Last chance to register for Salkehatchie

Registration continues for Salkehatchie Summer Service, which resumes this month with 38 weeklong camps after three years of hiatus because of the pandemic.

Founded by the Rev. John Culp, Salkehatchie began as an initiative 45 years ago to give youth, serving alongside adults, a taste of serving God with their own hands and feet by helping poor people in the state with home repair. Still today, the main focus is serving God by repairing the homes for the persons in need of home repair but with no means to pay for it. 

Over the years, hundreds of homes received new roofs, ramps, flooring, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens and improvements in accessibility through the hands of youth at Salkehatchie.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and all adult volunteers must do a background check. Cost is $250 per volunteer and covers the cost of shingles, building supplies and other materials. Lodging and meals are included.

To register or learn more about the camps, go to

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