What Makes JP Unique?

1. We enthusiastically share the Good News of Jesus Christ. At JP, we place a strong emphasis on the spiritual component of the mission trip experience.  We begin each day with a morning devotional, allowing students to hear a staff testimony followed by quiet time for students to reflect on the daily scripture and questions. During lunch, work teams engage in the same devotional material and share their responses to the questions. Each night we set aside time for worship, teaching, "God Sightings", and more, led by a trained Program Director and worship leader.  

 

2. Fresh staff! Have you ever arrived at a work camp only to discover that the staff is exhausted because they are on their 4th, 5th, 8th, or 10th week of staffing? They simply don't have much left in the tank.  Not at JP!  Our staffing model is unique and ensures a fresh staff each and every week at JP. They are pumped for serving your team and the community all week long!


3. Separate Jr. and Sr. High work camp experiences. For many of the same reasons Jr. & Sr. High students are separated in school and in youth groups, we believe both age groups need a work camp experience that is tailored specifically for them. Our 21 years of providing Jr. High students with their own mission experience has produced some serious fruit in those students' lives, and had a dramatic impact on the youth group. 


4. Leave your tools at home!  Who needs the headache of begging and borrowing tools from all sorts of people and hauling them to the work camp only to find out that many of the tools you brought won't even be used!  JP's state of the art tool trailers are equipped with all the tools your team will need to get the job done.  Oh, and did I mention you won't have to return all those tools you borrowed (and replace the broken ones)! 


There are more, but those are four of the biggies! 

Jr. High Work Camps

Our Jr. High-only weeks are designed for students who have completed 6th-8th grade by the summer months.  Our program, the work sites, and other elements of this mission experience are designed specifically for this age group.


JP is a multi-denominational organization and is open to all churches.


Sr. High Work Camps

Our Sr. High-only weeks are designed for students who have completed 9th-12th grade by the summer. Our program, the work sites, and other elements of this mission experience are designed specifically for this age group. 


JP is a multi-denominational organization and is open to all churches. 

Work Teams/Work Sites

Work Teams: 

Jr. High & Sr. High: Students and adults are placed into work teams made up of 5-6 students and one to two adults.  Teams are made up of a mix of youth and adults from other churches.  This allows students the opportunity to make new friends and to also live out their experience at JP without any preconceived labels of who they are or how they should act. In essence, it allows them to be themselves in a new environment.  Some students may find this uncomfortable at first, but through ice breakers and work team small group time they quickly build lasting friendships. 


Work Sites: 

Jr. High students will rotate each day to a different site. 

Sr. High students remain at the same site all week, or until the project is complete.  

A Typical Day at JP

Typical Day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

7:30am: Breakfast.

8:00am: Morning devotional.  

8:30am: Packing lunches, water jugs, tools and materials.

9:15am: Work!!  

4:30pm: Return to camp for showers, and a little down time.

5:30pm: Dinner.

6:15pm: Free time, recreation.

7:30pm: Evening Program: 

Jr. High: Evening programming includes worship, games, small groups, a message by our Program Director, and more. Then it's free time again until heading to bed for lights out!

Sr. High: Evening program consists of worship, a message by Program Director, and testimonies, followed by church group time each evening. 

9:00pm-10:00pm: Free Time

10:30pm: Lights Out


Wednesday is FREE DAY for both Jr. High and Sr. High camps.  This is a full day to hang out with your friends from church, relax, head to the park, tubing, maybe some mini-golf, or other fun activities.  You choose how you want to spend time with your youth group! 

Our Staff...

Our camp staff is comprised of college students and professional adults.  Our staff is trained, experienced, and dedicated to the mission of the Jeremiah Project.  


For our Jr. High camps, the staff leadership team is comprised of a Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Program Director, Worship Lead, Recreation Lead, Media lead, a Tool Site-Coordinator, Kitchen Staff, and J. Staffers (current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders). 


For our Sr. High camps, our staff leadership team consists of a Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Program Director, Worship Lead, Media Lead, a Tool/Site Coordinator, and Kitchen Staff. 

More Details...

We've tried to cover it all here but if we've missed something, or you have some other questions, we are happy to answer them!  Call us at 1-866-574-5744. 

  • Arrival time

    Jr. High: Your group must arrive in camp between 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, the first day of camp.


    Sr. High: Your group must arrive in camp between 3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday, the first day of camp. 

  • camp facilities

    Jr. High: 

    Romney, WV: Hampshire County 4-H Center.  Campers stay in bunkhouses with bunk beds and a central bathhouse. A/C in the dining hall/worship space. Bunkhouses are not air conditioned, but many nights it is cool because of the camp being in the mountains. 


    Winchester, VA: Macedonia UMC. Campers stay in classrooms. Air mattresses needed (Note: Twin Mattresses only). Air conditioned. Showers in JP's mobile shower trailer.


    Richmond, VA: St. Mark's UMC. Campers stay in classrooms. Air mattresses needed (Note: Twin mattresses only). Air conditioned. Showers located in the church. 


    Sr. High: 

    Jonesville, VA: First UMC. Campers stay in classrooms. Air mattresses needed (Note: Twin mattresses only). Air conditioned. Showers in JP's mobile shower trailer. 

  • your Adult Leaders

    Adult leaders must be at least 21 years of age and may only participate if the church has met the required number of adults who are eligible drivers. Minimum age for eligible drivers is 25 years of age. All adults must complete a background check through their church.

    Adult to Student Ratio:


    Jr. High: 1 Adult for every 5 middle school students.


    Sr. High: 1 Adult for every 7 high school students. 

  • transportation

    The Jeremiah Project requires that each church bring one (1) 7-Passenger (or larger) vehicle for every 7 people. Vehicles must be large enough to seat belt a 7-member team as well as carry several tools, a large chest cooler and water cooler to the work site each day. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age. Cars, pickup trucks, and other vehicles that are not able to safely transport a minimum of 7 people are not acceptable.  

  • cell phone policy

    Students may bring cell phones to JP but are not allowed to have them on their person except on “Free Day” (Wednesday) during the day. We require church leaders to collect cell phones from students upon arrival to camp on Sunday.  Adults may have cell phones, but we strongly encourage them to use them only when needed. iPods and all other electronic entertainment devices are prohibited in camp.  Exceptions will be made for those needing their device for medical reasons.


    Rationale: The Jeremiah Project believes in creating a setting for students to truly "retreat" from the everyday distractions of the world and focus on their relationship with God, and to be present with those in the community while at JP. Cell phones are a major source of distraction and prevent students from fully engaging in the mission and community experience at JP.  

     


  • deposits

    A deposit of $100.00 per participant is due within 14 days of registration and is non-refundable. Deposits are transferable until February 1 under the following conditions:


    Register up to 7 participants, you may reduce by one participant without loss of deposit.  


    Register 8-16 participants, you may reduce two participants without loss of deposit.


    Register 17-21 participants, you may reduce three participants without loss of deposit. 


    Register 22+ participants, you may reduce four participants without loss of deposit. 


    In all cases, the non-refundable deposits will be applied to your second payment. All other deposits are non-transferable and those monies are forfeited.

  • final participant count

    Any reduction in reserved spaces must be submitted in writing (email) by February 1. If a church fails to reduce their numbers at this time, they are obligated to pay the total participant fee of their registration numbers. Don't worry we'll send you reminders in anticipation of this deadline!

  • Got more questions? Contact Nancy, our Project Assistant: Nancy@jeremiahproject.org.