 pristine acres, their beautiful setting includes amazing views of the surrounding mountains, lush forest and Upper Flat Creek. There are tons of serving opportunities at Windy Gap.
Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, SharpTop offers beautiful scenery, unmatched facilities and a wide range of activities. Only one hour north of Atlanta, you can find the perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility while we support this camp providing a variety of projects on-site.
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!