Each day begins with a wake-up call at 6:15 am, followed by breakfast. The morning program will consist of daily mass and, some days, a short testimony by a staff member. You will be at your worksite from around 9 am to 3 pm. Your day consists of repairing and renewing homes by (but not limited to) painting, house cleaning, yard work, basic construction projects, and/or helping build new homes for low-income families through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Other work projects will include helping at daycare centers for low-income families and/or helping at Social Service Centers (food pantries, homeless shelters, etc.). You may or may not be at the same location for the whole week; it depends on the project, weather conditions, and duration of work.
While at your worksite, you will break for lunch each day and have a Prayer/Share time where you will go over discussion questions, explore the Catholic faith, and get to know your team on a deeper level.
After arriving back at the school, there will be free time for showers, relaxation, socializing, etc. Group leaders are responsible for their own campers during free time; Workcamp staff has numerous other tasks and responsibilities throughout the day and will not be available to act as counselors/chaperones. The first half of each evening program will include fun games and upbeat music, and then we will transition into a more prayerful time with skits, videos, talks, praise and worship, and other opportunities to deepen one’s faith and reflect on the day’s activities.