The skill saws and nail guns may be idle for now, but the planning for the 2023 Salkehatchie Summer Service camps is well under way.
Next summer, 38 weeklong camps are re-opening across the state.
With the COVID-19 virus under control, the Salkehatchie Board of Managers has lifted the vaccination requirement.
“We still encourage and recommend vaccinating against COVID-19 and its variants, but it is not required for participation at a 2023 Salkehatchie camp,” said Kathy Hart, board of managers chair.
Salkehatchie Summer Service is an in-state mission opportunity for youth aged 14 and older and adults. Teams repair homes of families needing help.
No previous experience is needed.
“We are so fortunate to have our wonderful churches provide delicious meals for the campers, which helps stretch the weekly camp fee of $250 per person,” Hart said. “With inflation hitting the building supply market in a major way, we use most of the campers’ fees to pay for lumber, shingles, flooring, etc. Camps will still need monetary contributions to make ends meet.”
They are releasing the list of camp dates now to help families, churches and youth directors plan their 2023 summer activities and mission opportunities.
2023 Camps and Dates
2 Rivers (Eastover Area)
Baker Creek (McCormick)
JET (Johnston, Edgefield, Trenton)
Winyah Bay (Georgetown)
Creekfront (Murrells Inlet)
Catawba (Fort Mill)
June 24-July 1