Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC)

Summer Mission Trip


Amy Hodson
Phone: 847-907-34468


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Catholic Heart Workcamp is a week long summer mission trip for teens going into 8th grade and higher. The mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes for the elderly, disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs This experience will empower participants to liveas disciples of Christ through serving others and foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the sacraments, Catholic faith sharing and prayer.

  • Travel with 30 teens from Holy Family to the Camp Location.
  • Join 300 other teens from around the country and get assigned to a work crew and worksite for the week.
  • Sleep, eat, and live at the host school for the week.
  • Start each day with Mass and morning program. Travel to your worksite to serve (painting, cleaning, building, clearing, sorting, interacting, etc.) Return to camp to enjoy free time with friends, experience musician-led music and prayer, and interact in high-energy games and activities.
  • Help others, grow closer to God, meet new people, have a blast, and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

2018 Mission Trip

Twin Cities, Minnesota
Sunday, July 22 - Friday, July 27, 2018*
Estimated Cost: $500
per person (our goal is to lower the cost to $300 per person through fundraising, a $100 nonrefundable deposit is due at registration)

We have a total of 30 teen spots available and 6 adult spots.

First come first served.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is the home for the Minnesota Workcamp. Minnesota is known as "the Land of 10,000 Lakes", dozens of which are located within the city limits of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Look beyond the scenic shores, beautiful beaches, and groomed walking paths, though, and you will find a number of people who struggle with poverty, homelessness and hunger. The growing number of population in need is one of the Twin Cities' most critical issues. The Catholic HEART Workcamp Twin Cities camp works with multiple agencies striving to address the very basic needs of these residents in need.

While in the Twin Cities, you may expect to work at the homes of elderly, disadvantaged or disabled residents on revitalization, home beautification, and repair / rehab projects; or you may spend time painting (interior and/or exterior), or assisting with landscaping projects. We also work in food shelves, pack food at food banks, help out in shelters and work in low-income childcare centers along with boys and girls clubs. Each resident or agency we serve presents a unique situation. We welcome you to arrive with an open and willing attitude eager to serve wherever the Spirit leads.

Links and Forms

Adult Information and Release Form 2018 Print Form | Online Form
2018 Trip Details

Formation and Meetings Schedule
April 3rd – 7pm-8:30 pm Parent and Teen Meeting in the Teen Center
April 8th – 8am-12:30pm Selling tickets to Pasta Palooza Fundraiser in the Narthex
April 14th – 2:30pm-9:30pm Pasta Palooza Fundraiser in the Holy Family Social Center
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