WorkCamp 2024

What is WorkCamp?

WorkCamp is a weeklong service program with high school youth from across the Diocese. Throughout the week the teens and adult volunteers help people in need by making their homes warmer, safer, and drier.  WorkCamp is an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and build community with others. Testimonies and videos of previous WorkCamps are provided below.

June 22-28

Winchester, Virginia

Information on supporting WorkCamp 2024 as a teen participant, adult volunteer, or financial supporter is below.
WorkCamp 2023 Recap Video
Testimony from a SJN Teen WorkCamp Partcipant
WorkCamp 2023 Slideshow

Support WorkCamp!

Arlington Diocese WorkCamp youth ministry program provides teens with an opportunity to encounter Christ through service, faith, and fellowship. This service opportunity is proven to be transformative for youth in our diocese. To ensure WorkCamp is feasible for any SJN youth wishing to attend, we provide need-based scholarships. Your WorkCamp 2024 donation directly supports our scholarship fund, making this transformative experience possible. 
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Be Part of WorkCamp 2024!

Registering a Teen Participant

WorkCamp is open to all SJN youth currently in Grades 9-12.

If you are interested in registering or want to know more about the commitment, responsibilites, and personal rewards of participating in WorkCamp 2024, please contact SJN’s Stakeholder, Nick Buck, at

Adult Voluteers Opportunities

Are you an adult and interested in volunteering in any capacity. Adult volunteers are essential to make WorkCamp a success.  There are various roles of volunteering where you can help for the whole week, accompany the teens as a crew leader, or help in an overnight/one-time role. Below are various way’s one can get involved:
  • Contractor– Contractors are volunteers who are handy with tools, can implement plans, and enjoy leading a team of volunteers to complete the job. Licensing is not required. Contractors are needed for four days (or any portion) between 6/24-6/28. Learn more about being a contractor here.
  • Crew Leader– A crew leader accompanies our teens throughout the process of our prep prior to and during workcamp. The crew leader’s main obligation is on-site safety and relational ministry.
  • Security– Security is a great role if you cannot commit for the entire week but are interested in helping for a few hours on a specific day. Security volunteers help keep “Home Base” a safe and secure space during afternoon-evening transition as campers return from their work sites.
  • Ongoing needs- There are ongoing preparation where help is needed, including the Mardi Gras fundraiser, tool training, WorkCamp prep meetings, etc.  
For further information or to volunteer, please email Nick Buck at

Thank you for supporting WorkCamp 2024!