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Home Repair Workcamp - Las Animas, CO - June 23 - 29, 2024

June 23 - 29, 2024 | Group Mission Trips

Workcamp participant painting porch

Trip #27142

Home Repair Workcamp - Las Animas, CO - June 23 - 29, 2024

Trip #27142

Workcamp participant painting porch

Group Mission Trips Committed to best practice standards - MissionExcellence Associate Member


United States, North America


June 23 - 29, 2024
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks


Construction, Urban Ministry, Service Projects & Helps,


** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Group Mission Trips
Location: United States, North America
Dates: June 23 - 29, 2024
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Construction, Urban Ministry, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: $498
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Las Animas is a small town located on Colorados eastern plains at an elevation of 3,898 feet. In this tight knit community, elderly and low-income families are struggling to keep up with home repairs. Your youth group is needed to repair porches, caulk windows, build wheelchair ramps, and repair water damage.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Crew with resident in front of his home

Located on the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail, this small, Southeastern Colorado town is a historic landmark with a tight knit community. 

Las Animas is a small town located on Colorado’s eastern plains at an elevation of 3,898 feet. Las Animas County, founded in 1866, is the largest county by area in Colorado with a total of 4,775 square miles. It sits along the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail and served as the major city in southeast Colorado until the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad established operations in La Junta, 20 miles to the west of Las Animas. It shares a boundary with northern New Mexico. 

Through home repair projects, you will help restore hope in this small Colorado town. 

Home repair is just part of the story…Your teenagers will share the love of Christ with people by performing much needed home repairs. They’ll serve as they’ve never served before. And, over six days, you’ll see your young people transformed—their Christian faith deepened.

You don't need to be a construction guru to have a satisfying experience. All you and your youth group need is a willingness to serve the elderly, disabled, or disadvantaged. Typically, you’ll work at a home in small teams (5-6 teenagers with one or two adults) helping someone who needs—and appreciates—your help.

From the moment your group arrives on Sunday afternoon, your teenagers will begin making new friends. You’ll eat together…worship together…and create new favorite stories. You’ll lift the spirits of a community! All while you’re having the time of your lives.

Everyone serves, each person in an important role. There’s a good chance you and your young people will learn new skills, and we’ll help. Plus, we handle the logistics and details (even the cooking and cleaning) so you and your youth group can focus on growing in your faith. You’ll experience projects like…

-Interior and exterior painting

-Building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps

-Building or repairing steps

-Weatherization and other home repairs

You’ll applaud the daily programs and devotions. Along with up to 450 other people, you’ll experience high-impact, interactive programs with music, Scripture, video, drama, and hands-on activities…led by a trained youth ministry professional.

And, we’ve got you well-covered with a trip director, program leader, song leader, and up to 14 additional trained staff to handle project materials, project assignments, office, program multi-media, project site coaching…and more.

Plan now to challenge your youth this summer. Bring your group closer to Jesus at a Workcamp mission trip.

To explore Workcamp locations, visit GroupMissionTrips.com or call 844.258.9616.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Groups from many different Christian denominations gather to care for those in need and share their faith through service.

Additional Trip Information

North America
United States
Other Location Info:
You'll be given free time during your service week to see the area around Las Animas and take in the sights or explore the culture. We also serve 20 other Workcamp locations around the country. Visit http://groupmissiontrips.com/.
Participant Age:
Sr. High
Eligible to Go:
Groups [max size 440]
Other Financial Notes:
Included in registration fees outside of room & board:
Project supplies or construction materials, and their delivery to project sites
Camp T-shirt for each participant
Inspirational, faith-building and fun evening programs and devotional materials
Comprehensive project preparation materials
Program materials
Trip selection, organization, and administration by our professional staff, as well as coordination with local partners
Highly trained mission-minded staff

Adults in excess of the one adult participant for every five students are welcome to attend. We would also encourage additional adults to apply for volunteer roles at camp. Registration fees are waived for volunteers and there are a variety of roles they may be gifted to serve in. Volunteers can find out more information and apply by calling 844.258.9616 or visiting our website at http://groupmissiontrips.com/workcamps/.
Training debriefing
Your youth group will receive precamp devotions and meeting agendas to best prepare your youth and adults for the exciting mission trip ahead. Post camp devotions will be made available as well.
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Mission Trip Offered By Group Mission Trips

Group Mission Trips is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides Jesus-centered short-term, domestic and international mission trips for youth and adults. Our mission is to serve others through home repair and community service experiences that transform communities and help participants, residents, and partners grow closer to Jesus.

Choose from 3 transformational mission trip experiences:

-Workcamps: Week-long home repair youth missions camps
-Week of Hope: Week-long community service youth missions camps
-International Mission Trips: Safe, meaningful international mission trips for all ages


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