What is the Big Week?
In partnership with the Michigan District, Camp Restore Detroit hosted the Big Week from June 23-29, 2019. This week was formed due to the high request of volunteers from our partner organizations in Detroit. We requested 100+ volunteers for this week, but with the grace of God were able to run all our programming with around 40 exhausted but wonderful volunteers! During the Big Week, campers helped with three Vacation Bible Schools, A2E Sports Camp, Kids’ Night, a Bike Event, two community BBQs, and numerous construction and blight projects. Campers joined together for worship twice a day, and heard community members share their stories of hope from Detroit. Each day was busy from beginning to end, and we saw God at work in amazing ways through the hands and feet of our campers.
What will the Big Week look like?
The Big Week starts with a welcome and Camp Restore Detroit tour at 5:00PM Sunday night, followed by a Welcome Dinner. Leaders from the organizations we are partnering with for the week will be at this dinner to meet campers and explain what their organization is and what the week will look like. Following dinner there will be an evening worship service. Breakfast will be served at 8:00AM each morning. After breakfast there will be a morning worship service and send-off. Most groups will get started around 9:00AM depending on the work site. As many volunteers as possible will help with A2E Sports Camp from 5:30-7:30PM, and return to Camp Restore Detroit for dinner and evening worship. Volunteers are welcome to stay until Saturday.
“For me, this was a great week where I was able to show God’s love to the people of Detroit. I have been touched by everyone at CRD as well as the people I served … I was able to see God’s hand at work … it was truly an experience that I will treasure and will come back to help further God’s work in Detroit.”
Big Week 2020
We are so excited to invite you to Camp Restore Detroit for the Big Week 2020! Join us for a week of worship, speakers, and work as we seek to restore hope in our community of Detroit! From families, to church groups, to individuals, we will have something for everyone! Work will include Vacation Bible Schools, sports camp, blight removal, construction, and more!
June 21-27, 2020
Register by March 21, 2020
$240 for the week (Sunday-Saturday)
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in joining us! We cannot wait to serve with you!
Big Week FAQ
When is the Big Week?
June 21-27, 2020.
Who can come?
We love having volunteers of all ages! From children to seniors we will have a volunteer position for you! Our VBS programs offer many sit-down volunteer roles.
Do I have to come for the whole week?
Nope! We would love to have as many volunteers as possible for the whole week, but you can come for as many or as few days as fits your schedule. For those interested in helping with VBS it is best to have consistent volunteers the entire week.
What if I live nearby? Do I have to stay on campus?
No! Because we are partnering with the Michigan District we want lots of local volunteers! You can come for just the worship and work!
What is the cost?
For those staying overnight the cost is $40 a night, which covers lodging and three meals a day. Scholarships are available.
For those coming just for the day there is $5 charge to cover any meals you would like to eat with us.
What will the week look like?
Sunday: arrival, welcome and tour, welcome dinner, worship
Monday-Friday: work sites
What will an average day look like?
9:00AM: Worship and Send-off
9:30AM-4:00PM: Work Sites
5:30PM-7:30PM: A2E Sports Camp
9:00PM: Evening Worship
10:00PM: Lights Out
How can I get involved?
Fill out the form above, and we will contact you with more information! You can also share this information with others and encourage them to register as well!