At the foot of Peters Mountain, amid rolling green hills, you’ll find Psalm 23 Camp—a retreat from the world of electronics and chaos. At the heart of this camp lies a God-given fervor for service and farming, as staff teach volunteer teams what humble service is about and introduce them to life on the farm.
Uncover the Lord’s goodness in Appalachia as you serve families in Gap Mills and surrounding communities, repairing homes for those in need and making life more accessible for people who are elderly or disabled. Dig into gardening at the farm and then relax while watching sheep as they graze on the hillsides.
Volunteers with willing hearts are welcome to serve in home repair based on the outcome of a skills inventory sheet. Construction and carpentry skills are a plus.
Groups will stay in rooms that accommodate four to six people. Showers are available in each room. Meals are provided.
$375 per person, per week. A $100 deposit is required, followed by a second deposit of $100 and a final payment of $175. The cost covers meals and lodging.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
Bring bedding, towels, toiletries, flashlights, and Bibles. Also bring pants; hard-soled shoes or boots; work gloves; a lightweight jacket, sweatshirt, or similar cover-up for evenings; and extra shoes. The camp asks that you use discretion in your clothing choices, dressing modestly. If interested in whitewater rafting, be sure to bring appropriate clothing: swimwear or shorts and a t-shirt (do not wear cotton to raft in), a pair of old sneakers or waterproof sandals, a lightweight nylon windbreaker, sunscreen, a glasses strap (if needed), and a baseball cap or visor. You may bring your own tools and equipment, but this is not necessary.
Psalm 23 Camp offers mountains, trails, and rivers to explore. In the summer, with mild temperatures and no bugs, the area is great for special recreational activities. Whitewater rafting is available on the New River. Most free-day activities take place on Friday.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement
Volunteer Placement Specialist
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