To assist and serve homeowners in need in the Kershaw area community through a quality teen service and Christian discipleship program.
Registration deadline June 10
* Ages 13 - Summer after completing high school.
Must be 13 by Sep 1st.
If your child will be 12 during camp,
please call 803-320-9972.
Youth Serve is a discipleship-based Christian camp for teens located in Kershaw, SC. We spend the last full week of June serving our community. We complete home repairs for those in need. We also spend our afternoon participating in a variety of service projects. These typically include a VBS for Children at a local apartment complex, a sewing class which sends clothes to third world countries, a baking class which delivers goods to local shut-ins, art projects, along with a variety of other fun ways to serve. Our goal is to model for the teens what it looks like to serve like Christ in their local community, and open their eyes to everyday opportunities to build Kingdom-centered relationship. We play games, have daily swim time, enjoy skits, music, and evening worship together in an amazing outdoor atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are enjoyed together and are provided by local churches. Transportation to and from worksites are also provided by local churches, and our central location is the pavilion in Stevens Park.
The homeowners are carefully selected, and our work crews are led by skilled adults. Teens are divided into small groups that are led by young adults who we feel are fun and excellent role models.
Youth Serve is primarily run by volunteers, and we are always thankful for those willing to serve in any capacity! We at Youth Serve sincerely believe that this program is one of the best things that our town has to offer! We hope that you will participate and fall in love with it as we have!
Jack Timmons, participant
“Youth Serve is a great opportunity to serve others for God, learn handy skills, and build friendships”
Alison Miller, parent of participants
"Youth Serve is always my kids' favorite week of the year. I love that Youth Serve teaches them how to put their faith into action by giving opportunities to serve in the community."
Hannah Miller, participant
"Being at Youth Serve this summer was one of the most joyful moments in my life. I was able to make friends and have fun while learning new skills like repairing a floor and building a porch. I grew in my faith and was ale to share my experience with my friends and church family."
Work (& Play)
Example Daily Schedule:
7 AM- Arrive at Pavilion
7:10-7:45- Welcome/Devotion time
7:45-8- Travel to work sites (in or near Kershaw)
8AM-12:45PM- Home repairs
12:45-1PM- Travel to designated church for lunch
1-1:30- Lunch at church
1:30-2:00 Family Group time
2-2:45- Games at church
2:45-3- Travel to afternoon activities (some activities will not require travel)
3-4:45- Afternoon activities (art, baking, sewing, VBS at Foxwood, etc.)
4:45-5- Travel to Pavilion
5-6- Shower/Swim time
6-7- Dinner at Pavilion
8:30-9- Family Group
9PM- Pick up at Pavilion
Friday will be the same except between 2-5, we will head back to Pavilion for games!