Join with others in creating a place for adventure, connection and time with God and nature.
In June of 2015, a simple conversation began: could 100 acres of stunning wilderness property well-maintained and stewarded by its faithful owner become a refuge and sanctuary for people most often forgotten and marginalized by society: at-risk children and youth, homeless families, women escaping abusive situations and others?
While discussions and activity have been "small" in their beginnings, a strong sense of the immense possibilities for our community to rally around a dream that can best be described as the activity of God have been striking to all who join the conversation. We’ve begun Partnering with local churches, inner city ministries, and other non-profits working in our community to instill hope, healing, and harbor adventurous spirits.
Check out some of the early pictures below and further down to see some of the action as well as a list of current project partners. Stay tuned for how you can become a part and dream with us!
Saturday, March 25, 9am-12pm: Work Day. Help with landscaping or construction to prepare Camp Roger for Spring events. CLICK HERE to RSVP
Sunday, April 9, 4:00-6:00pm: Community Dinner. Come hear more about what's happening at Camp Roger this Spring and Summer, meet other like-minded volunteers and consider getting involved. CLICK HERE to RSVP
- Hospitality: making lunches/snacks, drinks, clean up, preparation for groups
- Station Leaders: Archery, Fishing, Animals, Fire, etc.
- Buddies: one-on-one roles at each station, such as simply helping a kid fish
- Group Leaders: facilitating groups of visitors as they move between stations
- Projects/Work Day Volunteers: cutting nature trail, building picnic tables, making amphitheater seating, etc. NEXT WORK DAY: Saturday, October 22, 8am-12pm
Projects: bring along your gear and tools when possible
- Finish a bridge over the stream
- Sink a post and attach an electrical box with a GFCI outlet beside the well for power in the picnic area
- Construct Adirondack chairs for around property
- Frame up area for gravel under picnic tables
- Clear brush and small trees and level area for additional parking in first lot
- Maintain picnic and gathering areas
- Develop the archery station
- Prep the waterfront and test the water for future events
- Forge nature trails
- Clear brush around key lake areas
- Of course, there are plenty of other general tasks that are doable for any skill level and any age...plenty of family serving opportunities!
- Hot dogs, chips, dessert, drinks for groups of visiting kids and families
- Name Tags
- Neon Bandanas
- Shade Tent(s)
- Water Cooler(s)
- Archery Supplies (blunt tip arrows, targets)
- Worm Farm
- Refrigerator (to stay onsite)
PARTNERS TO DATE
- 360 Realty
- Brownsboro Community Partnership
- Camp Hope
- City Lights Ministry
- Love Out Loud
- Reynolda Church Student Ministry
DONORS TO DATE
- Vulcan Materials Company: 22 tons of stone dust to level the picnic area
- Wayne Smitherman: 10 bales of hay