Mission Projects / Needs

Camp Agape Mission Projects/ Needs

(Updated 05/26/2017)


This is a list of things that are needed at the camp.

The needs are not in any priority order. Hopefully this listing will provide information to individuals and groups who wish to volunteer at the camp. The list will be updated as new needs are recognized. Once a need is addressed it will be removed.


The greatest need is for volunteers to work a few hrs each week during the summer months.  There is a special need for maintenance workers and kitchen help during lunch and dinner and cleanup following the noon and evening meals.



Adopt A Cabin

Clean, repair and maintain a cabin for a specified period of time.  This may include:

-Painting windows

-Put blinds on windows (inside)

-Paint walls and floors

-Repair, replace broken furniture

-Provide cleaning supplies, broom, mop, etc.


Zion Cabin

The cabin needs:

-Interior painting including the floor porch and walls

-New blinds and curtains plus mattress covers for beds

-Add bathrooms and a sewer system.

-Add central heating/cooling system

-The existing porch needs new screen panels and new screen doors



Shiloh Cabin

This cabin needs:

-A bathroom addition and septic sewer system

-A heat pump/AC unit


Oak Grove Cabin

This Cabin needs:

-Maintenance work on bathroom doors and showers

-Rake yard and remove limbs

-Re-tile small section of tile floor

-Seal (caulk) where floor meets wall

-install/repair threshold on front door

-Clean thoroughly

-Paint exterior door

-Purchase small mop bucket and mop

-Hide hot water heater

-Repair handicap shower stalls

-Construct fire pit between cabins


Cedar Springs Cabin

This cabin needs:

-Seal outside space between house and chimney

-Seal (caulk) where floor meets inside wall

-Finish all air conditioning ducts

-Enclose hot water heater

-Seal hole near rear exit door

-Paint exterior door

-Purchase small mop bucket and mop


  First Baptist Cabin

-Replace miss-matched sinks

-Replace utility room door

-Install new exit door and frame

-Reconstruct kitchen cabinets

-Eliminate water leak on front porch

-Clear undergrowth from road to front porch

-Complete rock border to flower bed

-Paint rear exit doors



-Aluminum wrap windows

-Repair/replace inside doors and closures

-Install outside door thresholds

-Paint all outside doors

-Tile floors in bedrooms

-Add benches to shower stalls

-Add privacy curtains/partitions to women’s shower units

-Add tables and mirrors to dorm rooms

-Purchase and install new security light on end of dormitory


Main Kitchen and Dining Facility

-Purchase new upright freezer

-Repair heat and refrigeration in serving table (or replace entire unit)

-Replace acrylic shield in serving table

-Repair/replace lakeside dining room door closure

-Paint interior walls and add baffles for sound control

-Paint bathroom walls, ceilings, and stall

-Repair rock wall outside dining Hall.

-Replace downspout gutter on dining Hall.

-Install air filters on back porch.

-Purchase two swings or benches for sides of porch

-Add shrubs to area next to back kitchen door

-Trim or remove shrubs at south end of dining hall

-Locate / Order large commercial grade can opener


Laundry Room

-Purchase coin-operated dryer


Hammons Hall

-Construct retainer walls on sides of building

-Clean, repair and paint windows

-Clean, water heater closet and paint.

-Replace window  pane in bathroom

-Replace island in dining area

-Check/repair/clean windows and install window screen

-Paint kitchen ceiling, walls and doors

-Seal creosote indoor support posts

-Install security system



Athletic Field

-Check for holes and fill with dirt

-Seed field, fertilize, mow on regular schedule

-Repair/purchase soccer goals and replace nets

-Clear brush for fence

-Build wire fence on north property line

-Purchase and install goal post pads (4 pads)

-Add baseball/softball field



 Lake Storage Building

-Repair/replace existing canoes

-Purchase 3 new canoes

-Replace defective life jackets

-Purchase 4 new adult 2X life jackets

-and purchase 2 new adult 3X life jackets

-Repair plumbing for outside shower

-Purchase and install floating swimming platform

-Purchase new floating rope and buoys to mark swimming area

-Add 24 cubic yards washed beach sand



The Rock

-Restore side skirting around the building (Crawl space),

-Repair/replace lathe stripping on outside walls

-Seal attic and replace vinyl siding where missing

-Paint interior bathroom walls and floors

-Check, repair, replace folding chairs

-Add chat or concrete area under canopy.

-Repair/replace lighting and improve sound system

-Repair metal roof

-Install sides on upper canopy to reduce blowing rain

-Add 24 new folding chairs

-Install blinds and curtains in bathrooms


  RV Park and Shop Area

-Rv Park

-Pour concrete around sewer-water hook up sites

-Replace railroad ties at perimeter of rv sites

-Install vertical roof supports for RV shed.

-Construct lattice wall around storage area

-Refurbish all frost free faucets and secure them using metal fence posts

-Replace/secure vinyl siding on white house



-organize tools

-re-Stack lumber in north shed or move to white house

-Purchase battery charger , drill, bits,  and wrenches.

-repair metal roof on shed north of shop


   Tent Camping area

– Clean off and level camp sites

-Add new camp sites/rv sites near the Rock

-Post signs that climbing wall cannot be used

-post directional signs near Hammon’s Hall

(Consider repair and future use of climbing tower)


Jubilee Field Recreation Area

-Check, repair and paint equipment as needed

(Remove grass, treat with Prim and add 24 cubic yards of sand)

-Replace water fountain outside bathhouse

-add new playground equipment

-Improve outdoor stage lighting and electrical service

-add water service to corner of stage


Bath House

-tile floors in shower stalls

-add bench in shower stalls

-repair/replace windows and screens

-Repair and paint outside doors and screen doors



-Clear brush and make a rock garden north of the lake

-Clear brush to provide access sites around edge of lake

-Install cable guard rail at upper end of lake to prevent motorized access from power-line right-of-way

-Remove brush and weed-eat backside of Lake Dam (once each summer)



-Relocate front entrance gate

-Install Keypad controlled gate

-Add Building Road and security Signs

-Distribute mulch on footpaths

-Finish mapping trails and improve trails

-Clean borrow ditches and improve drainage along roadways

-Rip-rap the eroded area on roadside near Faith Point

-Construct a small woodshed near the fire pit.

-Mulch all trails

-Add chat rock to picnic area between Cedar Springs and Oak Grove Cabins

-Remove brush and undergrowth along stream between Calvary Hill and Jericho worship centers

-Install culverts, deepen drainage ditches on sides of roadways, and grade roads.  Add crushed rock where needed

-Improve hiking trails  by cutting overhanging limbs, raking, and marking directions, etc.  Mulch where needed

-Replace drinking water fountain at Faith Point

-Refurbish  sewer pump control center near dormitory

-Suggest adding 2 or 3 pull-through rv sites near the Rock

-Suggest adding a sewer dump site at edge of parking area near Welcome Center



  Welcome Center/Office

-Continue to upgrade the camp Website.

-Purchase paper shredder