Rates and Payment Policies
At Camp Restore Detroit we charge a flat per-person rate of $40/night for lodging, three meals a day and project coordination.
Payment and Transfer Policies
30 days or more prior to arrival
- Nonrefundable deposit required to secure booking.
- Fees may be paid in full by check or ACH transfer (total will be listed on invoice).
- If volunteer numbers are reduced, fees already paid (less deposit) may be credited to a future trip within 12 months or substitute volunteer, or donated.
- If space allows, additional volunteers may be added.
30 days prior to arrival
- Invoice deadline date: If you have not yet requested an invoice, we will send you one for the number of volunteers you currently have booked as of this date.
30 days to 1 day prior to arrival
- Volunteer substitutions may be made at any time with completed individual volunteer forms.
- Additional volunteers may be added at the normal rate as space allows.
Fee payment for amount invoiced may be made up to arrival.
- Refunds for volunteers unable to attend may be credited 100% toward a substitute volunteer or donated.
Things to Know
Through Detroit’s 300+ year history, we’ve had our successes and downfalls, just like any other city. Despite the challenges, especially in the last twenty-five years, we’re now making a wonderful comeback. We encourage each mission trip group that visits us to take some time to experience our beautiful city.
Check out the Detroit Historical Society for lots of great information on our history!
We believe Detroit is an amazing city with a rich history and blend of cultures! To read our short history of Detroit click here!
Every day you and your team will be responsible getting from Camp Restore Detroit to your work sites and back. We recommend bringing or renting minivans or 12-passenger vans as the most convenient and efficient mode of transportation around town. An added bonus, although not necessary, is space to transport equipment to and from work sites!
Public transportation should not be used to get to and from work sites.
If your group chooses to go downtown, Detroit offers two fun and affordable public transport options. The Detroit People Mover is a great way to see a lot of the city, and the QLine Streetcar covers much of the downtown area.
We provide a hot breakfast for campers each morning. Our breakfast menu changes daily and you may find biscuits, eggs, pancakes, or sausage on any given day, as well as cereal and toast every day.
Each volunteer has the opportunity to pack their own lunch at breakfast, from a selection of sandwich materials, chips, fruit, and dessert items.
Our dinners are sponsored by a range of local churches who provide a great variety of local cuisine!
If anyone on your team has dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate them. We try to meet the needs of our campers as much as possible!
Additionally, Camp Restore Detroit staff can recommend many grocery stores within a ten-minute drive, and we have refrigerators available for camper use.
We ask campers to help set out lunch supplies, as well as assist with breakfast and dinner clean-up. A team of approximately three people will be assigned to help with each meal. Cleaning up shouldn’t take long when we all work together, and it won’t interfere with work days or evening plans.
Whether you’re planning to fund-raise to help pay for the cost of your trip or looking to raise extra funds as a donation, here are some ideas to help you get started!
Throw a car wash – it’s tried and true!
Many companies offer gift-matching and/or will make a donation in return for your volunteer service. One-to-one gift-matching and donations of up to $500 for a week’s worth of volunteer service are common! Do you know what your employer offers?
If you are a Thrivent Member, there are a number of options to help us raise funds through Thrivent! Look into creating a Thrivent Action Team here.
Ask for Donations
Share your plan to come serve in Detroit with your family, school, church, Facebook friends, and neighbors. Ask them to consider supporting!