WorkGroup Weeklong Trip Information

Sep. 17, 2022

WorkGroups also engage in meaningful reflection and discussions on the challenges and issues that affect urban communities in an effort to increase awareness and break down stereotypes.

Each year, churches, youth groups, and college and high school students* travel from across the United States and Canada to spend spring break or part of summer vacation assisting with work projects and supporting UrbanPromise’s youth outreach efforts.

Projects & Programs:
WorkGroups spend about half of their time working with children in our after-school or summer camps and the remaining half assisting with facility upkeep and small construction projects. Activities with youth include homework assistance, spiritual development, arts and crafts, sports, and special events. Labor projects, both skilled and unskilled, range from light building repair, painting, cleaning, and grounds upkeep.

WorkGroup fees are $400 per person. A $100 payment is due within 30 days of completing the WorkGroup application, $500 payment is due 60 days before your arrival. The balance is due upon your arrival. The WorkGroup fee provides for work supplies, lodging, utilities, and costs associated with after-school and summer camps and the WorkGroup program. Groups are responsible for their own food. Kitchen facilities are available.

School Year Sample Schedule:
7:30-8:15 a.m. – Devotions
8:30 a.m-3:00 p.m. – Campus and community work projects and lunch
3:00-5:30 p.m. – After-school camp assignments
5:30-9:00 p.m. – Dinner and evening activity

Summer Sample Schedule:
7:30-8:15 a.m. – Devotions
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Summer camp assignments and lunch
2:30-6:00 p.m. – Campus and community work projects
6:00-9:00 p.m. – Dinner and evening activity

*If individuals in your group are younger than high school age, please contact us to make special arrangements.