COVID-19 Updates

Update April 8:


Friends, 


At this time, we are still considering all of our options while paying close attention to the daily developments around COVID-19. I will be meeting with the JP Board of Directors on Wednesday, April 15th and will have another update for you by Thursday. 


We hope that you and your family will be able to celebrate Holy Week with your church family in creative ways and rejoice together in the resurrection on Easter Sunday! 


Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult situation. 


In Christ,

Todd Freneaux
Executive Director   


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Update March 31:


Friends, 


We continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and how it is impacting families, churches, staff, those we serve, and the ministry of JP. 


We all wish we had some idea of how this will all play out so that we can get back to some sense of normalcy. I think it's safe to say that we would all LOVE to be at JP this summer, serving those in need and drawing closer to our God!  But with yesterday's announcement by Virginia's Governor that we are to stay at home, the uncertainty remains and we now find ourselves in even deeper unchartered waters. 


Know that we are actively evaluating our summer plans with the JP Board of Directors, and seeking counsel from others in the same area of ministry. Most of all, we are praying for wisdom in all of our decisions. 


As of today, we continue to be hopeful that we will run summer camps as planned. We will provide an update for you next week. In the meantime, please add JP to your prayers as we seek to make the best decisions for all involved. 

 

Serving Him together, 

Todd Freneaux

Executive Director


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Update March 24: 


Like everyone, we are closely monitoring the ongoing crisis in our world and watching it impact virtually every aspect of our lives. There is so much uncertainty and so many unknowns. 


As of today, we are still planning on operating our summer mission trips without interruption. Having said that, we have all seen how things change daily and so the best we can do at this point is to provide weekly updates. 


There are so many variables that could potentially impact our summer camps such as preparation time with our clients, the availability of our staff as well as the availability of our host locations, and much more.  For you, there is the financial impact this crisis is having on your families and your church, the ability to secure chaperones who may not be able to take time off from work to go on a mission trip based on their work situation, availability of your students, and so much more. 


I know you are doing your best to navigate this crisis with your students and families and I am so thankful for your ministry to them.  We are praying for you and your ministry. 


Our next update will be the week of April 6th. 


Serving Him together, 

Todd Freneaux

Executive Director


2020 Work Camps

If you prefer to view a listing of all work camps by date, click HERE.

  • HIGH school
    VIRGINIA

    Type of Work: Innovative and immersive mission experience related to poverty in one of Virginia's poorest counties.  Construction projects such as building wheelchair ramps and stairs, painting, decks, railings, and more. Projects may also include working in a food pantry, and unique ministry opportunities with the elderly.


    June 21-27: Jonesville, VA


    Cost: $395.00 per person (Churches are expected to bring one adult, skilled in construction. That adult attends for FREE! Details on the registration form)

    Register HERE. 


    Quotes from youth leaders who came last year: 


    "It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed the differences that came with the Sr. High version." 


    "It was fantastic!! I loved the immersion part of the programming. That was such a cool experience for the youth (and adults)." 


    Commenting on JP's Community Immersions: "Absolutely LOVED this piece. I feel like this was extremely powerful for the youth to fully understand the community they were serving and the reality many people are living with daily." 


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    Need help with planning your mission trip?  We have some resources that you may find helpful (mission trip planning timeline, sample student covenant form) right HERE. 


  • MIDDLE SCHOOL  

    Virginia

    Type of Work: For our Winchester location, students will be engaging in basic construction projects such as building wheelchair ramps and stairs, painting, yard work, and general maintenance. Projects may also include working in a food pantry, as well as unique ministry opportunities with the elderly. 


    July 12-18: Winchester, VA

    July 19-25: Winchester, VA


    Cost: $395.00 per person (Churches are encouraged to bring one skilled adult, who may attend for FREE. See details on the registration form). 


    Register HERE.


    Need some help planning your mission trip?  We have some resources that you may find helpful (mission trip planning timeline, sample covenant form) right HERE. 

  • middle school 

    west Virginia

    Type of Work: For our Romney location, students will be engaging in basic construction projects such as building wheelchair ramps and stairs, painting, yard work, and general maintenance. Projects may also include working in a food pantry, as well as unique ministry opportunities with the elderly. We also partner with The Potomac Center and the Burlington UM Family Services


    July 5-11: Romney, WV

    July 12-18: Romney, WV

    July 19-25: Romney, WV

    July 26-August 1: Romney, WV


    Cost: $395.00 per person (Churches are encouraged to bring one skilled adult, who may attend for FREE. Details on the registration form). 


    Register HERE.


    Need some help planning your mission trip? We have some resources that you may find helpful (mission trip planning timeline, sample covenant form) right HERE.