Logo of Camp Restore, a volunteer camp providing housing, meals and service coordination for New Orleans mission trip groups since 2006.

Since 2006 we’ve welcomed over 36,000 mission and service-trip volunteers to Camp Restore – New Orleans.

We’ve come a long way in rebuilding and are now working with our neighbors to grow healthier and more resilient as a community. We invite volunteer groups of all ages to join us in this work year-round.

Camp Tour

Camp Restore New Orleans grounds
Camp Restore New Orleans grounds
Signposts at Camp Restore New Orleans with cities representing mission trip and alternative break groups.
Signposts at Camp Restore New Orleans with cities representing mission trip and alternative break groups.
Courtyard at Camp Restore New Orleans.
Courtyard at Camp Restore New Orleans.
Volunteer lounge featuring tshirts from Camp Restore New Orleans mission trip groups
Volunteer lounge featuring tshirts from Camp Restore New Orleans mission trip groups
A volunteer bunk room at Camp Restore New Orleans
A volunteer bunk room at Camp Restore New Orleans
The largest volunteer lounge at Camp Restore New Orleans
The largest volunteer lounge at Camp Restore New Orleans
Mission trip and alternative break volunteers gather in the Camp Restore New Orleans dining hall for dinner.
Mission trip and alternative break volunteers gather in the Camp Restore New Orleans dining hall for dinner.
Private shower rooms at Camp Restore New Orleans
Private shower rooms at Camp Restore New Orleans
Laundry room for volunteers at Camp Restore New Orleans
Laundry room for volunteers at Camp Restore New Orleans
Camp Restore New Orleans grounds

Service Opportunities

See what college alternative break, high school service trip and mission trip volunteers have been accomplishing with our nonprofit partners in New Orleans!

New Orleans Volunteer Housing Rates and Seasons

Rates

At Camp Restore – New Orleans we charge a flat per-person rate of $45/night Sunday-Thursday, and $30/night Friday-Saturday for lodging, three meals a day and project coordination. These rates reflect a hot breakfast and sack lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Sunday through Thursday and a continental breakfast (cereal, coffee) on the weekends.

For groups coordinating their service through another organization (United Saints, Rebuilding Together, Hands On New Orleans, NOLA Tree Project, SBP or Habitat for Humanity, for example), our weekday rate for housing and meals is $40/night.

Payment and Transfer Policies

45 days or more prior to arrival

  • Nonrefundable deposit required to secure booking
  • Fees may be paid in full by check or ACH transfer to receive a 3% early-bird discount (total will be listed on invoice)
  • If volunteer numbers are reduced, fees already paid (less deposit) may be refunded 100%, credited to a future trip or substitute volunteer, or donated.
  • If space allows, additional volunteers may be added.
  • 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.
  • Last day to pay at early-bird savings rate (postmarked on or before this date).

30 days prior to arrival

  • Final payment due (postmarked on or before 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 volunteers added after payment due date may be made up to arrival.
  • Refunds for volunteers unable to attend may be credited 100% toward a substitute volunteer, a future trip within 12 months, or donated.

Seasons

The time of year you pick for your New Orleans mission trip makes a big difference, as each of our seasons takes on a unique character all its own.

Spring
Our busiest season by far, spring is dominated by alternative spring break college and high school volunteers, though all ages and backgrounds are represented. It’s a beautiful time to be in New Orleans, as the weather is perfect and everything is fresh and green. Which means it’s prime Festival Season, with plenty of musical, food and cultural attractions to check out when done working for the day. Food of the season: Boiled crawfish.

Summer
In Louisiana it’s not just the heat that makes summertime hot (our average highs peak around 90) – it’s the humidity. However, frequent mid-afternoon rainshowers cool the air into the 70s on many evenings. Summertime is our second-busiest season, led by high school and youth service trips. Though youthfulness helps with handling the heat, it also doesn’t hurt that many project sites are air-conditioned. Food of the season: Snowballs.

Fall
Fall is our season of tranquility, when your group stands the best chance of having Camp all to yourselves. This makes it an ideal time for adult mission trip groups looking for rest and reflection when they’re not out and exploring New Orleans. Beginning in mid-September we enjoy some of the best weather in the world, consistently comfortable both day and night. It’s also great if you’re a football fan. Food of the season: Softshell crab, then oysters.

Winter
With a steady supply of spring-like weather, our winter season brings a wide range of volunteers from all over, especially from way, way up North. Mission trip and alternative break groups come together for a family atmosphere through the holidays as we build to the annual high point of the New Orleans calendar: Mardi Gras! Food of the season: King Cake.

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Restore and be Restored!

We’re working to make the Crescent City sustainable for the next 300 years while learning about ourselves and one another in the process. Join us and begin planning your next New Orleans mission trip today!

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